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Dreams for Mayan Children!

Get Involved in the Volunteer Program

Even though Dreams for Mayan Children has been working with the communities since 2007, we have just achieved the not for profit certification in 2017. We need to search for grants, private funding, and community participation to accomplish our goals in enhancing such a wonderful place. Since the first visit we have been passionate about helping and supporting the Mayan communities because they are such warm, giving, wonderful people. They exhibit the kind of lifestyle that most of us will never get to witness, a lifestyle true to the history and culture of Mexico. We are dedicated to helping this community thrive while staying true to the way of life. 

Having participation from the members of the communities we visit and all those wonderful volunteers who come together in our quest really makes the difference in achieving these goals! If you would like to see a different side of Mexico, the genuine heart of the country, come with us! Visiting and helping out gives you a real sense of satisfaction and purpose to your travels! When you visit the community you have the opportunity to give in so many ways whether it be taking part in an infrastructure improvement, participating in one of the music classes, teaching something of your own expertise in the classroom, the options are endless. Not only do you take home part of the magic of the community but you get to leave a little part of you with them that will last a lifetime. One way that you can visit the community is by taking part in the experience that we call Travel the Maya Route.  DON'T HESITATE! GO NOW AND LEARN MORE!

 This type of experience is perfect for company retreats and team building!

How can we help you to convince your boss and/or coworkers!? 

As a company / business why should you sponsor a non-profit foundation?


  • Employee moral - Studies have shown that to take active interests in your own community (and those of your employees), can lead to a boost in employee motivation. If a company chooses to make a corporate donation, workplace culture can improve with increased employee involvement and a positive general attitude. (Forbes, May 5, 2015)

  • By supporting a foundation / charity you bring positive attention to your business and in turn can increase your own social presence. If you become a sponsor/volunteer/partner we will recognize you in our social media, website and can provide you with a certificate of recognition to display in your local. We can also provide you with material to share on your site and social media as well! 

Travel with a Purpose! 

One of our partners, Pure Paradise Travel can offer and arrange day trip "EXPERIENCES" to various places throughout the Mayan region to visitors of this part of Mexico so that you get a taste of the Mayan culture of the past and present. The experiences and activities that they offer will guarantee that you will have the time of your life while you are here in our little corner of paradise! A portion of the proceeds that come from these experiences are used to fund the Dreams for Mayan Children foundation and allows us to purchase the materials that we need for the community. There are several options on their website to chose from. If you are planning a trip to the Riviera Maya please take a minute to check out some of the experiences they offer and take your vacation to the next level! 


We would love for you to experience the love and magic that lies deep in the jungle of Mexico! We welcome you to join our growing family! You can join us on Facebook to stay up to date on our current and upcoming projects as we plan them! To learn more about becoming a volunteer contact us through the website or on Facebook! 

Supporting DMC by Monetary Donations

If you aren't able to travel to this part of Mexico but would like to support Dreams for Mayan Children and contribute to the continuing improvements of the community you may do so by making a monetary donation via Paypal. Because DMC is a recognized non-profit organization we are able to provide you with the necessary documentation to claim the deduction on your next tax filing. 

Frequently asked questions

How can I donate? / Como puedo donar?

If you would like to make a donation in the form of cash for us to purchase supplies you can go to our Volunteer/Donate page. There you will find the button to make a transfer using Paypal. We are always looking for funds to purchase school supplies, sports equipment, hygeine / medical supplies and construction materials for the community. Si desea hacer una donación en efectivo para que podamos comprar suministros, puede ir a nuestra página Voluntarios / Donar. Allí encontrará el botón para realizar una transferencia con Paypal. Siempre estamos buscando fondos para comprar útiles escolares, equipos deportivos, artículos de higiene / médicos y materiales de construcción para la comunidad.

Can I donate physical items? / Puedo donar artículos físicos?

YES! If you have purchased items or have second hand items we can accept them. Please feel free to contact us via the website or Facebook so that we can arrange delivery. Please be sure to read our article on Responsible Tourism!
¡SI! Si ha comprado artículos o tiene artículos de segunda mano, podemos aceptarlos. No dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros a través del sitio web o Facebook para que podamos organizar la entrega.

How can I become a volunteer? / Cómo puedo ser voluntario?

We have several programs that you can participate in. We have the music program, the animal sanctuary, you can help out in the classroom, help with building construction, the organic farm, or whatever we have going on at the moment. It will depend on the current schedule of the community and of course your schedule as well. We will recommend that you contact us via the website or Facebook to make the arrangements. We can also help you with transportation if you do not have your own. Tenemos varios programas en los que puede participar. Tenemos el programa de música, el santuario de animales, puede ayudar en el aula, ayudar con la construcción de edificios, la granja orgánica o lo que sea que tengamos en el momento. Dependerá del horario actual de la comunidad y, por supuesto, de su horario también. Le recomendamos que se comunique con nosotros a través del sitio web o Facebook para hacer los arreglos. También podemos ayudarlo con el transporte si no tiene el suyo.

Where is the community? / Dónde está la comunidad?

We mostly work in the pueblo called Nuevo Durango that is located in the vicinity of the Mayan ruins of Coba. You can see the maps and travel times depending if you will be staying in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum. No matter the city that you depart from the drive to the pueblo is absolutely stunning! Once out of one of the cities you will mostly see virgin jungle. Every now and then along the way you will pass through a small town and get a taste of how the people of Mexico, away from the busy tourist hot spots live. Principalmente trabajamos en el pueblo llamado Nuevo Durango que se encuentra en la vecindad de las ruinas mayas de Cobá. Puede ver los mapas y los tiempos de viaje dependiendo de si se hospedará en Cancún, Playa del Carmen o Tulum. ¡No importa la ciudad desde la que partes del camino al pueblo, es absolutamente impresionante! Una vez que salga de una de las ciudades, verá principalmente la jungla virgen. De vez en cuando, en el camino, pasará por un pequeño pueblo y sabrá cómo vive la gente de México, lejos de los concurridos puntos turísticos. Cancún - Nuevo Durango 1 hr:42 mins Playa del Carmen - Nuevo Durango 1hr:30 mins Tulum - Nuevo Durango 1hr:5mins

What is the pricing and schedule for the Experiences / Day Trips? Cuál es el precio y el horario de las Experiencias / excursiones de un día?

Due to recent travel restrictions and precautions we will ask that you please contact us via the website or Facebook for more information regarding the day trip experiences to the Mayan Ruins or to participate in the Temazcal ceremony. We try to be very flexible and can accommodate groups up to 12 people. If you have a larger group we can also accommodate with enough notice. Because we are flexible and the experiences can be combined or modified, Pure Paradise Travel will quote your experience on an individual basis. Debido a las restricciones y precauciones de viaje recientes, le pediremos que se comunique con nosotros a través del sitio web o Facebook para obtener más información sobre las experiencias de viaje de un día a las Ruinas Mayas o para participar en la ceremonia de Temazcal. Intentamos ser muy flexibles y podemos alojar grupos de hasta 12 personas. Si tiene un grupo más grande, también podemos acomodarlo con suficiente antelación. Debido a que somos flexibles y las experiencias se pueden combinar o modificar, Pure Paradise Travel citará su experiencia de manera individual.

Come for a Visit, Get Involved, Make a Difference!

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