Volunteers and interns Volunteers at Our Cabana

Volunteers can come and support Our Cabaña for 12-24 weeks, depending on the season. Here you will take part in the day-to-day running of the centre to help us ensure our programmes are successful.

To qualify as a volunteer, you must:

  • Be 18 years old and over
  • Be registered as part of a World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Member Organisation in your own country
  • Have a good knowledge about the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, the World Centres and their mission
  • Have experience leading a unit or troop
  • Have experience working with girls aged between 12-18 as well as adults
  • Have experience managing large groups of people
  • Be an English or Spanish native speaker, and be willing to learn or improve the other language
  • Have strong interpersonal skills
  • Be in good physical condition and able to work long hours in high altitude (1 mile or 1580 metres)

Focusing on programming and housekeeping activities, volunteers will:

  • Develop new workshops, ceremonies and programme ideas based on current World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts topics and initiatives
  • Assist, set up and participate in all programme activities, including international festivals, trip introductions, campfires, service projects etc
  • Provide participants with tours of local towns and cities
  • Assist in the craft house and help run sports activities and musical events
  • Prepare dormitories and oversee housekeeping management
  • Assist our local Mexican chefs by setting tables and keep the dining hall clean and tidy
  • Help at the trading post
  • Share Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting knowledge from your own country and contribute to the international atmosphere of the World Centre

Insurance: Our Cabaña will provide travel and medical insurance coverage from the beginning of the trip until the day of leaving Our Cabaña.

A current Health Certificate is required on arrival.

Note: Accommodation and meals are provided by Our Cabaña for the duration of the volunteer term. You can also apply for a travel grant to cover up to £750 GBP travel costs (return, economy class covered by World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts).

Please ensure applications arrive at the following two email addresses before the closing date. The applications must have the signature or letter of approval from your International Commissioner / National President of your association.

Send your forms to Our Cabaña: ourcabana@guiasdemexico.org.mx

Available dates:

Wnt/Spg: January 2 to May 1, 2020 / Deadline September 15, 2019

Summer: May 25 to Sept 5, 2020 / Deadline December 15, 2019

Autumn: Sep 25 to Nov 30 2020 / Deadline January 28, 2020

Wnt/Spg: January 2 to May 1, 2021 / Deadline September 15, 2020

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