I could not have chosen a better NGO to do my community service project at than Puente a la Salud Comunitaria. I was a volunteer in the Healthy Families Program, where my work was to create delicious, healthy, simple, and low-cost recipes. I then taught these recipes to women in cooking workshops, which was an incredible experience. I learned to cook with amaranth in its various presentations (leaf, seed, flour, and cereal) and discovered amaranth’s health benefits and how to include it in the diet. After learning about and getting excited about amaranth, I began to teach my relatives and acquaintances about it, create new recipes with amaranth and change my eating habits.

I learned many lessons about food sovereignty from Puente that I will seek to implement in the future for the well-being of the country and especially Oaxaca.

-Dalia Clarissa Martínez Morán, gastronomy student, Instituto Universitario de Oaxaca 2016.


We are very grateful we had the opportunity to collaborate with Puente a la Salud Comunitaria and the Rojas Eco-Center project. Through our volunteer service, we implemented sustainable agro-ecological and permaculture practices on Puente's Eco-Center in Rojas de Cuauhtémoc, only 20 minutes from the city center. Working together with a motivated group of volunteers, we were able to generate positive impacts in the environment and Oaxacan communities.

-Chloe Russik and Jonathan Camors, Project “planting consciousness” at Eco-Centro Puente Rojas 2017. 

If you are interested in one of these volunteer positions, please fill out the electronic application below. We'll contact you within 3-5 days to set up a Skype interview.

  Start Date Length of Commitment  Hours per week
Amaranth Day October 7th Minimum 2 hours N/A
Social Economy All year  Minimum 3 months 30
Graphic Design, Journalism and Content Creation All year  Minimum 3 months 30
Development and Communications Associate All year  Minimum 3 months 24
Amaranth Farming and Research All year  3 to 6 months 30
Development of Puente Rojas Eco-Center All year Flexible 8-24


In each of the above activities Puente a la Salud Comunitaria offers: 


  • The necessary materials for your activities
  • The cost of transportation to the communities we work in.
  • A creative and motivating work environment.
  • We do not offer lodging in Oaxaca City.