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Voluntary Service with Guatemala Women
In 1996, the 36-year old civil war between the Guatemalan government and guerilla forces came to an end with both parties signing a Peace Accords. After the civil war many women with neither education nor work experience found themselves in a difficult position of having to take care of their families by themselves as their husbands had been killed during the war.
The International Volunteer Travel partners with Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) in Guatemala, to improve the standard of living of women and their families through sustainable economic development.
Volunteers abroad who sign up for the Artisan groups volunteer work will assist in women adult education; promotion of traditional weaving; supervising the quality of products and; promotion and marketing of products at both local and international markets. You can also learn how to make the products and assist in the same.
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 InformationTo 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
Chirijox; Chuacruz and Momostenango
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.