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Cozumel Volunteer Connection

American Community Services Becomes Cozumel Volunteer Connection.....

Connecting volunTOURism travelers with non-profit project coordinators in Cozumel.

We have changed our name and improved our services to better reflect the scope of work we do with travel groups and donors who want to TRAVEL WITH A PURPOSE.

ACS is now Cozumel Volunteer Connection CVC is a nonprofit community service effort developed to benefit Cozumel.
CVC is focused on these primary objectives:
  • Benefit the Cozumel community by promoting and facilitating volunteerism and philanthropic activities amongst those living on the island.

  • Provide traveling service groups or organizations with information, planning and itenerary alternatives for conducting extended stay volunTOURism events.

  • Enhance the vacation experience of short term island visitors wanting to provide community service works in Cozumel by providing information, coordination and referral services to local community endeavors in need of volunteer workers or donations single day volunTOURism events.
Travel Organizations Conducting VolunTOURISM Events Recently

Dallas Margarita SocietyThe Dallas Margarita Society

Jam Cruise Greening Team

S.A.I.L. Bible Group

Church of the Transfiguration Youth Group - Dallas, Texas

Wesley Choir Group of Chapelwood Methodist - Houston, Texas

Examples of Ongoing Projects Using CVC Assistance
Other VolunTOURism Opportunities & Community Service Organizations CVC Assists

CVC (as ACS) has also been involved in other community efforts such as

  • leading the Carnaval Kid's Fundraising Campaign for 5 years

  • promoting Park Buddy Program efforts benefitting Cozumel Marine Park

  • promoting In to Earth Days for increasing ocean conservation awareness

    What CVC Does
    1. Promote volunteerism, volunTOURism and community philanthropic activities by:
    • CVC Office on MelgarPromoting community service events via the Internet.
    • Providing information on community service organizations via the CVC office and the Internet.
    • CVC (formerly American Community Services) Office on MelgarIdentifying volunteer opportunities with ongoing community service organizations, seasonal volunteer efforts, special interest projects, one-time events and/or needs for "virtual" volunteers who lend support from a distant location.
    • Consulting with travelers and visitors to match time available, talents and interests with volunteer opportunities. This includes vacationers, frequent visitors, full- or part-time residents and "virtual" volunteers.
    • Identifying volunteer project coordinators for specific ad hoc community service projects not sponsored by an organization (i.e. various activities to benefit local children).
    2. Coordinate donation of money and supplies for community service activities by:
    • Partnering with other organizations and special project coordinators to solicit resources needed for volunteer efforts using the Internet, email and other forms of communication.
    • Coordinating the donation of money and/or supplies by communicating where/how to provide resources or serving as a "drop off point" for donations.
    • Ensuring donations reach the intended audience or volunteer activity.
    • Funding and sponsoring community service efforts.
    3. Provide information and referral services to benefit individuals and the community by:
    • Sharing general tourist information via the Internet at Cozumel Insider email, phone or in-office consultation.
    • Posting weekly Cozumel News (English Translation) via the Internet
    • Providing referrals to service providers via email, phone or in-office consultation.
    • CVC Office on MelgarFacilitating sharing of information and experiences traveling and living in Cozumel via informal networking, referrals to other ex-pats and via the Internet.
    • Communicating trends, perceptions, and concerns identified by those visiting and residing in Cozumel to community leaders. This feedback is intended to enhance the image of Cozumel.
    What CVC Does Not Do
    • Provide services offered by the American Consulate.
    • Duplicate the unique efforts of other existing community service organizations. The focus of CVC is to partner with other organizations to promote philanthropic activities as well as coordinate volunteerism and donation of resources.
    • Lead advocacy efforts or take action against service providers on behalf of Americans.
    • Funnel potential customers exclusively to certain for-profit ventures.
    • Support political partisan views or activities.
    • Encourage segregation of "ex-pats" as a separate entity within Cozumel. CVC encourages foreigners living in Cozumel to immerse themselves by becoming directly involved in the broader Cozumel community.
    How to Contact Us - How CVC Operates
    • Contact us via email at for inquiries or let us know how CVC can assist you or your group with a volunTOURism event in Cozumel!
    • Donations Drop Off Location:
      602 B (Upstairs) R. Melgar
      Cozumel QRoo Mexico 77600
      Edificio Colon - Next to Naval Base

      Phone: 011-52-987-869-0504
      ACS is now Cozumel Volunteer Connection
    • CVC is governed by a small managing committee of members with diverse volunteer and business backgrounds who share a commitment to volunteerism and community service in Cozumel.

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