Volunteer Teaching English in Guatemala

Do you have a passion or interest in teaching and want to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds have an equal opportunity to learn and succeed? Join Global Crossroad’s volunteer teaching English program in Guatemala and make a world of a difference in the lives of Children.

  • Affordable volunteer teaching English opportunity in Guatemala starting at $160 a week
  • Highly reviewed and recommended
  • Always feel safe and supported with day and night in country support
  • Unique chance to change the lives of children for the better while exploring a fascinating country

The schools in Guatemala are closed from October 12 to January 15. During this time, volunteers will participate in street children project.

There is no place with a stronger need for your skills, patience, and compassion than in our volunteer abroad teaching English in Guatemala project. It is designed to offer English learning to young Guatemalan students with the aim for giving them a brighter future. Global Crossroad has partnered with local schools to supply teaching support and lesson plans to help these children get the education they deserve.

You will share your language skills and teach English reading and conversational skills. During your volunteering overseas teaching English in Guatemala project, your contribution will be rewarded with heartwarming smiles from the children as they learn to read and understand stories, poems and construct sentences and paragraphs!

Role of Volunteer

When you join this volunteer teaching English opportunity in Guatemala, you will spend the most time teaching English, but can also teach other subjects such as math or science in the primary and secondary schools. You will teach conversational English skills, literature, and interact with them to help improve students' comprehension levels and pronunciation skills. You will also be able to provide theoretical and practical assistance and aide the teachers as they interact with the students.
Volunteers will be involved in various activities such as:

  • Teaching Basic English
  • Developing student's English conversational skills
  • Supporting recreational and artistic activities focused on educational learning
  • Organizing and developing educational and creative activities
  • Supporting teachers and curriculum development
  • Educating children regarding personal hygiene
  • Participating/assisting in location-specific duties - routine maintenance, construction, etc.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

There are no specific qualifications required to join our volunteering work teaching English in Guatemala project since the project staff will provide any necessary orientation and training to perform volunteer activities adequately. Beginner to intermediate knowledge of Spanish is preferred. If you cannot speak Spanish, we recommend enrolling in our Spanish Language Studies program, which can run simultaneous to your volunteer project or immerse in this program for a week prior to your project. Individuals who are enthusiastic about caring for other and compassionate to the often-unfortunate situations of these children are desperately needed.

Dates and Prices

Dates: Volunteer in Guatemala

All volunteer in programs in Antigua, Guatemala start every Monday. However, Global Crossroad is very flexible and understands that various travel constraints that you might face.

All volunteering overseas in Antigua, Guatemala options are available year around, except at times programs like a volunteer teaching English overseas program might be closed for various holidays and vacations. Between the project link and a Global Crossroad representative, all of this specific information regarding programs dates will be available to you. If a program is unavailable, we will provide an alternative program for you to join.

Prices: Volunteer in Guatemala

Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality Antigua, Guatemala volunteer trips. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.

Global Crossroad's volunteer opportunity in Antigua, Guatemala application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

Weeks Teaching/Orphanage/Street Children/Women's Project Medical project
  1 Week   $160   $185
  2 Weeks   $270   $320
  3 Weeks   $380   $455
  4 Weeks   $490   $590
  5 Weeks   $600   $725
  6 Weeks   $710   $860
  7 Weeks   $820   $995
  8 Weeks   $930   $1,130
  9 Weeks   $1,040   $1,265
  10 Weeks   $1,150   $1,400
  11 Weeks   $1,260   $1,535
  12 Weeks   $1,370   $1,670
  • Spanish Lessons (10hrs a week, M-F) $50/Week
  • Mandatory Comprehensive Travel Insurance $3.49/day
  • Airport Pick UP $40
Program fees cover:
  • Accommodation (host family or guest house)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • In-country support
  • Personalized project
  • Pre-departure information
  • Certificate of completion
  • Fundraising ideas and letters
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

How your fee is allocated?

The volunteering programs in Antigua, Guatemala fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.