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Volunteer with Guatemala Children
Every year in Guatemala, hundreds of children become orphans after the death of their parents. These children are left to fend for themselves on the streets. To survive most of these children resort to stealing while others become objects of prostitution and exploitation.
The International Volunteer Travel partners with orphanages in Guatemala to provide volunteer services through education and other related services to enhance the lives of the children and also to give them a hope and a future to look forward to.
Volunteers working in orphanages will assist in health education, teaching English, developing creative talents such as arts and crafts, painting, playing games and other related activities. Other volunteer work include helping with cooking, doing regular home chores and assisting kids with their homework. Also the orphanage has an infirmary where Guatemala volunteers with medical or health background can work.
Spanish Language Requirements
Two weeks of Guatemala Spanish study is required for all applicants. One week is required for those fluent in Spanish. You can take our Survival Spanish or Spanish Study Abroad programs to meet requirements.
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Other Guatemala ProgramsIn addition to voluntary work abroad in Guatemala, we offer opportunities for internships abroad, Survival Spanish learning, Spanish Study Abroad and Adventure Holidays programs in Guatemala, Central America.
Questions and Other Information
To access more information on any aspect of our Central American programs in Guatemala please click on any link on the left or top links bars. For answers to your questions not provided on the link pages, please go to the page on Frequently Asked Questions.
Guatemala Volunteer ProjectsVolunteer with Children
Health Care Volunteering
Teaching Volunteer Guatemala
Nature and Reforestation Work
Volunteer With Women Artisans
Volunteer With Prison Women
Guatemala Program Highlights
Xela and surrounding areas
Length of Program:
2 to 24 weeks.
2nd and 4th Wednesday of every Month. Plan on Arriving the day before.
Airport Arrival Time: Preferably by 11:00 AM
Accommodation and Meals:
Accommodation provided with special selected Host families. 3 local Guatemalan home meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are provided per day.
10-20 minutes walk from home.
Mondays to Fridays. 4 to 5 hours daily.
For international volunteer Guatemala program fees, please click here.