For children in western countries it is normal to attend school every day. Unfortunately in Guatemala the reality is different. Children often don't go to school, and their rights to education  is not a household priority.  Spanish speaking volunteers work with a local school and help with English lessons and personal coaching with life skills to improve the children's outlook in life.  Volunteer teachers and assistance needed for primary school age children. *Schools are closed in December to mid January.

A Broader View Volunteers Abroad Gap Year Projects Overseas

Activities / Requirements: You will help teach English, also teaching sports classes, creative lessons like painting, drawing, crafts and dance. Volunteers encouraged to interact with the kids with cooking lessons, singing, lessons on the environment and nature.  This program can be combined with Spanish Immersion lessons.

*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 English Teaching Program

Overview

  • Project length: From 4 week to 12 weeks
  • Project dates: Mid Jan thru November.  * Choose any date to arrive.
  • Arrival airport: Guatemala City (GUA)
  • Requirements: Proficiency in Spanish or Spanish Immersion lessons
  • Accommodation: Local host family
  • Meals 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.  Bus tickets to Xela
  • Monday to Friday volunteering. 35-40 hours per week
  • Weekends free to sightseeing
  • Typical shift work can be: 7:00am - 3:00pm 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

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.

WHAT DO MY FEES PAY FOR?

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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