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Health & Help

Construction Worker

Construction worker is expected to handle on site construction works and supplies purchase runs.

A charity organization Health&Help is looking for Volunteer construction workers to be based in the village Chuinajtajuyub, Totonikapan area, Guatemala and help the project pro bono.

Health&Help is a charity project which raises money for the construction of a free clinic as well as aims to provide the local population in a remote area of Guatemala with medical services of high quality. 
We operate in critical conditions: soon-to-be-finished clinical building with primitive equipment, but with quality medical supplies. We also run field trips to the remote villages in order to provide medical assistance.

In this role you will be expected to handle on site construction works, deal with supply purchase runs as well as help other volunteers. You should be able to provide professional advice on construction matters. 

The responsibilities of the role include:
Maintaining various construction works
Purchasing and delivering medical supplies
Keeping the papers in order


Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Typical day

A typical day of a Health&Help volunteer consists of daily routine chores mainly: cleaning, cooking, construction supplies inventory. Whenever patients come, we are there to assist them with their problems. We organise field trip as well, in order to examine patients in the distant areas, where the transportation system is not that developed.

Construction workers are maintaining differents tasks, ranged from deeply specific (electric, water and construction issues) to simple and routine (cleaning, nailing, glueing, sawing). The clinic is almost done, so final decorative works are ongoing: painting, oiling, cleaning up.

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and Spanish (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Education Requirements
at level
Required Documents
CV and Certificate if any
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
- relevant work experience is a plus
- being a team player
- technical degree is a plus
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 09:00 - 18:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Health & Help are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

The most spectacular thing about Guatemala is its nature. The countryside is by far the most amazing thing we have ever seen in our lives. Guatemala is beautiful. While travelling, you watch the mountains getting shrouded with misty clouds. It feels as if you are on the National Geographic TV show –the weather’s changing every second as in high-speed shots. We are living in the jungle, surrounded by trees and bushes. There are banana trees in our garden; hummingbirds are flying around the hospital sipping nectar from the flowers. 

Swimming
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Sports

Included Services

Airport Pickup at La Aurora

We are happy to pick you up at the airport. Travelling time from the airport to our site is approximately 2 hours by car.

Accommodation
Volunteers are living in a house, which is a part of the clinic. There is a kitchen, bathrooms, and a garden. A separate room can be provided for couples. 
Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Camping
Food & Beverages
Typical Guatemalan food is rice, beans, corn, local fruits, and vegetables. You can buy corn flatbread, bananas, eggs, meat, and cheese for 1$ from locals; pre-order is required. You should bring meat and sweets with you or ask your friends and family to ship it to you later.
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.

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.

Get ready to volunteer in Guatemala

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Guatemala. Please check the visa regulations for Guatemala.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Guatemala and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Guatemala.
Budgeting
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?

Airport
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.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Guatemala while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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