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 extra tuition.

Volunteers play a fundamental role in our organization, bringing energy and enthusiasm to all our projects. Whether offering an exciting extra-curricular activity, or assisting in lessons, or tutoring students in the afternoon, or even just giving attention to a child that is struggling, our volunteers allow us the opportunity to give our children more individual attention.

The afternoon programme allows our volunteers to design and lead their own activities, whether it is sporty, arty, musical, theatrical, crafty, the possibilities are endless. Our teachers greatly appreciate the help of our volunteers as they often bring a bit of creativity from their own cultures and backgrounds, stimulating innovation and enthusiasm from our own pupils.

Country: Guatemala
Location: Sacatepaquez
Dates of program: Year round during School Term
Duration of program: Dependent on the Service Teams needs but usually around 2 weeks
Age requirements: Adults of both sexes 18+ or 16+ with a supervisor
Qualifications/skills: Volunteers must speak English and basic Spanish.

Cost:
Individual Volunteers:
US$250 donation or US$95 (Q750) one-off volunteer registration fee that goes directly towards our schools. Volunteers are responsible for their own living expenses but we can help find low-cost accommodation and other arrangements

Service Teams:
We have a variety of different packages which can be personalized dependent on the needs of the group.
For example, our Local Living package of $225/wk consists of accommodations in a Homestay (all meals included), 4 hours of Spanish Lessons at Cambio Spanish School, on-site support from NDG Teams Coordinator, Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off, Daily local transport to worksite, NDG T-Shirt, Experience Guatemala Tour, and Team Cell Phone.

Other information:
All Volunteers receive a free NGO t-shirt
All Volunteers receive a free “Experience Guatemala” half day tour (worth $25)
All Volunteers receive a comprehensive Orientation and a full-time, support staff member.
We can organise homestay accommodation, airport transfers and Spanish lessons
Dedicated weekly volunteer activities organised
We run a Spanish School (www.cambiospanishschool.com) where volunteers get 30% off lessons and where all profits go back to the charity.

Further Information:
For individual volunteer inquiries please email volunteer@ninosdeguatemala.org
For Service Teams inquiries please email teams@ninosdeguatemala.org
Website: www.ninosdeguatemala.org

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