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Rewards of volunteering in Mexico

In Querétaro, right in the heart of Mexico, Global Volunteers have been teaching and tutoring conversational English at the Universidad Tecnológica de Querétaro (UTEQ) or Technological University of Querétaro for almost 20 years. Here, students preparing for careers in middle management, interior design, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, aviation repair and production, and a variety of […]

Male volunteer in Mexico

Global Volunteers salutes Bill Spencer, who has served on 16 Global Volunteers service programs – starting with Turkey in 2000. Since then, Bill has gone on to serve as a Global Volunteer in Greece, the Cook Islands, Brazil, St. Lucia and Mexico. Thus far, his favorite Global Volunteers service program has been in Querétaro, Mexico, […]

Teaching conversational English in Mexico and Cuba

Judi has taught conversational English in three different Spanish-speaking countries. Here she shares her experience teaching conversational English in Mexico and Cuba. Querétaro, Mexico All of the fifteen volunteers spent each day and/or evening at the Universidad Tecnológica de Querétaro teaching conversational English. Most of the English Language instructors gave the volunteers topics for discussions. […]


If someone knows about teaching English classes in Spanish speaking countries, that’s Judi. She has taught conversational English in three different Spanish-speaking countries. Here she shares her experience in each of these communities. In the last two years I have been fortunate enough to engage in conversational English classes with Spanish speaking persons in three countries: […]

teaching English in Mexico

Two University English Instructors in Querétaro, Mexico made a point to express their gratitude to our recent volunteer team.  In case you think you can’t make a difference by teaching English in Mexico as a volunteer, please read on, and then talk to a volunteer coordinator: “Our countries and people must be closer.” I would really […]

Global Volunteers salutes Tom Medsger for his remarkable service making a difference on 10 Global Volunteers service programs since 2007, with nine in Mexico and one in Portugal. Mexico and its students have captured Tom’s heart. As English has become the language of commerce, technology, and opportunity worldwide, students greatly value the opportunity to practice with […]

by Pam Cromer, Mexico Volunteer Team Leader My favorite poet is Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Her poem “How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways….” says it all for me about Global Volunteers in Mexico. The charming, historic town of Querétaro is a “magnet” that keeps drawing me to the people and the volunteering that we […]

From Team Leader Pam Cromer : “I always feel like I’m leaving a part of me behind as we prepare to leave. I’m sure that’s why I continue to come back. My admiration and respect continues to grow for the teachers who are truly dedicated to their students. I am humbled by the tenacity of […]

Speech given by volunteer Priscilla Zobel at final celebration in Queretaro, Mexico: How many of you remember when you decided to become a teacher? How many of you remember a teacher who changed your life, a teacher who encouraged you? How many of you can remember feeling that a teacher believed in you? How many […]

Another Global Volunteer trip is “history!”  I had been to Queretaro, Mexico with Global Volunteers  before, but learned of many changes and improvements – and I was asked to go again.  It was great with a team of 20 volunteers – half of whom had been on this assignment before – and with a great team leader, who seemed tireless. […]