Participants need to be flexible, take initiative, and be creative. Placements can be arranged in a variety of rural and city locations. Volunteers should have a high-beginner level of Spanish language and be comfortable in a 100% Spanish-speaking environ
- Guatemala City, Guatemala
- Program Type:
- Volunteer Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Work Types:
- 1-3 months
- Program Description:
- Volunteer Abroad in Guatemala. Volunteer with underprivileged youth in Guatemala. The Community Homes project is run by the government of Guatemala throughout the country, so you can choose your location. It is a day care program for very poor children with single parents or parents who have alcohol problems. On average, there are 12 children per project from 0 to 6 years old. The project is usually in the house of a family. The mother with a helper is in charge of cleaning, cooking, educating and the general care of the children. Children receive 2 meals per day, breakfast and lunch and 2 snacks.
Volunteers must show initiative, be creative and organize games for the children. Volunteers can also help with the chores of the house, such as: cleaning, cooking, bathing the children, etc. Volunteers may choose from many locations.
Participants need to be flexible, take initiative, and be creative. Placements can be arranged in a variety of rural and city locations. Volunteers should have a high-beginner level of Spanish language and be comfortable in a 100% Spanish-speaking environment.
- Setting Description:
- Guatemala, the land of eternal spring, is an enchanting and magical country. The landscape is incredibly diverse and breathtakingly beautiful. Guatemala's highlands are blanketed in tropical rain forest, pine forests, and cloud forests with lakes scattered among the forest covered volcanoes. Guatemala is home to 33 active and inactive volcanoes, a dazzling array of plant and animal life, and a vibrant indigenous culture. The people of the highlands are predominantly Mayan and practice traditions that have been passed down for thousands of years. Ancient Mayan ruins are scattered throughout the country, reminders of Guatemala's legendary and mysterious past.
- Cost in US$ Varies by duration. Contact us for details. Cost Includes In-country orientation/Training In-country staff support Registration fees Written materials abroad
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