Volunteer with Underprivileged Children in Guatemala

The disadvantaged children of Guatemala need kind and compassionate volunteers to join the volunteer with underprivileged children program in Guatemala. Your efforts can make a significant difference in the lives of these deserving children.

  • Make a monumental difference in the lives of children for a starting price of only $160 a week
  • Always feel safe and secure with consistent in country support from our in country coordinator
  • Highly recommended and reviewed volunteer with underprivileged children opportunity in Guatemala
  • Explore a vibrant new country while making a difference in it

Poverty is pervasive in Guatemala and children from impoverished communities need your help.

When you volunteer abroad with underprivileged children in Guatemala, you can support these children by giving them skills, caring, support and supervision they need in order to lift themselves and their families from the vicious circle of living below the poverty level in often squalor conditions. Our volunteers serve as positive AND motivating factors in these children's lives, and are often driving forces and shining examples of the possibility of a brighter futures.

Role of Volunteer

When volunteering overseas with underprivileged children in Guatemala, you will focus on the education and wellbeing of these disadvantaged children.

As part of your commitment to the volunteer with underprivileged children opportunity in Guatemala, you will help with homework, activities, clothes, and food. The extra attention and care offered to these children reintroduces their self-confidence and believe in themselves and their families.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

No specific qualifications are required to join the volunteering with street children in Guatemala project. However, beginner to intermediate knowledge of Spanish is preferred (but not required). 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. Interested individuals should have a passion and eagerness to help less fortunate children as well as have a strong personality to help these children overcome their often tragic and destitute circumstances.

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)
(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.