Families at the Dump consists of a core group of dedicated volunteers, assisting the families dependent on the Puerto Vallarta City Dump. We are not receiving compensation of any kind from the Mission. Some costs are incurred for translation and education. Although administrations costs continue to rise FAD will strive to maintain an acceptable percentage in this area.


If you would like to visit the mission site, please contact info@familiesatthedump.org

While visiting you can assist with the breakfast program for the children living at the base of the PV city dump and assist in distributing bottled water to the recyclers while they are working. You can visit our center and see and hear about our programs for the next season!

Space is limited to 10 visitors in the van, please contact us to make sure you can come out to visit.


The mission is currently assessing and developing our programs for the upcoming fall/winter season. If you are interested in helping, please contact us.

If you are planning to be in Vallarta for an extended length of time and would like to volunteer with the mission please contact info@familiesatthedump.org

The mission team can meet with you, discuss your interests, the opportunities we may have and find a fit for you. Personality, talents, interests, motivation and availability will all be taken into consideration. Spanish is an asset, however not a necessity. Transportation is available by local bus to the mission site.

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