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We are a non-profit organization that seeks to support single teenage mothers and their children. In Guatemala, there is a lot of poverty and a lack of opportunities to find decent and stable jobs. In the case of these single mothers, the few options in the country are minimum. We want to change their situation by helping them start their own business and offering them more services to improve their physical and psychological health and their children's.
There is a support service with classes for the children, an urban garden where they can play, learn and share experiences. We hope to find people interested in helping these children and their mothers enhance their quality of life and give them a more hopeful future.
Pratique d’une langue
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
S’occuper des animaux
Aide dans une ferme
Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
Accueil / tourisme
Aide informatique / avec Internet
Providing help to others is highly beneficial for both. The organization and worker as the cultural immersion will provide incredible mental and spiritual growth to have a tremendous social impact. Furthermore, it will offer experiences that one can only enjoy by serving others.
When requested, we will provide you with a letter of reference for the great work and recommendation letters!
WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES:
Create and prepare different workshops for different sensitive topics for the families/mothers attending the program
Profile needed: dynamic, empathetic, and committed person with a good level of Spanish. Skills in psychology, education, social work, and women's empowerment are a plus!
Work with the children in different proposed activities. Adapt to their needs and reinforce school learning.
Profile needed: dynamic person, willing to work with children, and committed. Skills in psychology, education, social work are a plus!
Propose activities and help organize the tasks to be carried out with the children. Complete the educational proposal with objectives for the students and help to put it into practice.
Profile needed: dynamic, empathetic, and committed person. Knowing Spanish will be valued. Skills energizing teams, psychology, education, social work
MAINTENANCE AND URBAN GARDENING:
help and prepare the urban garden area, creating safe spaces for children to participate. Create new play spaces.
Profile needed: dynamic, empathetic, and committed person. Knowing Spanish will be valued. Teamwork skills, education, building skills, creativity.
A person who helps with daily tasks, such as cooking, helping with the maintenance of spaces, cleaning, social networks.
Profile needed: dynamic, empathetic, and committed person. Knowing Spanish will be valued. Teamwork skills
On the days you work at the HEALING GARDEN, you will work 4 hrs, this could be in the morning or the afternoon. Before agreeing to work with us, we will let you know if we need help in the morning or the afternoon, and then you can decide if this fits your traveling schedule.
On the days you work at the PROJECT, you will work 4hrs, this could be in the morning or the afternoon. Before agreeing to work with us, we will let you know if we need help in the morning or the afternoon, and then you can decide if this fits your traveling schedule.
We will provide transportation to the project and back to the homestay on this day.
GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERS
Our project handles sensitive cases. ( Children and teenage mothers victims of all types of violence)So, we are cautious with who we choose to welcome in our program. Before applying and agreeing to work with us, all volunteers must agree to the following:
Respect and agree to our child protection policy (you will be provided with a document stating our policies)
Respect and agree to our confidentiality agreement (you will be provided with a document stating our policies)
Give notice if your availability changes or if you are leaving the organization
Report any hazards or injuries that you notice in the workplace
Adhere to our policies and procedures (you will be provided with a document stating our policies)
Deal with complaints in the appropriate manner
Undertake training as requested
Ask for support when needed
Support other team members
The excessive consumption of alcohol is not allowed in the house.
No guests are allowed in the house without consent from the NGO director.
No drugs or weapons are allowed in the house.
You will get a set of keys to the main door and the dorm area; if you lose the keys, you will have to cover the fee to make new copies.
You are not allowed to enter either of the leading houses without previous consent.
Breaking any of these rules will result in the termination of your program.
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.
Dorm-style room with bunk beds, a shared bathroom, and a shared kitchen, we will also provide all basic cleaning supplies (dish soap, sanitizer, mops), Wifi and hot water, and we can also offer laundry service 4 Quetzales per pound.
The volunteer house is located 2.3 Km (1.42 miles ) from Central Antigua. Above Cerro de la Cruz, a 20-minute walk down to town. To return, you can take Uber or tuc tucs, and you can always walk back if you like.
24 hours, although, during the rainy season we may experience a blackout every now and then ( nothing to worry about, they only last 5 minutes at most).
Hot water is available 24 hours. Note that the maximum time to take a hot shower is 10 minutes because propane gas is very expensive in Guatemala.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
When traveling anywhere, remember to stay flexible, open-minded, and try to embrace the culture.
Suggested packing list for Guatemala:
Clothing Equipment Toiletries
Jeans Backpack Bathroom kit
Light socks Day pack Towel
Light shirts Water bottle Sunblock
Hiking boots (If you plan to hike a Volcano)
Please remember we are a "Non-Profit" and may not accommodate all extra requests.
On your first day in Antigua, we will provide you with a walking tour of the town and show you all the prominent landmarks, shops, bus terminals, ATMs, and more.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Plus de 2
15 hours/week- no food