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 in Guatemala—Orphanage Care, Health Clinic or Women's Shelter Quests
United Planet's Quests offer volunteers a unique blend of work, cultural immersion, and fun. All ages and skill levels are invited to apply. Everyone has something to offer! Join us
from 1 to 12 weeks on an Orphanage Care, Health Clinic or Women's Shelter Quest!
Cost: Varies with duration of your stay.
Dates: Ongoing start dates.
Contact: United Planet, 11 Arlington St, Boston MA 02116, USA.
Tel.: 800-292-2316 or 617-267-7763
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
Academia Profesores Privados de Espanol (A.P.P.E.)
Volunteer opportunities and accommodations services in a Spanish language school.
Asociación de Recate y Conservación de Vida Sivilestre, ARCAS
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.
El Nahual Community Center
Volunteer and Study Spanish in Guatemala
Study Spanish with an organization that is both an intense language school and a non-profit
organization that puts all of its proceeds to use in community projects. Combine intensive one-on-one Spanish courses
with volunteering in our school or one of the local schools where we work teaching English, mathematics, basic Spanish
or art. There are also volunteer opportunities for those interested in gardening, construction work or public
ELI—Experiential Learning International
Volunteer in Guatemala
ELI partners with organizations in Guatemala to offer volunteer opportunities that benefit the locals while giving participants a unique cultural learning experience. Volunteers can work with at-risk youth, teach, help with community development projects, assist with ongoing income generation projects, assist with women’s empowerment projects, help with conservation projects, work in a charity clinic, or work with special needs children.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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; email@example.com; 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.
Guatemala Accompaniment Project
G.A.P. is a project of the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA), formed in 1981 in response to the need for national coordination voiced by Guatemalan activists in the U.S. The project facilitates relationships between communities of refugees and displaced in Guatemala and communities in the U.S. willing to sponsor persons to serve as accompaniers. The goals are to provide a measure of security against human rights violations and to build long-term relationships of mutual support. G.A.P. has volunteer work and internships available in the heart of Central America.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nisgua.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.
Sustainable Volunteer Projects in Guatemala
Aids development in Guatemala by training international volunteers to participate in, design, and implement sustainable projects. Volounteer projects available in various forms of conservation and teaching.