Teach English in Guatemala!

1. Who are we? One, Two…Tree! is a non-profit organization focused on education in Central America. In Guatemala, we are based in Santiago Atitlán, a small town with approximately 45,000 people. For 90% of the population, Tz'utujil is their mother tongue, one of the 24 indigenous languages spoken in Guatemala. It is a beautiful town with a lot of history and with an important indigenous culture that makes it especially unique and interesting. In Santiago Atitlán, we are focused on … [Read more...]

Volunteer in schools with Niños de Guatemala

We are a Guatemalan based NGO, focused on improving access to education in Guatemala and offering a brighter future to our children. We initiate small-scale development projects within communities, and we are proud to introduce our three schools: Nuestro Futuro and Basico, in Ciudad Vieja, and El Porvenir, in San Lorenzo el Cubo. During the morning we follow the government-approved educational program, whilst in the afternoon, children immerse themselves in extra-curricular activities or take … [Read more...]

After-School Program Volunteer – Guatemala

Description of the Organization: Unidas Para Vivir Mejor (translated, United to Live Better) is a women's cooperative located in a former squatter settlement in Zone 12 of Guatemala City. The women support themselves and UPAVIM through the production and sale of fair trade handicrafts. UPAVIM works to improve the quality of life for the women and children of La Esperanza.With the profits from its fair trade craft sales UPAVIM supports an alternative elementary school, an early childhood learning … [Read more...]

Loco in Motion in Guatemala

“How many Guatemalans can fit on a bus?” A six-foot-two, blonde-haired guy asked me while we waited in line for the next bus to Guatemala City. “Um… I don’t know, how many?” I shrugged my backpack-laden shoulders and played along. “Just one more.” “That’s cute,” I laughed. “I’m serious,” he replied and pointed to the knot of people waiting as our bus came to an abrupt halt. Line etiquette had yet to reach this part of the world and I was instantly shoved to the back as the crowd … [Read more...]

Buenas Cosas is not Free, sorry…

Buenas Cosas thinks it can be done better The majority of programs that charge for volunteer participation are camouflaged for-profit, marketing/sales machines. While this sort of approach has realized lots of good things, Buenas Cosas thinks it can be done better. We think it’s time for a new, more credible/direct/honest/efficient approach to sustainable development. Yes, volunteers pay their travel expenses. In fact, some volunteers pay lots to get to Guatemala. Whatever the volunteer’s … [Read more...]

Volunteer in the Guatemalan Highlands

The Seeds of Knowledge School, is developing a program to educate secondary students in alternative methods of farming. It has its own organic farm situated in San Mateo Ixtatán, in the highlands of Guatemala. The hope is to develop a demonstration site, not only for secondary students, but also for the community at large.  The primary focus is on sustainable farming practices with staple crops and animals.  In addition, a reforestation project is in progress. However, there is also much … [Read more...]

Paid Grant Writer Position – Antigua Guatemala

International development organization The GOD’S CHILD Project is seeking a long-term volunteer grant writer. This is a two-year position located in Antigua, Guatemala. The position includes a living stipend of approximately $400/ month. We are looking to fill the position in the next 1-2 months. The GOD’S CHILD Project has offices in Bismarck and Minneapolis-St. Paul with main program operations in Guatemala. The grant writer will seek funding for new and existing programs including a legal … [Read more...]

Safe Passage – Volunteer Guatemala

Update (January 19, 2016) *** This was recently posted on the Idealist: Safe Passage, a 501(C)3 non-profit development-focused organization, is seeking an exceptional individual to join our Volunteer Team! Known in Guatemala as Camino Seguro, Safe Passage's mission is to empower the poorest at-risk children and families who live in the Guatemala City garbage dump community by creating opportunity and fostering dignity through the power of education. Safe Passage is a secular, … [Read more...]

Volunteer in Guatemala (LOCAL FEE)

Dear future volunteer, My name is Tessa and I´m from Holland. I live in Guatemala for almost 3 years and started my own foundation 2 years ago. With my boyfriend we started as well a little language school for private Spanish lessons and lessons thru Skype. We also work together with amazing families. Our office, education centre, primary school and language school is based in San Gaspar (8 minutes by bus from the colonial city Antigua). We can offer you specail low prices for … [Read more...]

Quetzaltrekkers – Central America

Volunteer as a Volcano Guide or with Las Tias -- Leon, Nicaragua Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know about this volunteer opportunity in Leon, Nicaragua (they also have a branch in Guatemala).  Quetzaltrekkers is completely non-profit and run entirely by volunteers; the money made goes to Las Tias, their sister organization which seeks to lessen child labor by keeping kids in school, helping them succeed there, battling domestic violence and drug abuse, etc. You can volunteer as a … [Read more...]

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos International

Organization: Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos International Location: Latin America Mission Statement: Caring for orphaned and abandoned children in Latin America and the Caribbean since 1954. Since then, more than 15,000 children have found a new home and future. Volunteer Opportunities: “The volunteer program at NPH is full of opportunities. We invite people of all backgrounds to participate in the endeavor to create a life of dignity for orphaned and abandoned children in the … [Read more...]

Ak’ Temamit – Volunteer Guatemala

"Asociación Ak' Tenamit is a non-profit Mayan run organization working to reduce poverty in the rain forests of eastern Guatemala." I visited Ak' Temamit a number of years ago.  It is located on the Rio Dulce in Guatemala.  The orgainization is very impressive.  I had hoped to volunteer as a doctor but unfortunately my plans changed and I was unable to.  I'd really like to go back one day. They requre volunteers with varoius skills and trades as well as those with medical skills.  I cut and … [Read more...]

Safe Passage – Volunteer Guatemala

Organization: Safe Passage Location: Antigua, Guatemala Mission: Safe Passage represents an effort to provide hundreds of children at the Guatemala City garbage dump with the skills, caring, support and supervision they need in order to lift themselves and their families from grinding poverty. We work to help these at-risk children stay in school and pursue their dreams of an education. The areas in which we work are plagued by drug abuse and crime. For the many children who come to … [Read more...]

Pueblo a Pueblo – Guetamala

Hospitalito Atitlán is a small community hospital, serving a population of 40,000+ inhabitants (principally Tzutujil Maya), of Santiago Atitlán and surrounding towns, on the southern side of beautiful Lake Atitlán in the southern highlands of Guatemala. Re-opened only in April of 2005, after 15 years of being closed, it provides the only 24 hour emergency care within a distance of 2 or 3 hours (Sololá or Mazatenango). We also provide a wide range of services, such as outpatient clinics, … [Read more...]

El Nahaul- Xela – Volunteer Guatemala

Dear TTS, I´m writing in the hope that some of your membership will be interested in the opportunity to come to volunteer and/or study in Guatemala, with El Nahaul. I´ve pasted in this form, because it seems to cover all the relevant bases, but if anyone has any further questions please don´t hesitate to contact me. best wishes, Charlie Sutherland(international coordinator) Name of the organization:  - El Nahual Contact Person and Alternative Contact Person(s):  - Charlie … [Read more...]