Volunteer Work in Guatemala
Tailored volunteering placements. Pre-departure Spanish lessons included.
Why volunteer abroad?
Join a volunteer placement in Guatemala and experience a country of immense beauty with soaring volcanoes, ancient Mayan ruins and colourful colonial towns.
However, there are deep-rooted problems from chronic malnutrition to a lack of educational opportunities. We connect volunteers with charities dedicated to the development of Guatemala.
Types of volunteering projects
Volunteer any time of the year. Flexible duration.
Volunteer in healthcare, education, human rights, environmental conservation or economic development in Guatemala. Work in an area that interests you and where you can make a real difference.
It is equally important to us that both yourself and the host charity benefits from your time abroad. We take the time to understand your skills and reasons for volunteering, to then build a unique profile for you. We then match your profile to tailored projects which benefit both yourself and the charity you will be volunteering with.
Our volunteer programs are with charities in Guatemala tackling far-reaching social, human and environmental issues. All backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Spanish lessons included
Learn Spanish to immerse yourself in local life.
25 x pre-departure online Spanish lessons are included for all volunteers. We will also translate your CV into Spanish. Spanish is the official language spoken in Guatemala and our lessons will ensure you make the most out of your time abroad.
All levels are taught, from beginners to intermediate.
See and speak to your tutor in an online classroom. Moreover, this allows you to learn from any location convenient for you. Spanish lessons are taken before you leave for Guatemala.
Find out more about our projects:
Our volunteer testimonials
Hannah, Human rights placement, August 2019:
"I got a lot out of this experience – both personally and professionally...I want to work in public international law. The placement showed that I am dedicated to community service, willing and able to travel"
Jane, Healthcare placement, March 2018:
"It has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done and together with the help and support of Spanish Marks and the charity, I was able to make the most of every moment whilst learning and contributing to a charity which helps an amazing rural community of around 500 families."
See our volunteers in action
Step 1: Fill in the enquiry form:
Step 2: Receive tailored project details
Step 3: Take Spanish lessons
Step 4: Meet us in person
We will also hold a welcome induction once you land in Guatemala. Therefore you can get to know your neighbourhood and our Guatemala team before starting your placement. This will be held in the city of Quetzaltenango.
Step 5: Start volunteering
Placement Price: £450
(2) Tailored project with a fully-vetted charity in Guatemala
(3) 25 x one-to-one Spanish lessons (online)
(4) Your CV translated into Spanish
(5) Pre-departure placement preparation
(6) Welcome induction in Guatemala
(7) Overseas support
What's not included
All starred points (*) can also be arranged by us at cost price with no added fees.
Medical & travel insurance
Food & Accommodation* (home-stays usually include 3 meals a day)
Get in touch with our quick enquiry form.