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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.

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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:

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 $199 and weekly program fees. Weekly program fees are as listed below:

Weeks All Programs Medical Program
1 week $120 $145
2 weeks $230 $280
3 weeks $340 $415
4 weeks $450 $550
5 weeks $560 $685
6 weeks $670 $820
7 weeks $780 $955
8 weeks $890 $1,090
9 weeks $1,000 $1,225
10 weeks $1,110 $1,360
11 weeks $1,220 $1,495
12 weeks $1,330 $1,630
Program fee includes
  • 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
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