Literacy and Environment


Participants will have the opportunity to provide meaningful hands-on service through the preparation and distribution of mini-libraries and books of one's own to children in poor rural schools. Volunteers attach bookplates and organize approximately 200 children's books to each mini-library. The books of one's own will be sorted by grade-group for distribution to individual children to keep as their own. Distribution of the mini-libraries and books of one's own will give participants the chance to see remote rural villages. Participants on the Literacy Work Weeks year after year tell us they felt it was one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences they had ever had.


Sample Activites:


  •  Deliver Mini libraries: collection of 200 books to schools

  •  Books of One’s Own: Individual children receive books to keep

  •  Deliver school supplies/maps

  •  Spend reading time with children

  •  Participate in homework clubs with Project Amigo students

  •  Experience day to day life in rural Mexico through visiting homes of students, touring sugar cane, coffee or banana farms

  • Visit a Migrant sugarcane cutters camp

  • Make homemade tamales!


All-inclusive price

The requested donation of $1,200 per person includes double-occupancy accommodations, all meals, pick-up and return transport to the airport, local transportation, entertainment and cultural activities, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Add $125 for a single room. The donation does not include transportation between the U.S. and Guadalajara or Manzanillo, long-distance phone calls or alcoholic beverages.