Volunteer with Niños de Guatemala

Niños de Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, Central America

Niños de Guatemala is a Dutch-Guatemalan nonprofit working to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by providing quality education to those who need it most.

What We Need

Classroom Assistants (Basic spanish)
In the mornings, volunteers are classroom assistants, for this we require 4 weeks minimum of commitment and a basic level of Spanish will be sufficient as you will have the help from the teachers. In the afternoon we are more flexible, volunteers need to work for at least 4 weeks, but they can choose their own schedule.

Tutors (Advanced Spanish)
Volunteers can also help on more focussed and small group tutoring days on Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons where children having difficulties with the standard curriculum receive tutoring and homework assistance by of teachers and volunteers. An advanced level of Spanish is required.

Artistic and sports workshops (Intermediate to Advanced Spanish)
Two afternoons a week are for all students from first grade and up, and this program encourages volunteers to design their own classes in something such as music, sports, or theatre to facilitate with the children. We welcome new ideas depending on your sklls and interests. An advanced level of Spanish is required.

English Program Assistant (Basic-Advanced Spanish)
We are looking to take on 1-3 TEFL trained English teachers in a volunteer capacity to help train our local English teachers. Spanish is not required for this role but we ask that you commit to at least 3 months to ensure a real change can be made.

Summer Schoool Volunteers- November only (all spanish levels)
Schools normally break up the beginning of October and don`t usually start up again until January however we wanted to keep our kids off the streets and stay in School so Summer School was born! Summer School is an extension of the normal term however it is more focused on extra curricular activities and there are more opportunities for volunteers to run their own workshops and classes! On hand support is given from the NDG staff and class planning is required before arriving which we will help with.

When & Who

All year round
Yes, we require a minimum of 1 month
We have All-inclusive Volunteer packages for 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year.
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups

What we Provide

- Free T-shirt
- Orientation, med-term evaluation and "See you later meeting"
- Sourcing of Accommodation and Transfers
- Free Experience Guatemala Tour (worth $35)
- Discounted Spanish Classes
- Dedicated Volunteer Program Manager support

Our Fees


Contact our Volunteer and Groups coordinator for further information about our "All-inclusive" Volunteer Packages.

Contact Person

Zita Tangel
4a Calle Oriente, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.
95% response rate

Other Ways to Help

School Supplies
Children´s books in Spanish and English
Construction Paper
Notebooks (lined)
Pens & Pencils
Permanent Markers
White Board Markers
Children’s Scissors

Other School Materials
Metal Shelves
Plastic Containers
Rounded Table and Chairs
Reclining Chair
Medium Sized Carpets
Folding Tables
Secretarial Desks
Color Printer
Large Pots and Pans
Book Cases/Shelves (Large)
Laptop Computers

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