Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation Center Supporter

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founded in 2003
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Punti Salienti

Give back to the local communities by providing them with much needed help.
Gain Spanish practice by living with a host family and sharing daily life with locals.
Make memories you'll never forget during your time abroad.
Learn more about the Latin American ways, customs and habits.
Help local staff with the daily care of the horses, such as grooming and feeding them, cleaning the stables, and caring for sick and elderly horses. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Singoli
Coppie
Famiglie
50+
The equine rescue and rehabilitation center in Antigua, Guatemala is a project with a fundamental purpose—to treat rescued horses, donkeys, and mules with respect and love, and to make sure they live long and healthy lives. These working animals often endure physical and emotional welfare issues that can go untreated when the skills and resources required are not available. 

Currently, this project site leads educational programs via riding tours and private lessons to help teach others about the care and attention equine animals require. As an international volunteer, you assist the local staff helping with the daily care of the animals. This includes grooming, feeding, and cleaning the horse stables. There may also be the opportunity to help with basic veterinary care for sick and elderly horses. Other activities you might get involved with include marketing and fundraising for the project. This project is a perfect fit for volunteers who want to learn more about the everyday needs of these beautiful animals!

Depending on the project, volunteers may be asked to:

  • Bathe and/or groom the animals
  • Clean stables, feed animals, and maintain the project area
  • Help during feeding time
  • Ensure the overall wellbeing of the animals
  • Support the treatment of injured or sick animals
  • Photography and fundraising
  • Educational programs in local schools including conservation work
At animal care projects, work may be physically demanding at times. Rest assured, there is a big need for volunteer assistance at these projects and your presence is valued.

Typical day

Working hours vary according to the needs of the project, but volunteers can expect to work 3-4 hours per day, Monday to Friday, in the morning or in the afternoon.

Free-time activities

There is plenty to see and do around La Antigua including cultural events, tours and treks, and exploring the various markets. Our local staff also posts a monthly events calendar to let you know of the activities going on around Maximo. Just outside of La Antigua, there is even more to explore including nearby coffee farms, volcanoes, and both Mayan and colonial ruins. Further outside the area, participants can visit beautiful Lake Atitlán, Semuc Champey, and the famous Tikal archaeological site. Our staff are experts in Guatemala and can answer any questions clients have. Tours and trips can also easily be booked through our on-site travel partner.

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

Requisiti

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì

Servizi inclusi

Services by Maximo Nivel

Our fees include:

- Airport pick-up
- Host family accommodations (shared room with breakfast and dinner)
- Program and safety orientation
- Walking tour
- Official certificate of volunteer service
- Emergency contact number 24/7
- Program management
- Free Tandem Conversation Program
- Free office-wide WIFI and computer lounge
- Free social activities
- Free coffee and tea and on-site snack bar
- Maximo Nivel Institute open 7 days/week

Airport Pickup at La Aurora International Airport

Airport pick up in Guatemala City and private transportation to Antigua are included. Volunteers find our representative outside the airport bringing a yellow flag with a smiley face on it.

Accommodation

Volunteers stay in a traditional family-stay with a shared room and breakfast and dinner included. 

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner are included 7 days a week.

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.

Date e Prezzi

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Every Monday, all year round. The animal project is located just outside of La Antigua. Volunteers can expect to spend 20-30 minutes traveling each way by bus. Volunteers travel to and from the project by either walking or using local buses, taxis or a “tuk-tuk” (3-wheeled motorcycle taxi). For the first visit to the project, participants are taken by a Maximo Nivel representative using the local transport and given additional information about what transport to take. Local bus rides are very affordable and a one way trip will rarely cost more than Q8 (about $1). Taxis & tuk-tuks cost approximately Q10 to Q30 (about US$1.20 to US$3.50) one way within Antigua.

Availability
gen feb mar apr maggio giu lug ago set ott nov dic
Duration
1 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$685
2 weeks
$945
3 weeks
$1.125
4 weeks
$1.295
5 weeks
$1.460
6 weeks
$1.625
7 weeks
$1.790
8 weeks
$1.955
9 weeks
$2.120
10 weeks
$2.285
11 weeks
$2.450
12 weeks
$2.615
13 weeks
$2.780
14 weeks
$2.945
15 weeks
$3.110
16 weeks
$3.275
17 weeks
$3.440
18 weeks
$3.605
19 weeks
$3.770
20 weeks
$3.935
21 weeks
$4.100
22 weeks
$4.265
23 weeks
$4.430
24 weeks
$4.595
25 weeks
$4.760
26 weeks
$4.925
27 weeks
$5.090
28 weeks
$5.255
29 weeks
$5.420
30 weeks
$5.585
31 weeks
$5.750
32 weeks
$5.915
33 weeks
$6.080
34 weeks
$6.245
35 weeks
$6.410
36 weeks
$6.575
37 weeks
$6.740
38 weeks
$6.905
39 weeks
$7.070
40 weeks
$7.235
41 weeks
$7.400
42 weeks
$7.565
43 weeks
$7.730
44 weeks
$7.895
45 weeks
$8.060
46 weeks
$8.225
47 weeks
$8.390
48 weeks
$8.555
49 weeks
$8.720
50 weeks (max. stay)
$8.885
Average fees
$431 /week

Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. Maximo Nivel vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
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 Maximo Nivel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation Center Supporter

Help local staff with the daily care of the horses, such as grooming and feeding them, cleaning the stables, and caring for sick and elderly horses.

$431/week

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