Language Immersion: No

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Volunteer in Guatemala Xela

Guatemala: Medical Program (Xela)

In Guatemala there are networks of public health centers offering free of charge care.  One of these centers is located in the town of Xela. Volunteer in an outpatient environment which caters to poor families living in Xela. Spanish speaking volunteers with a health back ground (medical/nursing students, EMT) are welcome. Patients see vary between 200-300 per day.

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Medical volunteering will allow you to give patient checkups, examining babies, taking weights, checking vitals, and shadowing the local medical staff.  We need volunteers with Intermediate Spanish knowledge.*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.

Volunteer opportunities health care projects:


  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Year Round. Choose any date to arrive.
  • Arrival airport: Guatemala City (GUA)
  • Requirements: Intermediate Spanish or Spanish lessons in country, US$80 donation fees.
  • 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

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

Central America / US$
Weeks 1 2 3 4
Guatemala - Spanish Immersion995129015301790

Any extra week of “accommodation and meals” will be US$150/week after week 4 until week 12, more Spanish lessons can be paid locally to the coordinator.

Central America / US$
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

The volunteer prices and the immersion prices are not combined, you choose from one or the other price.


A Broader View Volunteer (ABV)  allows every traveler to choose their own program start date. This means you can arrive on any flight, any day of the week. Since ABV program fees are 100% tax deductible* we encourage you to fund raise. ABV offers advice and assistance with flight planning, affordable travel insurance, as well as procuring a visa, if necessary. Our ABV staff is available to any your questions. Contact us by email, through the on-line chat feature on our website or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.


Volunteer Registration Fee – ongoing support from ABV staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, ABV donation Fund, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

Volunteer Program Fee – ABV donation fund, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, accommodation and meals during volunteer program period, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs. As a US Non-Profit Charity Organization all your fees are tax deductible and you can fundraise from our website to pay for the fees.

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