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Get AMPED Abroad: Special Needs Children Volunteer in Guatemala

Locations

Guatemala: Quetzaltenango, Xela

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months

Dates

First and third Monday of each month

Qualifications

Must be and least 18 years of age, possess substantive and relevant experience working with children living with disabilities, and an intermediate Spanish level. Documentation of experience and credentials must be provided prior to arrival.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

Starting at 609

Cost Includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Includes project set-up arrangements, meals and accommodations in Xela, orientation, and 24/7 emergency in-country staff support. Participants will also receive information regarding their placement prior to their departure. Placement information, will include in-country contact information, alternative accommodations for delayed arrivals, currency exchange, phone and internet communication, laundry, etc.

Experience Required

no

Volunteer Types

  • Arts
  • Childcare & Children
  • Counseling
  • Disability Issues
  • Health Care
  • Nursing
  • Recreation
  • Social Work

Typical Volunteer

While participation is not limited to this demographic, the average age is 18-26. Participants that are flexible and open minded when it comes to cultural differences, ways of life, and work pace are those that tend to benefit most from their experience abroad, as do those that demonstrate initiative with regard to recommending and implementing changes to improve the project and to assist the staff.

Age Range

18 and over

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Resume
  • Transcript

Typically The Application Process Time is

2-4 weeks