Volunteer in an Orphanage in Guatemala

Warm, compassionate, and enthusiastic volunteers are needed for Global Crossroads volunteer in an orphanage program in Guatemala. Sign up for the trip of a lifetime!

  • Take part in a volunteer in an orphanage opportunity in Guatemala starts at $160 a week
  • Highly reviewed and recommended program for those passionate about helping children
  • Day and night in country support from our in country coordinator to ensure your safety and satisfaction
  • Special chance to work with children while immersing yourself in the rich culture of Guatemala
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Do you enjoy and have fun working with children? Your compassion and empathy is needed in Guatemala. Help create a positive living environment for these orphaned children and offer the love and support that they crave and deserve. In this volunteering overseas in an orphanage in Guatemala project, you can support orphanages in Guatemala. Global Crossroad has teamed up with local orphanages to provide support these abandoned or orphaned children by providing education, hope and love. Volunteer abroad in an orphanage in Guatemala and watch children laugh, learn, grow and smile.

Role of Volunteer

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When join the volunteer in an orphanage program in Guatemala, you will help the underprivileged children of the orphanage by teaching basic English or Spanish. You will be involved in various activities such as playing with the children, organizing educational activities with the kids, helping with their homework, educating about personal hygiene and routine maintenance and operational support.

Your role when committing to volunteering work in an orphanage in Guatemala will include various activities such as:

  • Helping children with homework and teaching basic conversational English skills
  • Supporting recreational and artistic activities focused on educational learning
  • Reading stories, performing puppet shows, caring for and simply playing with the children
  • Organizing and developing sports activities
  • Supporting in the kitchen/helping to serve meals in the dining room
  • Participating/assisting with location-specific duties: routine maintenance, construction, etc.

Skills and Qualifications Needed

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There are no specific qualifications required to volunteer abroad in orphanage in Guatemala. You will be provided 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: 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.