Volunteer at our Children's Village & Organic Farm in the beautiful Central Highlands of Guatemala

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are an eco-sustainable educational community (non-profit organization) for at-risk children in Guatemala.

    We are located in the Central Highlands of Guatemala, in a small community, not far from Tecpán, with views that stretch to the volcanoes of both Antigua and Lake Atitlan. Onsite we have a learning campus with: preschool, after school programming, playground, cultural dome, and soccer field. We have an organic farm that provides quinoa, beans, chia, fruit and vegetables which contributes to our nutritional program. We provide 1210 hot lunches and 1210 healthy snacks to the children every month.

    We have a policy of supporting local employment, but are looking for volunteers to help with with Farm-to-Table responsibilities, English classes, one-on-one reading in Spanish, Preschool and other miscellaneous tasks.

    Our priority is to accept single female volunteers or couples who can commit to a minimum stay of six weeks. We will prioritize volunteers staying longer. We rely heavily on volunteers and ask for serious enquiries only. If our calendar shows availability, we have availability. We always respond to enquiries in a timely manner and are VERY grateful for volunteers who come and assist us with this work!

    Due to the nature of the Project we are unable to accept single male volunteers. It is essential that volunteers have a basic-to-intermediate level of Spanish. All volunteers will be required to present a current Criminal Record Check.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Trabajo de caridad
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
    Enseñanza

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Volunteers will experience life in a remote village in Guatemala, they will improve their Spanish and learn about the Indigenous Mayan culture. We are just 6 kilometres from the ancient Mayan ruin, Iximche!

    Additionally, if you have a particular skill to share - tell us about it. Previous volunteers have provided yoga classes, kids activities, business support, building assistance and architectural design.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    This is a children's educational and nutritional project working with indigenous children and their families. It is critical that you are passionate about working with children, comfortable in this type of environment and that you understand that all we do is about, and for the children.

    Our priority is to accept single female volunteers or couples who can commit to a minimum stay of six weeks. We will prioritize volunteers staying longer. We rely heavily on volunteers and ask for serious enquiries only. If our calendar shows availability, we have availability. We always respond to enquiries in a timely manner.

    Due to the nature of the Project we are unable to accept single male volunteers. All volunteers will be required to present a current Criminal Record Check.

    It is essential that volunteers have a basic-to-intermediate level of Spanish.

    We are looking for volunteers to help us with the following types of responsibilities. We look for volunteers who can be super flexible and assist where needed. We do our best to provide you with a variety of responsibilities while you are here so you can have a full experience.

    The best of type of volunteer is one that arrives asking "how best can I help your your non-profit organization to serve the kids?"

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    Our preschool is the only one in the vicinity and we have two energetic groups of 3, 4 and 5 year olds who are eager to play and learn. We are looking for volunteers to assist our amazing preschool teacher in the classroom. Got youthful energy and a love for kids? Drop us a line!

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    Willing to do what's needed in the moment? We can always use multi-talented volunteers to step up and help with what's current and urgent. It could be painting, cooking, soccer coaching, chess-playing, simple construction, weeding, helping with a fundraising campaign, online research, donor stewardship... you name it! If you're awesome, flexible and capable, drop us a line! Let's talk!

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    We have a beautiful organic farm and are always in need of volunteers who are willing to lend a hand to our local Guatemalan workers. You could be weeding, planting, harvesting or adding mulch to the garden. Anything that is needed at the time. If you aren't afraid of physical labour and being out in the sunshine, let us know!

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    Part of our programming includes a hands-on role from the field to the kitchen involving growing, cooking and teaching. This will include working with our local workers in the field and our Guatemalan cook in the kitchen. It could include teaching preservation of food and storage, cooking and nutrition classes with the children, baking, as well as creating recipes that utilize our seasonal crops. It is preferable that volunteers have some experience of gardening or organic farming, and that they see the importance of knowing what you are eating and where it has come from.

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    We know English can be a valuable skill to employment for Guatemalans and therefore enhance our programming by providing basic English classes to the kids. Fun and engaging teaching is encouraged, with an emphasis on games, songs and basic conversation for the children. We have a selection of books and many other learning materials available. Qualified ESL teachers are welcome, but we will also accept volunteers who have experience of working with young people and an enthusiasm for teaching English. Drop us a line if you want to join our team!

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    Have experience fundraising? Super comfortable with computer and online work? We could use your help! As a non-profit working to reach as many children and families as possible, we could use your expertise in increasing our annual income and outreach. Let us know if you fit this criteria and we'd love to talk!

  • Idiomas hablados

    English: Fluido
    Spanish: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Onsite we have a brand new beautiful three bedroom, two bathroom home for our long-term volunteers. You will be provided with a comfortable bed, bedding and towel. The rooms fit up to three volunteers but generally we try to stagger our volunteer stays so there is only one or two in a room. Volunteers purchase and prepare their own food. Food shopping and preparation is often done communally amongst the volunteers.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We encourage you to travel on your weekends. We are located approximately 1+ hour away from Antigua and Lake Atitlan. Antigua is a UNESCO world heritage site with beautiful colonial buildings and volcanoes that can be hiked. Lake Atitlan is famous for its captivating beauty, it too is surrounded by volcanoes and has several different lakeside villages with a range of accommodations.

    Other interesting places to visit on the weekend are the mountainous city of Xela, Chichicastenango for the largest market in Central America and the local Mayan ruins called Iximche.

    Further afield, there are the famous Mayan ruins of Tikal, Isla de Flores for more lakeside relaxing, natural turquoise pools and limestone bridges in Semuc Champey and Livingston on the Caribbean side of Guatemala.

    It is essential that volunteers have a basic-to-intermediate level of Spanish before arriving at the Project. Guatemala is one of the cheapest places in the world to study Spanish, with both Antigua and Xela offering a variety of courses.

    We do not allow volunteers to travel on local 'chicken buses', due to the risk of accidents and robbery. We can provide advice on tourist shuttles for a convenient and safe way of travelling around the country. This is a firm rule of the Project. We will not put our volunteers or this Project at risk by allowing volunteers to travel on the Chicken Buses.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    15 hours/week

Our Volunteer House ~"Casa Morada"
Kids and volunteer playing.
Volunteer helping in our preschool.
Weighing and disinfecting veggies for lunch.
Our volunteers doing gardening classes with the kids.
Volunteers teaching cooking classes to kids.
We provide employment to mamas of the kids in our educational programs.
The Finca; the Village and the farm.
Volunteers cooking with the kids.
The kids learning to make pastry

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (4.8)











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