Support Day Care Centers

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High­lights

Learn more about Guatemala's rich culture
Improve your Spanish skills while giving back to society
Boost your CV adding international volunteer experience
Visit breathtaking archeological sites of the ancient Mayan culture - TIKAL
Make new friends with volunteers from around the world
Become a 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:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
50+

The living conditions of many families in Guatemala are incomparable to those you know from industrialized countries. The poverty rate is very high and many people find it difficult to take care of themselves. As a volunteer you can do a lot with little effort here.

In this project, you'll be helping out at a daycare center in Antigua that looks after around 40 to 50 babies and children aged between 0 and 6 years. Daycare is especially important for single parents and market vendors who have to work all day to afford the bare necessities. So that the children do not stay home alone or are left unattended on the markets, they are looked after lovingly in the day care center.

As in many places in Guatemala, there is a shortage of adequate daycare facilities to provide the necessary nursing staff. The support of volunteers is therefore particularly welcome. As well as helping care for infants and children, as a volunteer you will make sure that the loved ones feel safe and secure and keep them happy with playful activities. Give every day a smile on the faces of Guatemala's future.

Typical day

At a daycare center in Antigua, you'll help local nurses with day-to-day childcare responsibilities. You help with caring for children and babies aged 0 to 6 years. These include tasks such as feeding and wrapping the little ones, supervision and entertainment of the slightly older children. To make the day-to-day more diverse, help organizing sports and leisure activities, create games, sing, paint and dance with children. To further develop the cognitive and motor skills of the little ones, you will also do activities of educational value and learning.

Your working hours are usually from 8:00 to 12:00 (may change!). The afternoons can be used to prepare games for the following day, to plan projects, or to discover the historic colonial city of Antigua.


Note: The tasks may vary. They depend on factors such as number of volunteers, season, current needs of the project, as well as self-motivation. Not every volunteer may be fully involved in all these tasks.

Free-time activities

In your spare time, there are many different activities to choose from, such as visiting historic sights and museums around the city of Antigua. This wonderful colonial city is a real gem and offers plenty of touristic activities. Many volunteers also go to local bars and restaurants to socialize with friends. On the weekends you can take day excursions to get to know the amazing surroundings.

Among the most interesting things to do:

  1. City tour Antigua
  2. Handicraft markets from indigenous people
  3. Lake Atitlan
  4. Archeological sites (e.g. Park of Copan)
  5. Nature and Volcano
  6. Thermal baths of Kawilal
  7. Tradicional market of Chichicastenango
  8. Visit to museums of indigenous cultures like the Maya
  9. Bird watching tours
  10. Outdoor sports like climbing, hiking, Canopy, biking, 4x4 tours, etc.
  11. Visits to Chocolate and Coffe productions sites
  12. Tikal, the biggest Maya ruins (weekend trip, at least 3 days)

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

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, volunteer questionnaire and Criminal Record check
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

What's Included

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 on 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.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The volunteer work can be joined throughout the year. The start and end date can be set flexible, according to your availability and travel plans. Ask our experienced staff to coordinate your participation in this meaningfull volunteer project.

This program is paused due to COVID-19 and reopens October 2020. Apply Now!

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)
$960
5 weeks
$1,090
6 weeks
$1,220
7 weeks
$1,350
8 weeks
$1,480
24 weeks (max. stay)
$3,560
Average fees
$194 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. South America Inside 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 South America Inside during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Support Day Care Centers

Become a Volunteer at a day care center and support teachers with daily tasks! Organize activities and take care of babies and children!

$194/week

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