Summer School Teacher

November is a busy month at our schools! This is a time for volunteers to come down and teach their very own workshops, from history to sports to art!

November Summer School Teacher Program

The Summer School Program at NDG is a special time of the year for both our students and volunteers. During the month of November, the students return to school to participate in specialized programs, or workshops, that are designed and directed by volunteers. This is quite different from all the other programs as the volunteers have the opportunity to choose an existing workshop or come up with a new workshop they would like to teach. The workshops can be on most academic or artistic subjects that the volunteer may be passionate about, whether it be art, dance, sports, history, language, photography, and so on. It is a much more personalized experience working with the kids and an overall enjoyable experience! We are very flexible as far as what kind of work you can help us with, and we will welcome any ideas or projects you might like to develop.

NDG’s motto has always been that everyone can do something. Dedicated volunteers are key to our mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education in Guatemala. Through our program, you can get off the beaten track and experience Antigua’s wonderful, culture, people, and landscapes, all while giving back in our schools.

Our volunteers come from all types of backgrounds and range in age from eighteen to sixty. We have an average of five people volunteering with us at any given time. During high season, however, there may be as many as fifteen volunteers in our programs at once.

How much supervision will I have?

In general, our volunteers need to be independent and flexible.
Our Volunteer Coordinator will bring you out to the school on your first day to introduce you to the teachers and class(es) that you will be working with. After that, he or she will be with you at the project two days a week. Of course, you are more than welcome to reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator with questions or concerns at any point!

In the classroom, our volunteers are supervised and guided by experienced Guatemalan teachers.

How does NDG decide where to place volunteers?

Volunteers are assigned to either Nuestro Futuro or El Porvenir for the duration of their trip. The decision of where to place volunteers is based on the level of need in our schools at any given time.

Summer School Teacher All fun and games at Nuestro Futuro Loving the volunteers! The Palace in Antigua Having a great day! Calle del Arco

Suitable for


Typical day

7am - meet at bus stop to get the chicken bus to the schools (10-15 min journey)

7.30 -9.30 - Workshop of your choice with any grade from pre-kinder - sixth grade
9.30 - 10.30 - Break
10.30 - 12.30 - Workshop of your choice with any grade from pre-kinder - sixth grade
1pm - back to Antigua on bus
1-2pm - Lunch
2.30 - 4pm - Spanish classes in our Spanish School, Cambio.

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 English (basic level) and Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
at University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No qualifications are required, just a passion for working with children and education.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 07:30 - 12:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at Niños de Guatemala are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

The majority of NDG’s volunteers live in the beautiful colonial town of La Antigua. With a population of roughly 40,000 people, Antigua is set in a spectacular valley, surrounded by 3 volcanos and beautiful foothills. Antigua is a destination for tourists from around the world, as it is home to a unique Guatemalan culture, a plethora of Spanish language schools, and a base for continued travel throughout the country. Incredible ruins and churches dating back to colonial times give the town a unique and interesting feeling, as it was (and still is) a place of large historical significance. Antigua is the perfect place for volunteers to live during their time in Guatemala, as it is a much more developed and comfortable town than the most of the country, yet it is significantly less expensive than the average costs of living in the United States or Europe. During their free time, volunteers can travel to nearby destinations such as Lake Atitlan, the pacific coast, large Guatemalan markets, and beautiful hot springs. Within the city itself, volunteers can expect to enjoy the vast array of cuisine, the diverse traveler scene, the entertaining nightlife, and rich cultural diversity.

Water Sports


What's included?
The money raised will go towards covering the costs of administration, related to volunteering, and to go towards our project. Just to clarify, the volunteer fee covers administrative costs related to volunteering such as the tour, a NDG t-shirt, and all the necessary paperwork.
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.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
4 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Antigua/Guatemala between 4 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Niños de Guatemala 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 Niños de Guatemala 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.
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.
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.
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