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Guatemala Quetzaltenango Teaching Education Program

Program Duration

1-2 Week, 2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week


*Schools are closed in December to mid January. Open February to November


Any person with energy and proactive


  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

US$895 from 1 week each additional week is US$150

Cost Includes:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Written materials abroad

Program Fees Include:

Program starts and ends in Guatemala City
Airport meet and greet in Guatemala City. Bus tickets to Xela
Monday to Friday volunteering. 35-40 hours per week
Weekends free to sightseeing
Typical shift work can be: 7:00am - 3:00pm with lunch break
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: Transfer to Guatemala City airport

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Recreation
  • Social Work
  • Street Children
  • Teaching
  • Tutor
  • Youth

Typical Volunteer

PROACTIVE Jump in and maintain a positive attitude. PATIENT Life in your host country moves slower than one might be used to. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember, not everything is as organized and predictable as life in the US or UK. FLEXIBLE Plans change, roads get flooded, and electricity goes out. Realize that not everything goes as planned, but good intention is always there. CONSIDERATE Respect those around you and be a reliable worker at the program site. Tell your host family if you will be late. Advise the Project Coordinator if you are sick and can not work. RESPECTFUL Remember that the local people you are working with, side by side, do so with little or no salary. They do this work because they believe in it. There are times when you may not agree with or understand the organizations decisions or direction. Although your suggestions are always welcome, your faith, respect and consideration for their long term work and commitment is appreciated. FRIENDLY In order to truly help someone you must get to know them. Do not be afraid to make friends with the local people. Smile, wave and see how fast you are welcomed into the community. TOLERANT The food, the culture, the smells and the sounds will be unfamiliar to you at first. We recommend that you dive in and experience life head-on. You will be surprised at how quickly you will adapt. - See more at:

Age Range

17 to 75

This Program is open to

Australian, Canadian, European, American, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide and Asian Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Online Application
  • Essay

Typically The Application Process Time is

12-24 hours