Volunteers will receive an intensive coaching course to prepare for the field, as well as a Spanish language course to equip you with the right basic language skills to interact with the girls and local community. You will be introduced to the Girls United methodology, and learn to provide fun, engaging and challenging sessions that implement our methodology.

The joy that Girls United created in every person who participated in this project was super exciting.
— Coach Checo


We are located in a municipality of Bacalar, in the State of Quintana Roo. The town has the perfect mixture of natural beauty and culture, making it the ideal spot to explore Mexico.   

Quintana Roo is a state on the Yucatán Peninsula. It borders Belize, Guatemala, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Its central location in the American continent makes it a great spot for any travellers wishing to go south, towards Central and South America or north, towards North America.

I would describe the experience as worthwhile and uplifting. The location is truly an undiscovered paradise.
— Coach Will Billson


All volunteer coaches are housed in modern, secure, safe shared accommodation, within a 5-min walk from Club Bacalar training pitch.



Review training session from previous day and plan following session.

Coach two sessions with your coaching partner.

Free time to relax, cool-off with a swim in the Bacalar Lagoon or walk around town.



Match day - take the girls to competitive matches and/or tournaments. 


Go on an adventure to a nearby sight and explore the Yucatán Peninsula!


Play football with GU staff and locals


Our weekly sessions are split across our Bacalar Club as well as sessions within the surrounding rural communities, find out more about the sessions here:


Take a look at some Blogs and Testimonials from our previous coaches to find out more about the programme, daily life, and their experiences.