At the beginning of October, Learn Vallarta’s proposal of offering English-speaking American and Canadian residents as a volunteer group to help welcome tourists as they visit the tourism office was gracefully accepted by Director of the Office of Tourism and Economic Development, Jose Luis Diaz Borioli. Now, after our first two weeks, we are very pleased with our success as is Director Borioli. We have been warmly received by his staff and enthusiasm abounds on all sides.
Our first thirty volunteers are mostly retired, have a deep love for Vallarta, and want to help others learn more about what it is like to live here. As more folks return to visit or to move here, all of Vallarta benefits, both culturally and economically. Opportunities for contributing to the marketing efforts of the tourism office, including suggestions for added services, ideas for the website, and a design for volunteer shirts have been offered as a way for resident foreigners to work on a community-wide basis with the Mexican people of Vallarta towards a warm and welcoming presence by this new volunteer group. We continue to look for positive and enthusiastic Americans and Canadians who are available and willing to volunteer for this exciting new endeavor. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Learn Vallarta: email@example.com.