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Featured Articles on Volunteering in Guatemala
Volunteer Opportunities in Guatemala by Volker Poelzl 
Volunteer in Xela through the EntreMundos organization by Michael Kay
Voluntourism in Guatemala: Help More with Less by Jonathon Engels
Volunteer in Antigua with Niños de Guatemala by Cristina Liberati
Volunteer in Guatemala: HELPS International Welcomes All by Doreen Pon
Volunteer with the Casa Guatemala by Kelsey Timmerman
Volunteer Health Services and Social Work Training with Pop Wuj by Patty Clement McCulloch
Volunteer at Spanish Language Schools in Guatemala by Gabe Stein
Volunteer Work for the Good of Others and the Environment by Laura Campbell
Adventure and Service as an English Teacher by Mary Hammerback and Jennifer Nater
Volunteer in Guatemala City with the Cross-Cultural Solutions by Penelope Bridgwater
Volunteer Helping Families with Common Hope by Julie Kremen
Volunteer with the God's Child Project by Janet Park

Volunteer Abroad in Guatemala with Cross-Cultural Solutions
As a volunteer in Guatemala, you'll begin to explore this heart of Mayan civilization and quickly understand why so many people have a special place in their heart for Guatemala. As a volunteer in Guatemala, you will work alongside an incredibly diverse population struggling to cope with the effects of urban migration.

On each program, after volunteering for the day, you'll be able to walk around your neighborhood or explore some of the gorgeous spots nearby. We proudly believe we provide the perfect mix of quality work, cultural immersion, adventure, and relaxation—all while having 24/7 access to CCS staff and support. Make that life-changing decision to become a CCSer today!
Volunteer in Guatemala Dates: One Week to Three Months
Costs: Contact Us for Pricing and Availability
Contact: Cross-Cultural Solutions, 2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Tel: US Toll Free: 1-800-380-4777

Volunteer Abroad in Guatemala from US$275
International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) offer affordable volunteer abroad programs in Guatemala from only US$275. Volunteers can participate in a wide range of projects including Teaching English, Childcare, Medical, Elderly Care, Construction and Renovation, Animal Care/Animal Rights, Lake Conservation, Eco-Agriculture Conservation, Turtle/Environment Conservation and Special Needs. IVHQ sends thousands of volunteer travelers worldwide annually — you will not find a more affordable, high quality and trustworthy volunteer travel company.
Volunteer in Guatemala Volunteer in Guatemala with VolunteerHQ Cost: Program Fees start from US$275
Dates: Programs start on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Duration: Volunteers can volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
US/Canada Toll Free: 1-877-342-6588; UK Toll Free: 0-800-234-1621; Australia Toll Free: 1-800-557-380; International: +64 6 758 7949.

A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Volunteering with a Non Profit Charity Overseas
A Broader View Volunteers is an U.S. Non profit charity.
We work in 24 countries with over 224 programs, including Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, Cameroon, Rwanda, Nepal, India, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, and China.
With A Broader View (ABV), you'll be immersed in another culture, collaborate with your host community on a development project, and work side by side with local youth while building your own leadership skills. ABV works year round from 1-week to 12-week programs.
Volunteer in Guatemala

Dates: Ongoing programs, year round, you choose your dates of arrival and departure.
From US$895 for one week to US$2240 for 12 weeks (you can tax deduct the expenses). Program fee includes: personalized Volunteer Placement, cultural education, meals, accommodation, pre-departure guidance, 24/7 country staff, tax deducted fees, the option to fundraise within our website, and more.
A Broader View Volunteers Corp, 236 Glen Place, Elkins Park, PA 19027.
866-423-3258 or 215-780-1845 (US), (020) 3289-9896 (UK), (02) 8003-3474 (AU).
Fax: 215-887-0915 / Skype:


Make a REAL difference in Guatemala — From just US$225/week!
Become a Love Volunteer in Ecuador and The Galapagos Islands and get a truly memorable experience whilst helping those in real need. Love Volunteers, the world’s fastest growing independent volunteering organization, has provided meaningful volunteering abroad programs to thousands of volunteers seeking safe, responsible and affordable ways to help needy communities! Visit our website to check out our range of community-based projects and find out how you can make a REAL difference!
Volunteers in Ecuador Dates: Flexible/Open Start Dates
Program fees start from just US$225!
Love Volunteers
US: +1 415 800 4993, UK: +44 1865 522 688, NZ: +64 21 443 243

Cooperative for Education
Bring Education to Needy Children in Guatemala
Experience a short-term volunteer vacation at its best! You will deliver badly-needed textbooks and inaugurate brand-new computer centers at impoverished Guatemalan schools through nonprofit organization Cooperative for Education (CoEd). Week includes opportunities to interact with the children and families CoEd serves. Your presence will make an important contribution to CoEd projects by showing the communities that the programs are well-supported and around for the long term.


ELI—Experiential Learning International
Guatemala, the land of eternal spring, is an enchanting country and an incredible backdrop to the ELI volunteer programs. These opportunities benefit the locals while giving participants a unique cultural experience. Volunteers can work with at-risk youth, community development projects, income generation projects, women’s empowerment, conservation, health, or children.


EntreMundos works with over 160 local NGOs in Guatemala with the aim of building their institutional capacities. Included in the services we offer is a free-of-charge volunteer placement program. We can place volunteers either long- or short-term, with basic to advanced level Spanish in all fields of work. You can contact us by email for advice or assistance or apply directly to one of the NGOs we work with via the volunteer opportunities database on our website.

Contact: EntreMundos, 6a Calle, 7-31, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango; tel. (00 502) 7761 2179;;

Global Volunteer Network
Guatemala Volunteer Program
The Global Volunteer Network has opportunities to work on a range of projects in Guatemala. Volunteers can become involved in healthcare, childcare, teaching, construction and animal care / animal rights projects.


God’s Child Project
Provides an education for slum children in Antigua, Guatemala and uses short- and long-term volunteers who pay about $180 a month and live with a local family after doing a Spanish course.

Contact: P.O. Box 1573, Bismarck, ND 58502-1573; 701-255-7956;

Hike Guatemala, Help Kids as a Volunteer!
At Quetzaltrekkers we have been guiding hikes for 20 years to support the Hogar Abierto and Escuela de la Calle. These projects give housing and education to children in need.
At Quetzaltrekkers, we are all working as volunteer guides and we manage virtually all aspects of the organization. In our office you won’t find a boss or a supervisor but you will find a tight-knit team of dedicated volunteers. Working as a Quetzaltrekker guide is an incredibly rewarding experience and a lot of fun!

Contact: Quetzaltrekkers, Diagonal 12, 8-43, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; +(502) 776-55895;,

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