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Swimming Instructor / Water Therapist - currently vacant - 1 job for 12 months in NPH Mexico.

This position is in our home, Casa San Salvador, Miacatlán.


  • 21 years or older
  • Proficient in spoken Spanish/ or Creole (for Haiti)
  • Licensed lifeguard is highly desired
  • Experience in teaching swim or water therapy is required
  • Flexibility
  • High organization skills


In a handful of our NPH homes, there is a swimming pool or therapy pool. need a volunteer to teach our children how to swim and/or to work with our special needs children who require water therapy.

As a Swim Instructor, you will give swim classes during the week to all of the children who cannot swim on their own, until they are able to float and swim in any part of the pool without fear. You will also supervise the pool as the lifeguard when the pool is being used by the children who do know how to swim.

As a Water Therapist, you will provide individualized water therapy sessions for our special needs children requiring this type of therapy.

The ideal volunteer in this role is flexible, open-minded and comfortable working with groups of children in a pool. This volunteer will work with a variety of children, ages and skill set. Experience in a pool, as a life guard or as a water therapist is required.

Other Responsibilities

Each volunteer chooses an hogar (group of children of the same age living together) at the beginning of their year. Each home’s Volunteer Coordinator will communicate the expectations for hogar time. Usually, it is six days a week, 6 to 8 p.m., but this might vary per home. This has been described as the most fulfilling part of volunteering, the bond and relationships formed with their hogar of children.

Volunteers have every other weekend off, as well as up to 22 days of vacation time after four months of service. Vacation must be arranged according to the specific home’s policies.

All NPH volunteers receive room and board, access to medical care and a monthly stipend. Volunteers pay for their transportation to and from the home and medical insurance. Volunteers must serve for at least one year.

For more information, please write to our International Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].




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