Childcare Help

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founded in 2005
Integrated Learning Experience
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Coordinator | Diego
Coordinator | Diego
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High­lights

Share with the children of Guatemala
Experience rich Guatemalan Culture
Improve your Spanish!
Meet other volunteers from around the world
Visit Mayan ruins
This program is designed to
help children who need it the most. Work with children in Guatemala in low-income daycare centers and orphanages. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

Guatemala is a developing country that needs as much help as possible. Help shape the future of our world by spending some time with children that will benefit from your care and teachings. INLEX works with daycares from low-income neighborhoods near of Antigua Guatemala where resources are very limited. Daycares benefit from the work of volunteers, as most of the time they are understaffed or underfunded.


  • People who dedicate time and energy at a daycare center have an opportunity to make an important difference in the lives of children. This voluntary role requires hard work, but it is rewarding for people who enjoy interacting with children and guiding them as they grow and learn. 

  • The childcare program is perfect for volunteers that are energetic,full of initiative and creativity. The work is rewarding, fun and a great experience. If you have previous experience with children or education you can help implement new games or strategies to keep the kids learning throughout the whole day.

  • Availability: All year, except from Mid-December to Early January. 

  • Minimum commitment: 4 weeks.

  •  Location: Neighboring towns around Antigua Guatemala. 

Typical day

What could I be doing on a Typical day?

  •  Playing with the kids
  • Helping staff in day to day chores
  • Reading and storytelling. 
  • Helping to prepare meals for the kids; 
  • Teaching kids the basics such as colors, numbers, etc. 
  • Helping kids develop good self-esteem. 

Works hours are around 4-6 hours per day Monday to Friday but can vary depending the time of year.

Free-time activities

As the birthplace of the ancient Mayans, Guatemala is loaded with more cultural and historical attractions than almost any other country in Central America. In addition, it also offers plenty of peaceful fishing villages, busy local textile markets, and natural beauty in the form of lush tropical jungles, colorful coral reefs, active volcanoes, and breathtaking black sand beaches. Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in the culture, spend your time relaxing on the beach, or get your adrenaline pumping by joining a safari or heading to a theme park, here are the 25 best things Guatemala has to offer.
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) or Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, background check and application form and passport
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Integrated Learning Experience
We are using the fees to pay
  • Accommodation
    Participation in cultural activities.
  • On call support throughout the service.
  • Coordination with the host country organization of volunteer service.
  • Orientation to volunteer work or intern placement
  • Welcome at airport with transport.
  • Certificate of program completion.
Airport Pickup at La Aurora International Airport
One of our coordinators will pick you at the arrivals exit in the airport. 
Accommodation
Accommodation:
Host family , in private room with bed and closet and with bathroom

Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Host family , in private room with two meals per day
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City. We assist you to find cheap flights to Guatemala.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Guatemala provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Guatemala you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Guatemala.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The program is available all year

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,057
5 weeks
$1,204
6 weeks
$1,352
7 weeks
$1,500
8 weeks
$1,647
9 weeks
$1,789
10 weeks
$1,924
11 weeks
$2,036
12 weeks
$2,139
24 weeks (max. stay)
$3,491
Average fees
$205 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Integrated Learning Experience will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Integrated Learning Experience during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Childcare Help

This program is designed to help children who need it the most. Work with children in Guatemala in low-income daycare centers and orphanages.

$205/week

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