Volunteering in Guatemala

Volunteer Programs Guatemala

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.

Programs

5 programs
  • Antigua and surrounding areas (The Mayan Highlands!), Guatemala
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 599
  • Airport Pick Up Included

This important project was developed to fill a great need in the community. Families desperately needed an affordable and safe childcare option so they could gain employment or work on their land knowing their children were safely looked after, and being educated. This program was developed to ensure these disadvantaged children were cared for…

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  • Antigua and surrounding areas (The Mayan Highlands!), Guatemala
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 599
  • Airport Pick Up Included

This wonderful project was created with the goal of helping to improve the English speaking abilities of the residents of Guatemala. English is becoming increasingly important in Latin America to securing employment. An ability to speak English is hugely beneficial to youth, allowing them to pursue further education opportunities and to seek…

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  • Antigua and surrounding areas (The Mayan Highlands!), Guatemala
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 599
  • Airport Pick Up Included

This program plays a critical role in a country where the precious natural resources are deteriorating.  Due to the extreme poverty of the population in the Mayan highlands where this program is based, people have concentrated on simply surviving. The natural environment has suffered from unsustainable farming practices, climate change, alleged…

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  • Antigua and surrounding areas (The Mayan Highlands!), Guatemala
  • from 4 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 929
  • Airport Pick Up Included

This life-changing project was created with the goal of supplying essential medical treatment to the most vulnerable in society. Based in the highlands of the Sacatepéquez region, volunteers will be working with the indigenous populations of the area, people who have been marginalised from society and are among some of the poorest people in the…

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  • Various, Guatemala
  • from 2 weeks
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 719
  • Airport Pick Up Included

This program plays an essential role in conserving the sea turtle population on Guatemala’s Pacific Coast, which through decades of indiscriminate human plundering, has been drastically reduced in number to a point where it is now on the endangered species list. Sadly, without the help of widespread conservation efforts, including environmental…

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