Volunteer Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, as second biggest city of Guatemala, relies 100% on volunteer firefighters. These firefighters are responsible to attend emergencies and fires in the city. Volunteer with prior training would participate in the ambulance activities. This can include attend car accidents, injured people, general sickness.  On a daily basis, the local firefighters attend approximately 6-10 emergencies, in the area of Quetzaltenango and surrounding villages. In case of big accidents, they also provide assistance further into the country.

Volunteers are welcome to support the ambulances of the firefighters. This involves being present at the station, and when an emergency comes in, volunteers can assist with all of them.

When there are no emergencies, there is help needed with cleaning of the units, check equipment and general tasks. Spanish speaking volunteers are needed.

Volunteer Abroad: Paramedical/ Rescue Program

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Arrival airport: Guatemala City
  • Work schedule: Monday to Friday, flexible schedule (24h operating project)
  • Requirements: Proficient Spanish.  Prior EMT experience/training. US$50 donation
  • Age limits: Minimum 18 years or older for solo travelers
  • Airlines: American, United, Delta, Spirit, Avianca, Taca
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Program Schedule

  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • Meals: 3 per day Monday to Saturday, Sunday only breakfast
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet pickup, transport to bus station
  • Bus Ticket: Included and pick up at Quetzaltenango bus station.
  • Orientation: Project Overview and Orientation
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

Not included:

  • Flights to Guatemala. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

Money Matters

A Broader View Volunteers work tirelessly year round to support our volunteers, and also to serve the local communities where ABV projects are based. As a tax-exempt 501 c(3) organization A Broader View receive 100% of our funding from volunteer contributions. Through your program fee contribution our non-profit charity organization can operate beneficial humanitarian aid programs which are successful and continuous supported year round.

Local, professional full-time coordinators, placement logistics, airport pick up and departure transportation, arrival orientation, food & local accommodations, are a major part of providing a safe, meaningful volunteer experience. When you join A Broader View, you will receive pre-trip visa and vaccination support, assistance with flights, fundraising planning, through our interactive online volunteer portal. Our local partners not only benefit from volunteers valuable contributions at the project, they benefit financially with year-round monetary support from A Broader View. In the last decade A Broader View has donated over 3.5 million dollars in international aid.

By joining A Broader View you are not only helping to make a difference during your own trip, your impact will last even after you go home.