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Support Day Care Centers

Antigua, Guatemala show on map
Volunteer at a day care center and support teachers with daily tasks! Organize activities and take care of babies and children! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
50+

The Project

The poverty rate in Guatemala is very high and many local families struggle to cover their basic needs. This project takes place at a day care center in Antigua, and cares for around 40-50 children between the ages of 0-6. The center is vital for many single parents who work all day to be able to afford their basic needs. This center allows them to work without having to worry about the caring for their children during the day. 

The center is severely understaffed, which is why support from volunteers is crucial. Volunteers from all over the world assist with caring for the children in a safe and secure environment. One of the most important goals at the center is to create a cozy environment and provide children with the carefree childhood they deserve. 

Your Tasks

As a volunteer, you will be support the nursing staff at the center. On a typical work day, your tasks will include: feeding and changing younger children, organizing and participating in sport and leisure activities, carrying out games, singing, painting, and dancing with the children. 

You will also be asked to carry out activities of educational value to the children, who are divided into different groups. Some groups need more attention than others. 

Volunteering at this center is very fulfilling, as you will notice the difference that you are making in the lives of children and their families. In addition, you will also gain experience taking care of children while immersing yourself in an exciting culture. 

Free-time activities

In your spare time, there are many different activities to choose from in Antigua. There are many different sites to see, which will help you understand the culture. In addition, there are various bars, restaurants, and cafes where people go to socialize. The surroundings or Antigua a packed with possibilities to have adventure and do outdoor sports.

Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

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 Spanish (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV
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 - 13:00

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
South America Inside (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 South America Inside

  1. Single room with local Host Family
  2. Full-board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) from Monday to Saturday

  3. Consultation from our experienced staff
  4. Translation of application profile
  5. Volunteer work placement
  6. Advice regarding travel insurance
  7. Advice on local travels
  8. Orientation session upon arrival
  9. Orientation kit
  10. Country handbook
  11. Local support
  12. 24/7 Emergency Number
  13. Certificate of Participation

An airport pick-up can be booked additionally. Please contact us for further information.

Accommodation

During this volunteer project, volunteers will stay with host families. This allows you fo fully immerse in the culture and get to know local traditions. You will have a private bedroom and share bathrooms and living areas with your house-mates.



Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Full-board is provided (3 meals per day, except sundays). 

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
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.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 910
5 weeks
$ 1,025
6 weeks
$ 1,140
7 weeks
$ 1,255
8 weeks
$ 1,370
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,210
Average fees
$ 181 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Antigua/Guatemala between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside 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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Americas Central America Guatemala  Antigua, Antigua, Guatemala

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