Do you want to become a PBI Mexico volunteer?

Volunteers in PBI come from different countries and background. All of them share a strong commitment towards non-violence and the believe in the capability of all people to contribute to make this world a fairer and peaceful place. 

PBI volunteers commit themselves to a minimum of a year of volunteer work in Mexico in one of the two different Working Field Teams: Chihuahua City, which serves the North of Mexico and Mexico City, which serves the Center and South of the country. PBI volunteers live and work together in an office-house, they participate in all PBI work activities (physical accompaniment, advocacy, communication/display, security and protection training) and this includes administrative tasks and internal communication linked to the organisation performance.

Those arriving to Mexico with PBI will have the opportunity to be part the team involved in the exploratory processes that have the objective to expand PBI’s work in Mexico opening new accompaniment processes to Human Rights Defenders.



The Mexico Project is looking for former volunteers interested in returning to the field to support the Northern Team (based in Chihuahua City) for a period of 6 months. Motivated individuals with a high commitment towards the MEP mandate and strengthening PBI's work in Northern Mexico are sought.

Desired profile:

  • Understanding of and commitment to PBI; its principles, mandate and ways of working;
  • Facility to work in consensus, communicate in a non-violent manner, seek conflict resolution and work as part of a team;
  • Excellent level of Spanish (written, comprehension and oral);
  • Excellent political and situational analysis skills;
  • Good level of discourse and advocacy skills;
  • Own initiative and proactivity at work;
  • Ability to live by safety standards and drive compliance with these standards within the team;

Conditions in the field will be those of other PBI Mexico Project volunteers: 

  • Travel to and from their country of origin;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Lodging, per diem, and other labor expenses paid by PBI;
  • Stipend of 250 Euros per month, paid monthly and a repatriation of 45 Euros per month for each month worked on the project, paid at the end of the contract;
  • One day off per week, one weekend per month, one long weekend (3 days) every 3 months and 2.5 days of vacation per month worked.

Start date: Preferably mid/late April 2023.

Contract duration: Minimum commitment of six months from arrival in Mexico.

Interested candidates should send their CV with 2 letters of reference (at least one PBI reference), and a letter of motivation of maximum two pages by email to: Giusy Zaccaria ( and Clara van Tienhoven ( by end of day March 5, 2023.