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VIVE18.13 Environmental Project at the Retirement Home Full

About the project

The main objective of the this project is to improve the lives of the people living in the retirement home by creating green spaces, planting fruits and vegetables and organizing activities with them. The project will be organized in cooperation with the municipality of Tolcayuca, Hidalgo. In addition the project also aims to bring volunteers and different communities from Hidalgo together.

Project activities

The first week of the project will be focusing on creating green spaces at the retirement home. During the second week the volunteers will be visiting different towns in Hidalgo such as Tizayuca, Zapotlan and Villa de Tezontepec and organizing activities with different communities. The volunteers are expected to work with the communities in order to increase the consciousness about eating organic vegetables and fruits, creating more green spaces, and reducing waste by using it as fertilizer or preparing a compost.


Lodging Type:


Population: Inhabitants

Closest Bus Station:

CLOSEST STATION: Pachuca Bus Station

Closest Airport:

CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Mexico City International Airport

Leisure Activities

The university is located in Tolcayuca which is located between Mexico City and the capital of Hidalgo, Pachuca. The volunteers can travel to Mexico City or other parts of the state of Hidalgo on their spare time. There are several archeological sites in the area to visit. Tula de Allende is an archeological site located in Hidalgo also there Tolantongo is famous with its thermal water resources.

From the link below you can reach more information about Hidalgo;



Special Requirements:
Available Vegetarian Food': Yes
Available for family: No
Available for volunteers with disabilities: No

Extra fee

The Inscription fee for this project is: €

INCLUDES (only during the project days)

  • Hosting (according to the conditions specified at the project description)
  • 3 meals a day (average 300gr each)
  • Local transportation with project purposes
  • Administration and organization
  • Tools and materials


  • Airfare to Mexico
  • Transportation from international airport to the project place
  • Leisure activities
  • Insurances
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