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Volunteer in Guatemala

100% response rate , 63 hour(s) response time.
Caras Alegres is comprised of a team of local knowledge and expertise as well as foreign experts and volunteers. On our staff we have our Guatemalan director, an assistant director/volunteer coordinator, two teachers, two day care staff, an assistant teacher, a security guard, a cook, and a cleaner

El Proyecto 123

La Candelaria , Santa Rosa , Guatemala, Central America.
Accommodation Meals
91% response rate , 46 hour(s) response time.
We work with children ages 6 to 12 years offering basic English classes and environmental education.

Our NGO (Association Atz’anem K’oj) is working since fifteen years on the improvement of life conditions of the marginalized populations in Guatemala and Central America.

Casa Guatemala

Rio Dulce, Guatemala, Central America.
Accommodation Meals
We are a children's village providing a safe home, education, nutrition, and health care for the vulnerable children of the remote and impoverished region of Rio Dulce, Guatemala.

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.

Instituto Ochoch Hikeek

Accommodation Meals
Mayan institution Ochoch Hik´eek is an educational institution aiming to contribute towards the formation of the future leaders who will work looking for the solutions to community problems, appreciate the human rights of Mayan land, in the framework of the multicultural state of Guatemala.


Long Way Home

Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Central America.
Accommodation
100% response rate , 11 hour(s) response time.
Long Way Home’s vision is to break the cycle of poverty through innovative solutions to local challenges. We are currently building a sustainable school out of recycled materials- such as plastic and glass bottles, tires, and other waste - using alternative green building methods.

The Appropriate Technology Collaborative (ATC) designs, develops, demonstrates and distributes appropriate technological solutions to meet basic needs of low income people worldwide. 

Established in 2001, with the support of the Canadian PEDAL organization and the “Guatamalan Heritage Development”, Maya Padal is an NGO which uses recycled bicycle parts to build “bicimáquinas”- human powered bicycle machines.

One, Two…Tree! is a non-profit organization focused on education in Central America.

Latest Reviews


Couldn reviewed by Vita Jongen
"I enjoyed every day at Caras Alegres, from the first till the last. I felt welcome, appreciated and valuable. Any ideas I, or one of the other volunteers, was taken seriously and this basically meant that we could do anything, from organizing Zumba classes to making pretty bracelets for Valentines day. Other than that I learned so much from the kids and everybody who works at Caras. A boring day was simply not possible and not a day was the same. The kids are so lovely and excited, they love coming to Caras every afternoon to play and learn and their excitement rubs off on anybody who works there. I loved how excited and patient the kids were to also help me with my Spanish, although the generations both had their own ways. The older kids would try to find other ways to explain words to me or describe them, but the young ones would just repeat themselves until they thought I got it and then it was fine with them. Both helped me immensely with improving my Spanish.
The kids and staff at Caras Alegres will always have a very special place in my heart and I would love to return one day."
on 08/07/2016
"Hey! I wanted to share my experience in the project .. I got to teach English at school and because I had a background as a gymnastics trainer I could incorporate it in lessons. The ideas is welcomed on the pogram which gives room for anyone to truly offer what he knews and love best.
At first I was a bit afraid of teaching by myself in the classroom (I do not have a background as a teacher), but I soon realized that there was no reason for that - the children are charming and very eager to learn which makes the whole experience much more enjoyable and satisfying! I felt that even my basic knowledge helped them a lot.
I was staying with a family and it was great! From the first moment I arrived the family did everything to make me feel at home and as comfortable as possible, helped me with any problem or question I needed, and made all this experience even more positive and unforgettable."
22 days ago