Volunteers needed to help at a government orphanage in the center of Xela. There are always between 60 and 100 children, ages 0-15 years old, who are abandoned, orphans or placed out of their homes.

Volunteers assist in the classrooms in the orphanage, with the teacher in charge. The morning shift is from 8-12AM, and the afternoon from 2:30-4:30PM. The afternoon classes have a bit more space for playing and recreational activities.  Volunteers can organize games, sports and introduce other activities like dance, yoga, and arts and crafts.

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Due to the lack of adequate number of staff onsite volunteers for this project need to be pro-active, willing to work with limited direction, and come with a can-do, enthusiastic attitude. ABV Coordinators will help with direction and suggestions, but this program needs enthused participants.

*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: Children Care Center

Overview

  • 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

Program Schedule

  • Program starts and ends in Guatemala City
  • Airport meet and greet in Guatemala City.  Bus tickets to Xela
  • 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 [email protected] or call us toll free at 866-423-3258.

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