Childcare Assistant

Care of infants and children, feed them, change diapers, play with kids, cleaning the rooms

The project

Guatemala is a developing country in which more than 50% of the population lives in poverty and with more than a third of infants suffering from hunger and malnutrition. Every 4 children in 100 will not live until there first birthday.

This volunteer project supports malnourished children up to 11 years of age. The centre is located on the outskirts of Antigua, it was funded through donations and opened in 2008 with a fully equipped medical clinic, kitchen, dining room and bedrooms for more serious cases. The objective of this centre is to help reduce the amount of children who suffer from hunger. The center educates them on healthy nutrition and focuses them on having a carefree childhood.

Volunteers are a crucial part of this centre, without the help from people from all over the world the centre would not be able to operate at such a high level, which is required to provide children a normal life. This project is so rewarding as you get the chance to work against child poverty and help the future of the country. 

Your work 

In this project you will be caring for the welfare and the progress of the young patients at the centre. On a typical working day you will: change diapers and bathe the children, feed and play with them, help with educational activities and keep the center in good conditions which teach the children about cleaniness. 

Redeveloping children is a difficult process and the most important thing to help with this recovery is love, this makes the children feel safe and forget about their troubles and gives them new hope. 

Childcare Assistant Have fun Play games Feed Children Help children Teach children

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
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).
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
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 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at South America Inside are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

In your free time there are a wide range of different activities to choose from such as touring the city visiting the different museums and monuments, there are also bars and restauraunts to socialize in.



What's included?
Consultation of our experienced staff | Translation of documents | Placement in volunteer project | Orientation on arrival | Orientation kit | Local support | 24h-Emergency Number | Accomodation Homestay | Full board (3 meals per day) | Advice on travel insurance | Flight booking service (optional) | Certificate of participation | Application fee
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.

In this project you will be staying with a host family this gives you the chance to taste typical meals and experience the life of a family in Guatemala. It also helps volunteers improve there spanish skills vastly. You will stay in a single bedroom and share bathroom and living areas with the family.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Yes, full board is provided (3 meals per day).

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
25 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Antigua/Guatemala between 4 weeks and 25 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. South America Inside will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
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.

Get ready to volunteer in Guatemala

Check out first

Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Guatemala. Please check the visa regulations for Guatemala.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Guatemala.

What's next?

The nearest airport is La Aurora (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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Guatemala you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Guatemala.
Antigua, Guatemala, Antigua, Guatemala

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