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Volunteer in Guatemala

Volunteer in Guatemala

Discover International Volunteer HQ’s incredible Guatemala volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Guatemala volunteer projects, including Childcare, Medical, Teaching and Construction. Volunteer work in Guatemala is based in Antigua and surrounding rural and coastal locations. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 116,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Guatemala.

Highlights:
  • 11 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from CA$428 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, breakfast and dinner and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in local homestays or a dormitory-style volunteer house in Antigua

  • Exciting add-ons available, including volcano treks, coffee plantation tours, adventure activities and multi-day tours

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from CA$428
Volunteer from 1 - 24 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Based in the colorful city of Antigua
Coffee tours & other add-on adventures
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization

Volunteer opportunities in Guatemala

Protects animals

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$428

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Shelters or vet clinics in Antigua
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Assist animal shelters or vet clinics with animal care, working with cats and dogs and exotic animals including turtles, snakes and lizards.

Increases access to education

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$428

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Schools and childcare centers in Antigua
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Assist in local schools and daycare centers to nurture, educate and have fun with young children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$525

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in Antigua
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Help with community construction and renovation projects in schools, homes and public places. Roll your sleeves up, embrace the physical work and the tangible results!

Conserves the environment

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$525

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Farms in the highlands of Guatemala
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Help local coffee or macadamia nut farmers with seasonal tasks, with an emphasis on sustainable practices to encourage efficiency and conservation.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$551

  • Duration: 1 - 2 weeks
  • Only available the weeks of Christmas and New Years
  • Based in and around Antigua
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Help in a wide range of volunteer projects over Christmas and New Year. Perfect for those wanting to experience the holidays abroad, while helping out where it’s needed most.

Supports community development

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$525

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in a Mayan village near Antigua
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Immerse yourself in an authentic local community, living their way of life and contributing to a range of tasks including the production of traditional textiles.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Set Program Fee of CA$655

  • Duration: 1 week
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Different communities around Antigua
  • Volunteers aged 18+

A project designed for volunteer groups, involving outreach campaigns delivering basic healthcare in local communities. Campaigns are customizable to your experience and specialty and aim to bring health services to locals in the comfort of their own neighborhoods.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$525

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Clinics and elderly homes in Antigua
  • Volunteers aged 18+

A project for medical and nursing volunteers at all levels, based in elderly homes and clinics for the poor. Qualified volunteers can act independently in a hands-on manner, while medical and nursing students assist local staff.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$428

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Based in group homes and clinics in Guatemala
  • Volunteers aged 16+

Provide care and attention for special needs children and babies, helping with physical, intellectual and emotional stimulation.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$428

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Schools, libraries and centers in Antigua
  • Volunteers aged 16+ and families

Help to facilitate free English classes for children and adults, fostering better language skills and increased opportunities for your students.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$428

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every Monday
  • Nursing homes and senior centers in Antigua
  • Volunteers aged 16+

Bring a caring and compassionate attitude to nursing homes and senior centers in poorer areas of Antigua, where elderly people get socialization and help with basic daily necessities.

”This was my third time to Guatemala, and I absolutely love it there! Guatemala itself is a beautiful place to be, but it's truly the people you meet in Guatemala that enrich your experience! I have never met such grateful, appreciative kids, and there's no way anyone could leave them without wanting to return. The local team are fantastic and offer great opportunities to learn Spanish and make the most out of your time in Guatemala in many ways.”

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