Kindergarten Teacher

Assistance during lessons, teaching English, computer classes, homework help, entertain students during breaks

The project

Education is free in Guatemala but this is still a struggle for families as they cannot afford the transport too school or the materials needed to attend school. 

The aim of this project is to give children from poor families new prospects, through the help and commitment of many partners. There has been a huge development in the community structure which includes a pre- and primary school education, career programs, hot meals in schools and kindergartens, medical care, clothing, and access to sports and leisure activities.

In usual schools, the mornings are filled with lessons, while in the afternoon activities range from homework help and creative leisure activities. Older students are motivated to learn English, acquire knowledge in computer programs or to do sports. Students receive fruits, snacks and lunch. 

In regions with high poverty rates of criminality are higher, Education is the best way to prevent criminality and to improve the community. By joining this program you will be helping improve the community and also the lives of families significantly. 

Your Work 

On a typical working day you will be: assisting teachers in classes, correct homework and review books, help students during computer tasks, help with creating projects for classes.

In the afternoon, it is important to provide valuable educational activities to the kids to promote their talents and creativity and keep them away from the street. You will also be asked to teach English, give computer courses, help with homework, paint, dance, sing, do decorative crafts with recycled materials, play football or promote other sporting pursuits.

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak Spanish (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at High School level
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 15:30

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Guatemala? Volunteer World directly connects you with South America Inside

Kindergarten Teacher Have fun Organise activities Help with homework Help the community Teach english

Free-time activities

In your spare time there are many different activities to choose from such as an array of sights and museums around the city which helps in understanding the culture. Many volunteers go out to the various bars and retaurants to socialize with friends.



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 | 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.

The first option is to stay with a host families. This will allow you to indulge in the culture getting to know traditional ways, you will have a private bedroom but shared bathroom and living areas, the house is only a bus journey away from the schools.

The second option is to stay in a single bedroom at a Guest House with self-catering (prices vary)

Guest Family Guesthouse Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

If you stay with a host family full board is provided (3 meals per day, except on sundays)

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
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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

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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.
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.
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.
Antigua, Guatemala, Antigua, Guatemala