SOCIAL PROJECT GG-SE4 IN GUATEMALA

SOCIAL PROJECT GG-SE4 IN GUATEMALA

Volunteer Project in Guatemala

GG-SE4

Description:

This project is an orphanage that is home to over 250 children. In an effort to be financially self-sufficient, they operate a nearby Backpackerís hostel. This long-term volunteer program offers opportunities for travelers looking to make a difference in the world. The program exists to fulfill a mission of providing a loving home, education, nutritional and healthcare to hundreds of children. It is a place for them to eat and grow, play and laugh, and to be loved, and nurtured. It is a place where they can forget about hunger and pain, and remember how to smile.

Activities:

Your position will depend on the length of time you are committing to and the skills that you bring with you as a volunteer. Generally, the volunteers are divided into four groups: teachers, house supervisors, activity coordinators and toddler caretakers.

Depending on your skills and interests, you will be helping out in the following tasks:

  • Helping in the English Classes
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Story time in the Library
  • Computer lessons
  • Working with the Kindergarten classes
  • Helping with the gym classes
  • Working with the Agriculture classes
  • Helping the kids with homework
  • Sharing your love and attention

All volunteers are obligated at some point in their stay to help at the hostel.

Requirements:

Volunteers from around the world are welcome to volunteer at this project. To make sure that you get the most out of the experience we recommend the following:

  • An open mind in working with different cultures and with limited resources
  • Patience and respect for the children, staff and fellow volunteers
  • A strong work ethic
  • Minors must have parental consent and adult supervision
  • For this long-term placement, only volunteers over 24 yrs old can be accepted.

Minimum:

The minimum time to volunteer at this project is 3 months. In case this project interest you but you only have a few weeks time to spend, you can choose to do a short-term placement at the same location. Please check with us for further information.

Spanish:

It is very important to have a basic to intermediate level of Spanish in order to work at this project. If you cannot get by conversationally, we recommend you to take a Spanish course before starting the project.