Join us in Guatemala
Volunteer in the ancient land of the Mayan civilization in a variety of quality projects. Work with neglected animals, participate in conservation efforts on a beautiful lake, work alongside locals in a coffee cooperative project or care for children or the elderly. Programs are based in and around the beautiful city of Antigua.
Program costs: US$250 application fee + US$495 per week (1-4 weeks), and US $200 per week after this. This includes accommodation, meals, coordination, supervision, training, and airport pick up.
Are you driven to help the world's most vulnerable citizens? Do you love kids and want to help them thrive? In the Childcare and Orphanage Project volunteers assist the children with basic hygiene education, homework, organising games and activities, organising workshops and provide the children with love and attention. There are many different childcare placements available in Guatemala, including day care centres, school and orphanages, and many of the children suffer from poor domestic lifestyles and substance abuse in their families.
Teaching English Project
Did you know you have a great wealth which if you share you lose nothing? In the Teaching English Project, volunteers will be assisting teachers in educating local students in English. Volunteers will assist with workshops, organising educational games and activities and tutoring. Volunteers may also participate in fundraising and the collection of educational materials, and will be placed in either poor public schools, community centres or libraries.
Are you a Spanish speaking doctor, nurse or med student? We need volunteers to work at either one of the rural clinics surrounding La Antigua, or in clinics for mentally and physically disabled children. There are roles for licensed professionals, medical students and pre-med students, however volunteers require at least intermediate Spanish as the staff they will work with have limited English. Volunteers should be aware that the range of activities available to them will depend on their experience as well. Notarized documentation of your medical school, nursing school, or other medical credentials will be required.
Coffee Cooperative Project
Are you a coffee fiend? A java junkie? In the Coffee Cooperative Project, volunteers will assist with the sustainable production of coffee in a coffee-farming community in the Guatemalan highlands. Volunteers may be involved with coffee-picking in the fields, roasting the beans and packaging the final product, alongside wider agricultural activities, such as helping in the nursery. As well as various agricultural activities, volunteers will also be involved in marketing of the coffee product to the wider market and with support of the community by helping in reforestation and possible construction projects.
Christmas and New Year Project
Do you love the spirit of Christmas? Want share the joy with communities in need? The Christmas and New Year projects are specifically designed for volunteers who would like to travel to Guatemala during the Christmas/New Year break to be part of a very special holiday both for volunteers and the communities of Antigua. This week-long tour will offer a range of activities and while the Xmas project starting on December 22 will offer activities at a childcare centre, a home for the elderly and even on a coffee farm. The New Year tour, starting Dec 29th will have opportunities to work at a childcare centre and a home for the elderly. If you would like to participate in both programs, please apply for two weeks with a December 22nd start date. Please note, prices for this project are different from others. See more details for information.