Alotenango is a town of about 16,000 inhabitants in Guatemala’s central highlands, approximately 10 km (6 miles) from Antigua. Roughly 70 percent of the town’s inhabitants are indigenous. The local economy is mostly based on agriculture and 35 percent of the population is estimated to be illiterate. Many families in Alotenango live below the poverty line and particularly the children suffer from poor living conditions and lack of adequate education and healthcare.

Medical volunteers are welcome in Guatemala.  Our medical and nursing student volunteer in the local community health center in this town.

Overview

  • Project length: From 1 week to 12 weeks
  • Arrival Airport: Guatemala City (GUA)
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 6-7 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.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: Host Family
  • Meals: 3 per day M-F, 2 meals Saturday, no meals Sunday
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet by ABV Staff
  • 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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