Volunteer as a Mission Builder with YWAM

From time to time here at YWAM Mazatlan we have people join our ministry as Mission Builders. This is an excellent opportunity for people who want to volunteer their time at the base, without having done a Discipleship Training School, which is a prerequisite for full-time staff. Mission Builders are a HUGE blessing to us as they free up our staff to serve in the specific areas they are called to, not to mention that we just love having new people here! Come on down and discover for yourself the fun of serving a ministry committed to helping young people know God and make Him known.

As a Mission Builder, you will be mixing and living with the students on our Training Schools, the staff of YWAM Mazatlan and other Mission Builders. Making life-long friends won’t be hard.

Because we value community here at YWAM Mazatlan, we want you to take part in our weekly base gatherings. These includes all our Worship/Intercession times, Evangelism and special events such as DTS graduations.

Mission Building is a great way to check out our DTS programs and all our other ministries here at YWAM Mazatlan.


There are a handful of areas in our base which need the greatest help. Depending on your skills you may be asked to serve in the Kitchen, with Maintenance, in our Media-IT dept, or with Office Administration/Data entry. Some of our biggest needs at the moment are:

  • Teacher - There are a few missionary families living in Mazatlan who are looking for someone who has a teacher's heart to help homeschooling their children. No experience necessary, but must have a love for learning and willingness to teach subjects like Math, English, and Science. All curriculum is provided, only guidance is needed. Ideally, coming for the whole school year is ideal, but not required. 
  • Maintenance / Handyman - We need people with practical skills in house maintenance, minor repairs, painting, plumbing, electrical, etc. If you have any of these skills and are willing to serve, please contact us. Our building is old and something always needs work, so we would love to hear from you! - Previous work experience and/or training only please.
  • Mechanic - We’re looking for someone who can help us up keep our vans (oil change, tires, engine repair, basic maintenance). If you’re a trained mechanic or self-taught pro and would like to be involved in what God’s doing down here in Mazatlan, then we would love to hear from you! - Must be familiar with vehicle engines and maintenance.
  • Kitchen Help - When you’ve got a lot of people living and working in one place, there’s always a lot of food to prepare. Our kitchen needs more help! It’s the perfect opportunity to learn how to prepare delicious Mexican food and if you’re willing to serve in this area, we’d love to have you!


Singles are housed dorm-style with bunk beds or Mexican cots and shared, single sex bathrooms. Couples are housed with private room.

*Our housing for couples is limited so your acceptance may be based on this. 

$150 MXN Pesos or $15 USD/ per day per person covers your food, accommodation and utilities. Phone calls to the States and Canada are included as well as limited wireless Internet.

Extra costs may include

  • Laundry
  • Calls within México and to other countries


Email us at info@ywammazatlan.com for further information



Mazatlan has a small, international airport located 30 minutes outside of town. Transportation to and from the airport will be provided.


Everyone entering México must hold a valid passport with an expiry date of no less than 6 months. 6 month travel visas will be issued to you upon your arrival at customs.

The City of Mazatlan

Mazatlán is situated on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, almost directly across from the tip of the Baja peninsula.

Because it was a city long before it became a beach resort, Mazatlan is less touristy than some of its neighbors on what the cruise industry calls the Mexican Riviera. The city has a rich history and culture all its own and expressions of these can be seen throughout the year in a variety of festivals and cultural exhibits.

Though Mazatlan offers great transportation options, it’s also a great city to walk in. Because it’s an older city, it was built to cater to foot traffic, not cars. Thus, walking can be a very enjoyable experience. All of our staff and students take advantage of the great beachfront walkway that strolls for some 13 miles!

Our base is located in the historic heart of the city, so its a beautiful location to be in. We’re just around the corner from the beach and a 15 minute stroll from the downtown “Centro” market area. There are also many restaurants, scenic spots, and coffee shops within easy reach and a good bus line that connects us with the other ammenities of the city, such as grocery stores, movie theatres, and a shopping mall.