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Educactional Project in Guatemala looking for volunteers to help.

World, Central America, Guatemala, Poptún

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About the workproject

We need 6 volunteers

This school is an educational institution that seeks to offer an alternative education based on the worldview of the culture, from the reality of the communities.

Our students come from the rural areas and stay with us for fifteen days every month, then they return to their villages for another fifteen days in order to support their families, most of them working in agriculture. During this time it is possible to visit the children and their communities, to better understand the background they are coming from.

The journey would be 4/5 hours per day during the plan of 15 days and then volunteers are free to decide if they want to do some more tasks if there is a real need for that. The other fifteen days volunteers could rest at the school, travel or visit the students' home at rural communities.

The volunteer program includes several positions that need to be covered:

Teaching: English, Arts, Music, Physical Education
Psychologist
Social worker
Community manager
Project manager
Heatlh care area
Library
Volunteering Coordination


The volunteers will have the opportunity to live with the local people and experience the life at the school and the rural communities in the north of Guatemala. This is an opportunity to exchange the skills, experiences and cultural backgrounds. You can learn how to speak q'eqchi, how to prepare tortillas and teach children about the life outside of Guatemala.

About the host

Ochoch (35)

Host since

2019

Languages

English, Spanish

Last seen online

I am a volunteer also helping the school to keep running classes. I work as a teacher in Spain and coordinate the international volunteering. I like music, arts, reading and improve the environment where I am living.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us


Work to be done

  • language practice
  • teaching projects
  • maintenance tasks
  • art projects
  • computer help
  • internet support

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • shared room

Shelter is provided in the school during one’s volunteering time. The volunteers will share a
room with 4 bunk beds, for a total of 8 people maximum. The room is equipped with a small bathroom with just a toilet.

  • shared meals

During the plan (the 14 days when students stay at the school) breakfast, lunch, and dinner
are offered. Meals are offered since the first Monday up until the breakfast of two Mondays
after. The food is beans and corn tortillas, usually with cheese, egg, cream, or pork
(chicharrón). More rare are soup, past with tomato sauce, boiled chicken. When the
students go back to their communities, meals are not provided anymore; therefore,
volunteers are in charge of cooking their own food in the kitchen

  • no money is involved