Integrated Learning Experience

Special Education Support

Guatemala, Guatemala show on map
founded in 2005
Integrated Learning Experience
Coordinator | Integrated Learning
Coordinator | Integrated Learning
This program is designed to make the most out of education that is tailored to individuals with special
needs. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:

With this program, we aim to support institutions, either private or state-owned, that aid in the care and development of individuals that are mentally or physically handicapped. Volunteers joining the special needs education program will be working alongside staff to maximize the opportunities for development of people in the project.

As a volunteer, you will be helping to teach basic skills like handicrafts, basic home education, music, educational games, and workshops. You will also be helping staff to organize the project and to cook.

Volunteers working in this program should be resourceful, patient and have a very happy disposition. People with backgrounds in psychology, therapy, and education are encouraged to apply to special needs program.

What could I be doing?

-Teaching various classes such as handicrafts, painting, and reading.

-Helping feed students.

-Assisting staff in daily tasks,

-Helping to create educational material.

-Helping to plan classes.

Working hours are usually 6 hours per day Monday to Friday.

Typical day

Working hours are usually 6 hours per day Monday to Friday. With lunch breaks includeed.

Details on Arrival

Year round. 4 Week minimum

Free-time activities

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Program 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) and Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
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 and Thursday from 08:00 - 15:00

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by Integrated Learning Experience.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Integrated Learning Experience (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

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 up at the airport and take to your guesthouse.

Host family , in a private room with two meals per day, you will have a private bathroom shared with your family occasionally.
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.
If you are intending to volunteer in Guatemala you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Guatemala.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,057
6 weeks
$ 1,352
8 weeks
$ 1,647
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,647
Average fees
$ 208 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Guatemala/Guatemala between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Integrated Learning Experience will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Guatemala.
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.
  Americas Central America Guatemala  Guatemala,  Antigua Guatemala

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