Volunteer in Guatemala

Program Snapshot

Location: 
Antigua and surrounding areas
Age: 
18 years +
Minimum Stay: 
2 weeks.
Airport Pickup: 
Included.
Costs: 
LV registration fee plus program fees from US$450 for two weeks.
Accommodation: 
Homestays with meals provided.
Language: 
Intermediate English. Spanish lessons are recommended.

Program overview

Love Volunteers have opportunities to work in various fields in Guatemala, all aimed at improving people’s lives. The programs include teaching, working with disadvantaged children in a number of facilities, healthcare and medical work, construction, as well as environmental protection. The efforts of volunteers directly impact the lives of people affected by political instability, poverty and poor health.

Whether a gap-year student, a new graduate or on a career break, what makes volunteering such a worthwhile experience, is the chance to be immersed in an unfamiliar culture where the services that volunteers provide are urgently needed and greatly appreciated. Guatemala presents stimulating challenges, and work needs to be done to bring relief to individuals and families affected by poverty and limited prospects.

In addition to this, volunteering adds a dimension to one's life experience, challenging assumptions and allowing them to experience first-hand the struggles of others. We have found that individuals grow as a person as a result of their time volunteering.

Guatemala borders Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. Guatemala is a country of volcanoes, mountains, and beaches. It has coasts both on the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean and is proud of its Mayan history, evidence of which still remains. This small country is marked by contrasts. Guatemalan people are known for their friendliness and you will be a welcome guest.

Lonely Planet and Wikitravel have plenty of additional information so check them out. Also, check out the amazing photos in our Volunteer in Guatemala albums on Facebook and Pinterest!