Volunteer with the Women’s Project in Guatemala

Do you want to help empower women in Guatemala while having the unique chance to become immersed in this vibrant culture and country? Check out Global Crossroad’s volunteering with the women’s project in Guatemala.

  • Make a world of a difference in the lives of women for a low starting price of $160
  • Safety is our top priority and we guarantee it!
  • Trustworthy and positively reviewed volunteer with the women’s project opportunity in Guatemala
  • Share your specialized skills and passions with women who need you help and guidance the most

Women in poor communities all around the world are often trapped in the endless cycles of poverty and abuse. They are unable to support themselves or their children, and they have no assistance in legal matters. In Guatemala, the government tries to help out poor rural women by providing support and education for them. Unfortunately, there are not enough resources and personnel to help them.

By volunteering with the women's project in Guatemala, you can help these women get back on their feet and give them hope and a chance for a better future by providing them education and support in a wide variety of areas.

Role of Volunteer

When you volunteer abroad with the women's project in Guatemala, you will be providing women education and support in a wide variety of areas. You will be working with women from low-income, rural communities who do not speak English, so Spanish conversational skills are required.

Daily activities may include:

  • Helping with translations between Spanish and English
  • Teaching women about reproductive health
  • Providing information about legal rights
  • Giving assistance during divorce and custody trials
  • Accompanying women to court trials
  • Creating lesson plans with staff
  • Visiting partner organizations
  • Providing classes in handicrafts, cooking and pastry-making
  • Introducing women to English
  • Assisting project administrators with daily tasks
  • Depending on level of Spanish proficiency, prepare written materials about reproductive and preventative health, women's rights, etc.
  • Helping to plan the organization's radio and television programs

Skills and Qualifications Needed

This project accepts women volunteers only. Fluency in Spanish is required for this project. You must also be at least 18 years of age and capable of working without supervision. You should also have a background in the handicraft skills you will be teaching. You should be flexible, patient, caring, creative, responsible and respectful. Your commitment to volunteering with the women’s project in Guatemala is capable of changing the lives of these women!

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 All Projects
(includes 10 hours per week group Spanish)
Medical
(Includes 10 hours per week group Spanish)
  1 Week   $110   $135
  2 Weeks   $220   $270
  3 Weeks   $330   $405
  4 Weeks   $440   $540
  5 Weeks   $550   $675
  6 Weeks   $660   $810
  7 Weeks   $770   $945
  8 Weeks   $880   $1,080
  9 Weeks   $990   $1,215
  10 Weeks   $1,100   $1,350
  11 Weeks   $1,210   $1,485
  12 Weeks   $1,320   $1,620
Program fees cover:
  • Group Spanish Lessons (10hrs a week)
  • Accommodation (host family)
  • Food (local food 3 times a day)
  • Program Orientation
  • 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.