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Volunteer in Guatemala!Experience our Guatemala Volunteer Program, An Affordable, Life-Changing Service Opportunity!
Is it time for a real change in your life, something that will engage that sense of wonder and excitement you thought were gone with your childhood? When you volunteer in Guatemala, you will find new life, new vision, new friends and memories that endure forever.
Guatemala is known as “the country of eternal spring.” It seems that everything is newly alive in this majestic land, full of beauty and rich with culture. Travelers visit Guatemala for its captivating landscapes and breathtaking biodiversity. You will have the chance to see the sights and fully immerse yourself in the exquisite ethnic culture.
The people of Guatemala are as delightful as the land around them. You will find your spirit warmed by interacting with them, and discover, again, that giving truly is receiving. Our Volunteer in Guatemala program will guide you every step of the way, so you can relax and enjoy the process.
Write us for more information now. The life you change may be your own!
Global Crossroad is committed to offering quality volunteer abroad programs and a very affordable price. We always strive to keep costs low in order to share these savings with our volunteers. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion and we are dedicated to perpetuating low-cost programs that enable as many volunteers as possible to cross borders and embrace the neediest souls of humanity.
Global Crossroad's application fee: US $199. The application fee covers our cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, volunteers are required to pay weekly program fee. The weekly program is required to cover the cost of international travel insurance, airport pickup, transport to project, meals and accommodation, salary of local staffs, rent of local offices, hostel/home base and utilities, and other field costs
Volunteer and Learn Spanish in Guatemala and improve your overall experience in Guatemala!
When you can communicate with those around you and understand the local’s world perspective, your volunteer in Guatemala will deepen and become more rewarding for everyone involved.
Global Crossroad’s Spanish course in Guatemala is convenient and inexpensive. These classes are exclusive to those participating in Global Crossroad’s volunteer in Guatemala program. We have partnered with a highly reputable Spanish school that employs qualified and experienced Spanish teachers and offers the most intensive and effective Spanish courses in Guatemala.
We make it simple to learn Spanish in Guatemala while you volunteer. During our Language Studies program, volunteers can simultaneously work at their volunteer project and study Spanish. For example, volunteers can study Spanish before lunch, then spend the afternoon/evening involved in their volunteer activities. Alternatively, volunteers can study in the afternoon, following their day's activities. The language school is close to most of our projects, so it is possible for volunteers to design a personal schedule. Global Crossroad invites you to improve your Guatemala experience by learning or improving your Spanish.
Volunteer in Guatemala Program: Accommodations/Meals/Field Support
While volunteering in Guatemala, Global Crossroad’s weekly fees include management of volunteers’ meal plans and accommodations throughout projects and travel options. Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided and will consist of local ingredients and feature traditional cuisine choices for Guatemala. Our meal program can accommodate vegetarian needs; however, we are not able to provide for other dietary restrictions. Food and drinks outside of mealtimes are the volunteer’s responsibility. In most cases, there are restaurants and markets nearby the homes in which our volunteers stay.
During your volunteer work in Guatemala, we normally place our volunteers with a host family. Volunteers usually have a single bedroom, but may occasionally share a room with another volunteer of the same gender. Our host families are chosen carefully and are esteemed community members, who have experience in the realm of hosting international travelers. Host family residences are in comfortable, clean and safe neighborhoods and rooms are simply furnished and tidy. Staying with a host family can offer the support system a volunteer will crave during their program and it is a great way to learn about a host country’s culture and customs. Most volunteers who have stayed with a host family note that their stay truly enriched their entire experience abroad.
A unique and important part of Global Crossroad’s successful volunteer in Guatemala program is our volunteer support in-country. We put safety and comfort first as we deliver enriching and consistent experiences for our international travelers. Our support is multi-faceted while volunteers are in Guatemala and our staff is in contact with our volunteers on a regular basis either with face-to-face visits or via phone/email. Key support comes from our country coordinator and in-country field staff. These individuals are employed by our company and committed to ensuring your experience the best it can be. Your chosen project staff and host family offers support as well, and they are familiar with working with international volunteers and accustomed to answering questions and providing guidance. Volunteers also have access to our country coordinator’s mobile number for emergencies. With longer assignments, our field staff visits regularly (every 2-4 weeks) to ensure the experience is meeting your expectations. Sometimes an assignment may be too far to visit physically, so staff members will touch-base via phone/email. You are also welcome to stop in the offices at any time.
Specific details regarding accommodations, food and contact details for our local coordinator will be provided in personalized volunteer placement documentation prior to arrival.
Applying to Volunteer in Guatemala
- When should I apply for a volunteer in Guatemala program?
- What happens once I submit my documents and application to Global Crossroad?
- How long does it take to process my application to volunteer in Guatemala?
- What documents do I need to submit with my application to volunteer in Guatemala?
- Are there any necessary requirements to participate in volunteer in Guatemala projects?
- Who manages the volunteer in Guatemala projects?
- What are the daily schedules while volunteering in Guatemala?
- Where are volunteer opportunities in Guatemala located?
- What is the language spoken in Guatemala?
- When are volunteer in Guatemala projects available?
- How long can I volunteer in Guatemala?
Arrival and Departure Information
- Who will arrange my flight to Guatemala?
- At which airport should I arrive?
- If my assignment begins on Monday, when should I arrive in Guatemala?
- Will someone pick me from the airport? If so, how will I know who they are and where they are?
- What should I do if my flight is delayed?
- How can I get to my accommodations from the airport, if I did not connect with Global Crossroad's local representative in the airport?
- What do I need prior to departure from my home country?
- If I want to arrive earlier than when my assignment begins, where do I stay and who will organize the accommodations?
- When should I depart from Guatemala?
- From which airport shall I depart?
- Who will bring me to the airport for my departure?
Living Accomodation / Meal Information
- Who will arrange my accommodations and what are they?
- Are single rooms available?
- If I arrive with my friend, or girlfriend/boyfriend, can we stay together?
- Will there be other foreign volunteers/interns at my placement?
- What are the bathroom facilities like?
- What are the laundry arrangements?
- Can I use appliances if I bring them from my home country?
- What are the local cuisines?
- Who manages my meals?
- Can you accommodate special diets?
- Is the running tap water safe for drink?
- Are there hot and cold-water facilities available?
- Will bottled water be provided?
Health and Safety
- How safe is Guatemala?
- What are the principle health risks in Guatemala?
- Is the food safe if I buy it from a street vendor?
- What are the sanitary conditions in Guatemala?
- Are ATMs easily available?
- If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
- What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
- Where should I exchange my money?
- How much money should I bring with me?
- Is it safe to carry cash with me?
- How do I contact with Global Crossroad's local coordinator?
- How do I contact my family and friends once I arrive in Guatemala?
- How can my family members contact me?
- Can I bring my telephone from my home country?
Culture and Custom
- Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Guatemala?
- What should I know about religious conduct in Guatemala?
- How do I respect the people of Guatemala?
More Information about Guatemala
- What is weather like in Guatemala?
- Official Guatemalan Holidays
- What about tipping in Guatemala?
- Materials to Bring
NOTE: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is generic information and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly. Participants should consult Global Crossroad or travel advisors to verify this information.