Daycare Centre Assistant

Support teachers in daily tasks, organization of sports and leisure activities, taking care of babies and children

The project

The poverty rate in Guatemala is very high with many families struggling to cover their basic needs. This project at a daycare centre in Antigua is caring for around 40 to 50 children aged 0 - 6 years. The centre is vital for many single parents who work all day just to be able to afford their basic needs. This centre means that they can work without having to worry about the care of there children. 

The centre is very under staffed, this is why support from volunteers is so vital. Volunteers from all over the world assist in caring for the children and also their safety and security. One of the most important factors in this centre is to create a cozy environment for the children to provide them with the carefree childhood they deserve. 


The work 

In this program you will be supporting the nursing staff at the centre, on a typical working day your tasks will include, feeding and changing younger children, organize and participate in sport and leisure activities, carry out games, singing, painting and dancing with the children. 

You will also be asked to carry out activities which have educational value to certain children, the children are divided into groups with some groups needing more attention than others. 

Volunteering in this centre is very fulfilling as you will be able to witness the difference you are making to the childrens and families lives, while also gaining experience in the child care field. 

Suitable for

Couples
Singles

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 13:00

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Free-time activities

In your spare time there are many different activities to choose from in Antigua, with many different sites to see which will help understand the citys culture, there are also a number of bars restaurants and cafes where people go to socialize.

Concert/Music
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports

Services

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 home stay | 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.
Accommodation

In this project volunteeers stay with host families, which allows them to indulge in the culture getting to know local traditions. You will have a private bedroom but shared bathroom and living areas, the house is only a bus journey away from the schools.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Yes, full board is provided 3 meals per day, except sundays

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$815
5 weeks
$920
6 weeks
$1025
7 weeks
$1130
10 weeks
$1445
12 weeks
$1655
25 weeks (max. stay)
$3020

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
$162/week
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

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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.
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.
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Guatemala upfront.
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