Being transparent and making sure our volunteers understand the value they receive for their Registration Fee is important to us. We know that our volunteers work hard to save or fundraise for their volunteering abroad experience and we believe in being open and honest about what our costs go towards the Registration Fee is really important because paying it confirms a volunteer's place on their chosen program. Once you've been accepted to volunteer with Volunteer Inn Mexico , you can then log in to your MyVIM account and pay your Registration Fee of US$335 to confirm your spot. The Registration Fee also enables Volunteer Inn Mexico to provide a whole range of value-add services that support you to have the best possible volunteering experience.
What does the Registration Fee mean for you?
Affordable program fees
At Volunteer Inn Mexico we work hard to ensure we can provide our volunteers with world class volunteer programs at the most affordable prices. As Mexico's most popular volunteer travel organization, we receive access to heavily discounted program fees for our volunteers, meaning it is always cheaper to volunteer through Volunteer Inn Mexico
Service and support
We employ very passionate staff members in Mexico and Cuba to communicate with our volunteers. We also provide exceptional customer service and our team supports you every step of the way, answering your questions, offering recommendations, listening to your feedback and working with our local teams to ensure everything runs smoothly. Ask us anything - we know our programs inside out and we've been doing this for a while now, so tricky questions are our forte!
Training and preparation
The specialized Volunteer Inn Mexico Program Manager you are connected with will provide you with all the information and support you need to prepare for your volunteer program, but we also provide you with a whole range of other materials to help you to get ready to go. There is a detailed Program Information Booklet, which covers everything from visa requirements and vaccinations through to meals and transport details.
Mexico's best volunteer programs
As Mexico's leading volunteer abroad organization, we have offers from thousands of organizations around Mexico wishing to receive our volunteers. We carefully select our local teams, ensuring volunteers pay fair and affordable fees, make a genuine impact, and have an awesome time while doing so. When you go on a Volunteer Inn Mexico abroad program, you know you are volunteering with the best.
Safety and constant improvement
To ensure we are providing the world's best (as well as the most affordable) volunteer programs, we travel to visit each one every year. We meet with volunteers and local teams, visit the placements and agree areas for program development and improvement. We also conduct risk management audits on these frequent visits and support our local teams with their risk management practices, which all helps us to ensure our volunteers are supported to stay safe and sound while they're abroad. In short, the Registration Fee that you pay enables us to constantly improve the quality and safety of our programs, which is hugely important to us.
Sustainability and the VIM Fund
Ensuring Volunteer Inn Mexico programs have a sustainable long-term impact is a big focus for us. Not only do we spend a lot of time in communities understanding how we can best achieve this, a portion of the Registration Fee that you pay to volunteer with Volunteer Inn Mexico is allocated specifically to the Volunteer Inn Mexico Fund. Over the past 2 years, more than US$12,500 has been invested by the Volunteer Inn Mexico Fund in projects which are established by previous volunteers. These projects support community needs in areas where we have volunteer programs and the funding is only provided when the project can show how it will deliver a long-term positive impact. The projects to receive donations from the Fund are determined by the wider Volunteer Inn Mexico community.
To pay your Volunteer Inn Mexico Registration Fee and become an official VIM volunteer, log into My VIM. If you have not yet applied for an Volunteer Inn Mexico volunteer program, you can apply online today.