Just a few months ago we told you about an opportunity to help native sea turtles while hanging out in Mexico. Now comes a much more ambitious volunteer program from Voluntrek, which promises to train you into being...a rescue worker.
The Voluntrek organizers have noticed that there are a lot of hippies who volunteer to help people in the aftermath of earthquakes and tsunamis, and also that those hippies don't really know how to help people in the aftermath of earthquakes and tsunamis. And so they're looking for volunteers who "love adventure, extreme activities, travelling and helping others."
If you fit that description, you can head down to Mexico for 18 days of training in "Civil Protection/Defense, Hazards, First Responder Training, Donated Goods Management, Triage and Collapsed Structures." As the program progresses you'll also get to see different parts of Mexico. Program details are here and the application is here.
Before you ask: we're fairly certain that this isn't some kind of on-the-cheap kidnapping/slavery scam, where the traders front-loaded all of their costs into a website, and now they're just waiting for earnest idealistic college students to show up smelling of patchouli. Fairly certain.