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No Middlemen. Pay your fees directly to host families and projects.

Doyou want to experience a diverse land filled with Spanish heritage and Mayanflare? Try volunteering inGuatemala to have one of the most adventurous and unique travel experiencesabroad. Volunteering inGuatemala is a chance to learn about the “country of eternal spring.” InGuatemala there is anessence of continual new life and exciting growth. It is a nation rich inheritage and full of natural beauty.

Theland of Guatemala is majestic and the people are equally warm. When youvolunteer in Guatemala you will experience the great heart of these people andlearn about their Spanish and Mayan roots. WhileGuatemala is indeed full of beauty and splendor, there is also a great need forhelp. The nation is developing, but at a slower pace than what is ideal. Whenyou volunteer in Guatemala you can become an agent of change in this highlydesirable place in the world. Working with people from impoverished backgroundto open your eyes into the spirit of humanity and our endless potential. Whenyou become a volunteer inGuatemala you will not only have an exciting travel experience, but alsomake lifetime memories.
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The Fee and Dates

RCDP Guatemala volunteer program starts every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month

Every year hundreds of volunteers arrive in Guatemala to volunteer from UK- and US-based organizations and end up paying up to $2500 to volunteer for 2 weeks. Unfortunately, only a small portion of that money actually goes to host projects and host families. The local host projects (orphanages, school, and local NGOs) in Guatemala are poor and need external support to run their programs. In our program, you will pay your fee directly to host families and projects upon arrival in Guatemala. When you join our program, we will make sure that all of your money goes to the projects and host families. Part of your fees also helps us cover our expenses. The program fee is divided into a registration fee $269 and weekly fee for room, food, coordination, and project donation.
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Weekly fees are divided between room plus 3 local foods a day (50%) and project donation/support of local project staffers (50%). This allocation may differ depending upon the location, project type, etc. Our coordinator will explain these issues before you pay the fee. Below is the breakdown of costs in a weekly basis.

Programs All Projects Medical
1 week $110 $135
2 weeks $220 $270
3 weeks $330 $405
4 weeks $440 $540
5 weeks $550 $675
6 weeks $660 $810
7 weeks $770 $945
8 weeks $880 $1,080
9 weeks $990 $1,215
10 weeks $1,100 $1,350
11 weeks $1,210 $1,485
12 weeks $1,320 $1,620

The weekly Fee Does Not Include: Airfare, daily transportation, visa and visa extension fees, airport drop-off, airport taxes, personal expenses on food and travel, water and soft drinks, laundry, telephone and immunization.


During your volunteer in Guatemalaprogram, you will stay with a host family. The host families are well screenedand very familiar with international travelers. Most of the rooms areindividual, but sometimes volunteers will share a room. The location ofaccommodation is in a safe neighborhood where volunteers will feel confident intheir security. Staying with a host family is an excellent way to learn moreabout the culture of Guatemala as well as practice your Spanish. Volunteersreceive three meals per day. If you are going to be out and about for lunch,you can request a meal to be prepared to take with you.

The host family will do their bestto provide vegetarian options, but please notify RCDP of this request prior toarrival. Food and drinks outside the set mealtimes are up to the volunteer topursue. There are many restaurants and markets nearby. Many houses do not havehot water. You will have the opportunity to do your own laundry or pay a smallfee to the host family to do it for you.

Throughout the volunteer project,our local staff stays in contact with volunteers either with face-to-facevisits or via email/telephone. With longer placements, we visit our volunteersevery two weeks (when possible).