Volunteer in Guatemala Programs and Opportunities

Volunteer in Guatemala Programs and Opportunities

Guatemala is an ancient emerald of Central America with 60% of its population being indigenous. One of the most diverse, this country offers landscapes and experiences that capture the travelers from all over the world. Comprised of lakes, beaches, volcanoes and jungles, the unparalleled natural wonders of this place makes it one ultimate destination for anyone looking forward to travel and volunteer abroad.

Despite the natural beauty and heritage, Guatemala has experienced instability and civil wars since the 19th  century, all of these leading to poverty and inequality issues the country is still facing. Therefore volunteering in Guatemala for different development project can be a great contribution for the people of Guatemala.

Available Volunteer in Guatemala Projects

From caring the disadvantaged kids to empowering the women, FDIP Guatemala Volunteer program has scores of opportunities for every humanitarian work enthusiasts:

Psychology Volunteering

This volunteering program is for the social workers, psychologist and human rights workers. You will be in charge of women’s workshops organization to increase their self-esteem, self-motivation, safety, confidence, teamwork and social relationships. Each workshop will have to be interactive and participative. The goal of the program is to empower women by providing counseling, metal health and psychological awareness classes.

Work in Orphanages

The fact that 56% of the Guatemalan are living under the poverty line has the major impact on the children of minorities. Therefore many kids of this countries are the victims of unfortunate circumstances of life and they are in vulnerable state with health problems, illiteracy and  malnutrition.  Homeless and parentless orphaned kids are in more crucial state and volunteering for these kids can play a important role to encourage their proper upbringing.

Help Rehabilitate Street Children/ Children at Risk

Many Guatemalan kids are living a destitute life in streets and perpetuity of this condition can lead their life a risk. Rehabilitation of these kids to their family and reintegration with the society can lift them toward the brighter future and away from the dark streets.

Teach English in Rural Schools

Official language of Guatemala is Spanish and there are also 22 approved Mayan languages used across the country. Schools in Guatemala offer the students to learn English Language too. Volunteering as a English language you will help this subject teacher to carry out the classes on English language and Grammar.

Work in Medical/Healthcare/Hospital Projects

Suffering with the high rate of chronic malnutrition, high maternal and child mortality, and a large contingency of diabetes and heart diseases, people of Guatemala really need extra attention in the healthcare service development. Major portion these health issues are concentrated in the lower socioeconomic communities of the nation. Volunteering in Medical & Healthcare service is a way of supporting the hospitals and healthcare centers of Guatemala by contributing the knowledge and skills in medical science and healthcare services.

Women Support Project

Women in Guatemala especially from the indigenous groups are still backward in the society. Victimized by illiteracy, poverty, unplanned pregnancy and gender violence, women of Guatemala have to struggle a lot to live an independent life. Volunteering in the women empowerment project, you will share necessary skills and knowledge to the local women and train them for income generation and empowerment of the life.

Program Fee

Program fee comprises registration fee of $169 and weekly program fees. Weekly program fees are as listed below:

Weeks All Programs Medical Program Turtle Conservation
1 week $345 $420 NA
2 weeks $585 $735 $735
3 weeks $780 $1005 $1005
4 weeks $970 $1,270 $1,270
5 weeks $1,120 $1,495 $1,495
6 weeks $1,270 $1,720 $1,720
7 weeks $1,420 $1,945 $1,945
8 weeks $1,570 $2,170 $2,170
9 weeks $1,720 $2,395 $2,395
10 weeks $1,870 $2,620 $2,620
11 weeks $2,020 $2,845 $2,845
12 weeks $2,170 $3,070 $3,070
Program fee includes
  • Airport Pick up
  • Orientation cost of volunteer
  • Contribution to host family
  • Food and accomodation
  • Emergency support
Program fee excludes
  • Airport pickup
  • Airfares and visa charge
  • Airport Drop
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bevarages extra food and laundry
  • Recreational activities
  • Any other personal needs
  • Daily transportations

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the projects available in Guatemala?

Childcare, Psychology and Women Empowerment programs are available in Guatemala.

What is the average cost of volunteering in Guatemala?

The costs of various volunteer programs vary, on average the program fee is around $195 each week.

Do I need a visa to volunteer in Guatemala?

Yes, a visa is required, which you will receive upon arrival in Guatemala.

What is the vaccination requirement to volunteer in Guatemala?

As suggested by CDC.

Which airport do I arrive?

You arrive at La Aurora Airport Antigua.

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