Safe Passage - Camino Seguro

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America
Our mission is to help children in the Guatemala City garbage dump community break the cycle of poverty through education, emphasizing life skills and perseverance in order to thrive in work and contribute to their community.

Volunteering Activities

Women Empowerment

What We Need

Short-term Volunteer
If you have at least 5 weeks of time, you may work as a classroom assistant in our Escuelita, Educational Reinforcement Center (CRE), as a member of our administrative team or with our Adult Education Program.

Our short- and long-term volunteer program is for individuals looking to spend at least 5 weeks of service working with our students and interacting with our staff. Various opportunities are available to suit your interests, abilities, and availability.

Basic Spanish recommended
At least 5 weeks of service
Regular business hours, Monday-Friday
Work in a supportive or administrative role to help us reach program goals
Engage with our students and enhance your teaching experience
Long-term, Position-Specific Volunteer
If you are able to commit to 6 months or more at our program, you may work as an English teacher, tutor, health educator or program coordinator.

Intermediate or advanced Spanish recommended
6 months or more of service
Regular business hours, Monday-Friday
Qualifications and experience to meet position-specific needs
Work as an English teacher, tutor, health educator or program coordinator
Engage with our students and enhance your teaching experience
Develop professional skills while living and working abroad

When & Who

Yes, we require a minimum of 5 Weeks

Our Fees

$150 One-time

$50 application fee paid online at time of application (mandatory background screening)
$100 administration fee paid upon arrival in Guatemala (orientation, Safe Passage shirt and name tag)

Plus $13/week bus fee (private transportation to and from Antigua to our program site in Guatemala City)

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Contact Person

6a. Avenida 11-95 Zona 7 Colonia Landivar, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Additional Info about Us

More than 50 people

We are a top-rated charity working in Guatemala City since 1999 to bring hope, education, and opportunity to the children and families trying to make a living around the city’s garbage dump—one of the largest landfills in Central America.

Inspired by the vision of our founder, Hanley Denning, we are educators, healthcare providers, donors and volunteers from around the world. Together we educate nearly 500 children and 100 adults from nearly 300 families. We guide our students as they achieve their goals and change their lives.