We're so glad you are interested!

Volunteers are always welcome be they interns, expats or medical students. Our internship positions are open to international and Mexican national students, while expats and non-student Mexicans are invited to apply as general volunteers. We are very flexible and happy to adapt to the times you are available.

If you have any questions please contact us for more information, or apply here!

Not only can you give back to the community, but you can have fun and meet new people.

A word from our volunteers:

"If I can change my world using willpower, I can hardly imagine what will happen now that I am a part of this team."

- Eduardo Montero

"BAI has taken me down a good path and opened many doors in my life. It has helped me mature and make my own decisions."

- Diego

Activities carried out by Fundación BAI

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

Health education

  • Organize and manage the BAI peer-to-peer education program (TEAMM)

  • Communicate and build relationships with administrators of participating schools

  • Plan and lead bi-monthly meetings for TEAMM students to improve their public speaking, classroom management, leadership and health education skills

  • Maintain, update and cataloge education program materials... See PDF

Medicine and Nursing

  • Organize and administer regular HIV testing and counseling events, including preparing materials and maintaining an inventory of supplies

  • Provide one-on-one testing and counseling at the BAI office as needed

  • Plan and conduct rapid HIV testing and counseling workshops to train new volunteers... See PDF

Fundraising

  • Collaborate with Coordinators and Fundraising Committee to send newsletters and periodic communications to donors

  • Develop relationships and collaborate with key stakeholders and donors

  • Research and contact potential funding resources

  • Assist the BAI Fundraising Committee with the planning, organization and implementation of fundraising activities and annual events (Taste of Mérida in March and Home Tour in November) ... See PDF

Psychotherapy

  • Help the psychotherapist prepare the topic of each session by sourcing materials and educational videos, preparing group activities, etc.

  • Attend and assist with the actuation of group sessions

  • Plan and attend community public sessions, including tasks such as organizing material for the guest speaker’s presentation, and general logistics

  • Researching current and emerging psychotherapy topics to write brief reports for the website and give bimonthly community presentation... See PDF

Adminstration

  • Prepare reports, presentations, operational documents and other communications containing descriptive, analytical and evaluative content related to business and operational activities 

  • Help design and update organizational and programmatic brochures, fliers, etc.

  • Monitor and maintain the inventory of stockroom materials

  • Prepare the office for meetings, presentations, etc... See PDF

Nutrition

  • Provide nutrition counseling to BAI clients in conjunction with their medical and/or psychological appointments

  • Develop meal plans tailored to the medicinal and nutritional needs of BAI clients

  • Research current nutritional topics to write brief reports for the website and give bimonthly community presentations

  • Research potential interactions between foods and medications for BAI clients... See PDF

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Social Media and Marketing

  • Create high-quality original written and visual content for a social media campaign

  • Develop useful marketing strategies to boost BAI’s presence in the community

  • Collaborate with the Fundraising committee to design posters, fliers, etc. for events

  • Assist staff with producing quarterly newsletters for donors

  • Communicate with social media followers, including responding to queries in a timely manner

  • Take photos at events; collect volunteer photos to use for promotional materials... See PDF 

Research

  • Collaborate with staff to conduct data analysis, research and investigation of recent literature as needed for various organizational projects

  • Input data from patient and client questionnaires to the database

  • Update programmatic survey and evaluation materials and incorporate improved methodology

  • Manage and administer evaluations to interns at the beginning and end of their internships; summarize and share the results with Coordinators ... See PDF

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Web Development and Design 

  • Evaluating code to ensure it meets industry standards, is valid, is properly structured, and is compatible with browsers, devices, and operating systems

  • Developing or validating test routines and schedules to ensure that test cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types

  • Using scripting or authoring languages, management tools, content creation tools, applications and digital media... See PDF

Working to prevent the spread of HIV and STIs, and to decrease teenage pregnancies in the Yucatán

Trabajando para prevenir el VIH y ITS, y los embarazos adolescentes en Yucatán

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