Service Work in Mexico


As Americans, it’s easy to take our comfortable lives for granted. However, in Agua Prieta (link to map) our volunteers discover a world very different from their own. That’s why we built the “Exchange Dormitory”.

Each year, more than 1,000 volunteers stay in the on-site dorm and perform service work in the barrios (hood, “ghetto” neighborhood). Here they feed their souls with purpose and gain a new appreciation for their own fortunate lives. They carry this awareness back across the border to help reweave the moral fabric of our own communities. It’s a profound experience and many return year after year. Since 1987 we have facilitated over 20,000 volunteer visits.

We have found that being “in service” has a positive, powerful impact, both on the volunteers and the people they assist. Come join us in Mexico and see for yourself!



For more information and to find out how to participate in the Exchange Program click here and also follow the links to the right. To read comments from our past volunteers, click here.

DONATE TODAY (Link to donation page)

It costs Rancho Feliz $25,000 per year to operate the Exchange Program. If you would like to donate $500, $1,000, $5,000 or the full $25,000 please click on the donation box below and help us keep this powerful program in service.


Participation Form
Volunteer Projects
Sample Visit
Questions & Answers
Q&A – Print Version
Safety in Mexico
Side Trip Option