Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico Social Justice Trip

Through our partnerships we will be based in the Cadena center in Oaxaca, Mexico. Located in the remote natural settings of the Pluma-Hidalgo forests, the center opens its doors to groups of participants throughout the entire year.
Join our team of volunteers to support the local rural population’s needs and take an active part in developing the region. You will be engaging with the community of Oaxaca, implementing much-needed educational, agricultural and public health projects, ranging from basic literacy, to sustainability and agricultural development, to natural disaster and emergency training.

While living in the center, you will engage in unique volunteer projects and educational activities, giving you hands-on experience while developing skills and connections that will remain with you for a lifetime. You will have the opportunity for self-exploration while forming your identity on a personal and communal level.

Accommodation
Participants live in shared accommodation, 6 people per room, with basic facilities. 
Men and women have separate dormitories.

Food
The food supplied by the center is strictly vegetarian, locally purchased to ensure freshness. While we maintain a kosher-style kitchen, there is no local kashrut authority and therefore products are not supervised.

Shabbat and Holidays
The program welcomes religious and non-religious participants. All of the activities organized on Shabbat or Jewish festivals are suitable for those who observe religious practices, however each participant is free to observe Shabbat in their own way.

Each week we arrange kabbalat Shabbat activities and share a festive meal.

Explore Mexico
Participants will have a unique opportunity to explore the local areas and attractions, including the beautiful shores alongside the jungles, the colorful city of Oaxaca and the swag vibe of the famous surfer’s beach, Puerto Escondido. In addition to the daily volunteer projects and learning components, volunteers will get a chance to explore the flavors, music and unique local culture. Tour the country, experiencing sites of historical and cultural significance, and hiking the beautiful landscapes. Participants will have the opportunity for additional travel during free weekends.

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