In Guatemala there are networks of public health centers offering free of charge care.  One of these centers is located in the town of Alotenango, located about 6 miles outside of Antigua. This is a fully outpatient environment and caters to poor families living in this rural community.  Health care trained volunteers, and medical mission groups are welcome.  Spanish speaking volunteers with a health back ground (medical/nursing students, EMT) are welcome.

Activities / Requirements: You will help with routine tasks; charting, assessing patients, exams, injections, health checks, and shadowing the local medical staff.  We need volunteers with Intermediate Spanish knowledge. Bring your own medical supplies such as scrubs, gloves, mask, stethoscope. This is a great chance to improve your skills, learn about medicine in a developing nation and improve your Spanish.  *This program can be combined with Language Immersion classes.

*Volunteers need to arrive in Guatemala in the morning. Last bus to Xela departs at 3:00pm. Overnight in Guatemala city is not included in cost of program.  Departure flights from Guatemala City need to be scheduled after 2:00PM.

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Year Round.   Choose any date to arrive.
  • Arrival airport: Guatemala City (GUA)
  • Requirements: Proficiency in Spanish or Spanish Immersion lessons
  • Accommodation:  Local Host Family
  • Meals: 3 per day M-F, 2 meals Saturday, no meals Sunday
  • Airlines: American, United, Delta, Spirit, Avianca, Taca
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program Schedule

  • Program starts and ends in Guatemala City
  • Airport meet and greet in Guatemala City.
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 35-40 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing
  • Typical shift work can be: 7:00am - 4:30pm with lunch break
  • Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
  • Departure:  Transfer to Guatemala City airport

Not included:

  • Flights to Guatemala. Visas and/or entry-exit fees. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

When you join an A Broader View program your financial contribution supports the hundreds of needy communities where our volunteer programs are based.  Donations are helping to stimulate the local economies with coordinator and hosting jobs, with new constructions at local school and orphanage, with much needed medical supplies to under served hospitals and clinics. 

ABV works tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where we are based.  As a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization we receive 100% of our funding from our volunteers' program fee donations. Your program fee is used for airport pick up & transfer, departure transfer, placement logistics, orientation, food & accommodations, in-country assistance as well as programmatic administrative support and continuity of our volunteer programs.   If you have questions about our program fees email to volunteers@abroaderview.org or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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