Volunteer in Guatemala
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| Cross-Cultural Solutions: Volunteer Abroad for the Experience of a Lifetime!
Experience another culture like never before while making a real difference in people’s lives. You’ll gain perspectives and insights into the local culture and yourself. It’s an exciting and personally inspiring experience, and you’ll develop memories that will be with you forever. Program operates in Guatemala City, and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
Dates Offered: Choose from start dates year-round and lengths-of-stay from 1-12 weeks.
Costs: The U.S. tax-deductible program fee for a two-week program is $3,068 with each additional week of stay only $588. Program fee includes: personalized Volunteer Placement, language instruction, cultural education, food, lodging, transportation to and from all Cross-Cultural Solutions’ placements and programs, pre-departure guidance from headquarters staff, 24-hour access to in-country staff, travel medical and emergency evacuation insurance, and more.
Contact: Cross-Cultural Solutions, 2 Clinton Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Tel: 800-380-4777 or 914-632-0022. Fax: 914.632.8494; in the UK call 0845 458 2781/2782; other countries call +44 (0) 1273 666392.
| Volunteer Abroad in Guatemala from US$275
Affordable volunteer opportunities available in Antigua. Volunteers can participate in Teaching English, Orphanage/Childcare, Medical Placement, Construction and Renovation, Animal Care/Animal Rights and Working with the Elderly. IVHQ sends over 5000 volunteer travelers worldwide annually - one of the world's most popular volunteer placement organizations!
|| Cost: Program Fees start from US$275
Dates: Start Dates: 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Duration: One week to six months.
Contact: International Volunteer HQ, PO Box 8273, New Plymouth, NEW ZEALAND.
Tel.: +64 6 758 7949
| COINED Volunteer Projects in Guatemala
COINED’s volunteer programs are destined to contribute to the development and broadening of the minds and horizons of young people by giving them an opportunity to become actively involved in a community with specific needs and problems. Guatemala is a Latin American country whose social and economic realities have prompted local people to organize themselves in grassroots movements to ease the suffering and pain of people in need. While the program’s participants expand their vision and understanding of the world they also help to make a difference for the people in the local community.
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Contact: COINED, San Jose de Calasanz 151, Córdoba, Có, 5000 Argentina
Tel.: +54 351 4227590
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.
Contact: email@example.com, www.eliabroad.org
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.entremundos.org.
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; www.godschild.org.
Volunteer Managed Adventure Trekking in Guatemala
Quetzaltrekkers is Guatemala´s only all volunteer managed, non-profit trekking/hiking organization. Quetzaltrekkers offers multi-day adventure treks and one day excursions in the highlands of western Guatemala to an international clientele of outdoor enthusiasts. We follow locally sustainable and eco-friendly tourism practices. Volunteer guides are always needed.
Contact: Quetzaltrekkers, Casa Argentina, 12 Diagonal, 8-37, Zona 1, Quetzaltenango; 011-502- 7765-5895; email@example.com, www.quetzaltrekkers.com.