Teach at a Kindergarten

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Coordinator | Marion
Coordinator | Marion


Gain Spanish fluency by living and volunteering in a Spanish speaking country
Give back to society by supporting child care project
Learn more about the interesting history of Guatemala and the culture of the Maya Indians
Explore amazing landscapes and cultural sites
Boost your CV with international volunteer experience
Work as a volunteer teacher in Guatemala where educational institutions are usually understaffed. Volunteers are crucial for the care or education of children. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

Officially, ecudation in Guatemala is free, but the reality is different for many families. In a country where more than 50 percent of the population lives in poverty, ensuring three meals a day is already a challenge, not to mention obtaining textbooks, teaching materials and transportation to school. Many children have to work at a young age to support the family income. Thanks to dedicated donors and initiators, foundations are emerging in various regions of the country to address this problem.

So, this is also the case with this volunteer project in Guatemala. Aiming to give children from poor families new perspectives for the future through holistic education, several initiatives were launched. These are non-governmental and non-profit organizations (NGOs) to provide families from the peripheral areas of Antigua access to school education.
Through the involvement of many helpers, the initiatives have contributed to the development of the community structure over the years and now include pre and primary education, support programs and career choice support, hot meals in schools and kindergartens, medical care, clothing and sports and leisure activities.

Education is the cornerstone of every progress. Especially in regions with a high poverty rate, the lack of education and lack of perspectives leads to violence and crime. Help to give new hope to young Guatemalans and to significantly improve the situation of families in need.

Typical day

On a typical work day, you will assist teachers with classes, help with homework, read with the children, offer assistance with other tasks, and help create lesson plans/ activities during the class and breaks.

In the afternoon, it is important to provide valuable educational activities for the kids that promote their own talents and creativity. These types of activities help to develop the children and keep them busy so that they can stay away from the streets. As a volunteer, you will also be asked to teach English, instruct computer courses, paint, dance, sing, do crafts with recycled materials, or play sports.

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)



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) or English (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
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 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

  14. Airport pick-up in Guatemala City can be added to an additional cost.


As a volunteer, you will stay with a host family. This will allow you to indulge in the culture, try local cuisine, and rapidly improve your Spanish skills. You will have a private bedroom, but will share bathrooms and living areas with the family.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

The accommodation with a local host family included full-board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) from monday thru saturday.

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.
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


Details on arrival

The volunteer work can be joined throughout the year, except between December and January. 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.

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

Program fees

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
9 weeks
$ 1,485
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,210
Average fees
$ 181 /week

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.
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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Teach at a Kindergarten

Work as a volunteer teacher in Guatemala where educational institutions are usually understaffed. Volunteers are crucial for the care or education of children.


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