Volunteer in Guatemala and choose from 12 volunteer projects including medical, teaching, animal rescue and child care projects.  Quetzaltenango is the second largest city, located in the highlands of Guatemala, located about 3 hours from the Guatemala City airport.  Volunteers working on the medical project can get hands on experience working with local doctors and nurses in small local clinics for the poor, providing check-ups and basic medical care in poor communities and at orphanages.

Medical brigades including ambulance/rescue, physician assistants and nursing internship can be arranged in Guatemala. With housing available up to 25 volunteers, A Broader View has hosted faculty led medical missions as well as college and high school student groups in the city of Quetzaltenango. If you have a group of 5 or more interested in volunteering together, customized programs can be arranged. A Broader View Volunteers has extensive experience working with students, teachers and families providing tailor-made service trips for small groups.

By choosing to volunteer in Guatemala you have an extraordinary opportunity to experience the fascinating culture of one of the most diverse countries on the American continent. Though a fairly small country compared with its neighbors to the north, Guatemala boasts a geographic and ecological diversity that far surpasses many larger countries. From tropical rainforests and beaches to volcanoes and pristine mountain lakes, Guatemala has it all!

The area that is now Guatemala was once the heartland of the Maya empire. Many Maya ruins have been discovered and partially restored in recent years which can be visited on your free time. Today Guatemala is the most indigenous diverse country in Central America. Mayan culture and traditions are very much alive and many modern Maya, particularly Maya women, still wear their colorful traditional attire.

By becoming a volunteer in Guatemala you will not only support the poor and disadvantaged, you will be fully immersed in the vibrant Latin American culture. ABV Volunteer projects focus on supporting woman, children and health care centers throughout Guatemala. 

A Broader View Volunteers support in Guatemala have helped hundreds of families in Quetzaltenango with medical and social support projects. A Broader View has arranged medical brigades and international service trips for university groups, for those seeking Doctors without Borders alternative trips, and gap year groups. Volunteering in a healthcare setting in Guatemala can be tailored for student nursing groups, EMTs and other medical professionals. We also offer meaningful short-term group trips for professionals over the age of 50.

If you have a group of 5 or more interested in volunteering together, customized programs can be arranged. A Broader View Volunteers has extensive experience working with medical school groups, physician assistants and student nurse groups providing customized service trips for small groups.

Volunteer Projects in Guatemala Quetzaltenango (Xela)

Volunteer Projects in Guatemala Antigua

Volunteer Projects in Guatemala Alotenango

Overview

  • Project Length: From 1 to 12 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Guatemala City (Code:GUA)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 6-8 hours per day
  • Requirements: Proficiency in Spanish or Spanish Immersion Lessons
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Airlines: American, United, Delta, Spirit, Avianca, Taca
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • Meals: 3 per day M-F, 2 meals Saturday, no meals Sunday
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet pickup
  • 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

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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