Casa Guatemala Programs
Want to give something back to a local community whilst traveling through Central America? Why not volunteer with us and make a difference in the lives of up to 250 children! Who...
Join Casa Guatemala as we run an initiative aimed at providing a safe and caring environment for the children while educating them on important themes like friendship, love,...
Casa Guatemala Reviews
Submitted by Céline | August 24, 2017
I spent 2 month in Casa Guatemala and I'm so glad I made the desicion to come here. It was a big Highlight on my whole trip through central america! You life there in a house with the other volunteers, very close to the school and the houses of the children and teachers - like as a part of this big family. The kids are absolutly amazing!! I totally fall in love with them and I miss them already! You spend time with them, play, help them to make their hair/ homework and so on, eat with them and could give them your love and support. And you get so much love from them back!! The life there is really basic (food, not always fluent water or electricity...) but it's the live there and it's incredible with how less you can be happy.
I would totally recommend to volunteer there and I hope I have the chance to come back!!
No words to describe it
Submitted by Rodrigo Che'en - Granada Spain | July 08, 2017
It's no hard to explain the experience you will live at CG, it is just impossible. I was sure it was going to be an amazing time, but in the end it became the most important, memorable, grateful and awesome experience I have ever had.
I went there for 6 months and I stayed 8, and coming back for another 2 pretty soon.
The kids are just that, kids. So wild at many times but so, so, sooooo sweet, it can be hard at the very beginning but after a while it becomes just incredible. They love you as much as you will love them, just think about they are away from home most part of the year so you are not only a volunteer, you are their big brother /sister, that involves everything, take care of them, love them, play with them, punish them and mostly laugh with them. Some of them are just the most crazy and funny kids in the world.
Once you get there, you will disagree with so many things, but you should be open minded and realize that you are in a different country and culture. There is only one important thing there, and that's not you or me, that's the kids. You will get bored of the food (basically rice and beans), you will be annoyed of your life conditions (no electricity, no hot water, sometimes not even water, f*****g animals everywhere (spiders, scorpions, snakes, super high voice noisy monkeys...) you will be pissed off by the kids, you won't like the education level, and you will complain about THAT thinking that everything could be better, but the problem is always the same, there are no resources. But thinking about it coldly, you realize that those families are paying just 20Q and a chicken (so much for them at many cases) to get their kids there, this way, they are at a place where someone takes care of them, with medical access, learning Spanish, NOT WORKING, having 3 meals a day (plus 2 snacks) and living happy. So, once again KIDS are the important thing.
You will meet people from all around the world, and have a lot of fun with other volunteers. And you will discover an amazing country, crowded of humble and grateful people, with places your eyes will never forget.
I can write pages and pages about my experience, but you need to live your own, so just one more thing: DO IT!
Submitted by Veronica - Barcelona Spain | June 22, 2017
Casa Guatemala was one of the best experiences of my life. Sharing, that closely, the daily basis routines with such a lovely kids, was amazing. You really get to know them and love them a lot. Is literally a house. Since day one I felt like in mine.
Also the interaction with the teachers and all employees who are supporting "la casa" is awesome, really like a big family! I will definitely come back, part of my heart is there... :)
An absolutely unforgettable experience!
Submitted by Kelli | June 21, 2017
Casa Guatemala is all heart and soul, finding ways to make do with what little may be available as it relies completely on donation. It is impossible to describe just how amazing the children are, and just how much they go through in order to study for a better future which is truly inspiring! Volunteering is a an eye opening and life changing experience beyond anything you can imagine! It can be very hard work at times but the most rewarding thing I can personally say I have ever gotten the pleasure to do! Highly recommend getting in touch and seeing if this volunteer experience is right for you! But be forewarned... it is nearly impossible not to fall in love with this place and can be very hard to leave! <3
One of the best experiences of my life
Submitted by Paco - Jaen Spain | May 23, 2017
Casa guatemala, as the name implies, is a house. A house where children and adults share the best feelings of a home. I encourage you to be part of this great family. I have spent three times since 2015 as volunteer in this organization and for sure I'm going to come back. 100% recommendable