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Teaching English Volunteer Program in Antigua, Guatemala

The Most Affordable

Volunteer fees starting at just
$335

The Most Reputed

Since 1998, over 18,000 Volunteers, hundreds of online reviews

The Most Transparent

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

PROJECT OVERVIEW
  • Location: Antigua, Guatemala
  • Duration: 1-12 Weeks
  • Hours: 20-30 Hours per week
  • Meals: Local meals 2 times a day (breakfast & dinner)
  • Date: Every Monday throughout the year
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Project Summary

Are you looking for an affordable volunteer abroad opportunity to explore a new country while also giving back to the children who reside there? RCDP International's Teaching English volunteer program in Antigua, Guatemala is an excellent way to do both!

Guatemala is a very poor country and many children are not able to access good education. Due to the rapidly growing tourism industry, it will be helpful for children to have English skills. Learning English also opens up a host of other career opportunities for the children that will enable them to come out of their poor situation. RCDP International is partnered up with local NGO’s and schools that promote English teaching and education, in hopes to encourage a bright and successful future for these young Guatemalans.

Volunteering overseas with the Teaching English program in Antigua, Guatemala, is an excellent way to give back to a community and share your language skills with the children while having the unique opportunity to become fully immersed in the culture and gain a meaningful teaching experience. You will teach English in local schools, and child care centers, and develop meaningful relationships with the students and people you work with. This will be an enriching, educational, and eye opening experience in a colorful and vibrant city in Guatemala.

Contact RCDP today to learn more about our Teaching English Volunteer Program in Antigua, Guatemala.

Skill/Qualification

There are no specific skills or qualifications required in order to volunteer abroad with the Teaching English Teaching program in Antigua, Guatemala. You only need to have a solid grasp of the English language and the ability to teach. You should also have love for children, an open heart, be patient and flexible, as well as demonstrate independence and creativity.

A background check is required for volunteers working with children. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to volunteer with children in Guatemala. Volunteers who are at least 16 can also volunteer on their own but need to provide parental consent. Volunteers below the age of 16 can volunteer only if accompanied by a parent, guardian or faculty leader.

Speaking Spanish will make your volunteer experience highly rewarding, though it is not a mandatory requirement. If you cannot speak Spanish, we recommend enrolling in our Spanish Language Studies program, which can run simultaneous to your volunteer project.

Role of Volunteer

Your specific role will depend on your interest, skills, qualifications, and needs of the project. The main job responsibility is to teach English to poor children.

You can participate in fun and engaging lessons with the children, help them grasp the important concepts of the English language such as grammar and vocabulary, act as an assistant to the teachers, help create lesson plans, and organize extracurricular activities at the school.

However you decide to donate your time to this volunteering opportunity with the Teaching English project in Guatemala will benefit the children and the community. Specific details of your assignment will be given to you prior to your arrival.

Accommodations/Meals/Supervision

During your volunteer program in Antigua, Guatemala, you will be provided comfortable accommodations with a welcoming local host family. Staying with a host family is a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture and practice your Spanish. You will have a clean bed, bathroom, and living space.

You will also receive two meals a day (breakfast and dinner) that consist of local ingredients and feature traditional Guatemalan cuisine. Our meal program can accommodate vegetarian needs; however, we are not able to provide for other dietary restrictions. Food and drinks outside of mealtimes are your responsibility. In most cases, there are restaurants and markets near the homes in which our volunteers stay.

The Fee and Dates

RCDP’s Antigua, Guatemala Volunteer Programs start every Monday throughout the year.

Every year hundreds of volunteers sign up for UK and UK based organizations and pay up to $2500 to volunteer for two weeks in Guatemala. Unfortunately, only a small portion of that money actually goes to the local projects and host families. The local projects (childcare centers, 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 your arrival in Guatemala. When you join our program, we 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 $279 and weekly fee for room, food, coordination, and project donation.

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Weekly fees are divided between accommodation, 2 local meals (breakfast & dinner) 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 the specifics for your program before you pay the fee. Below is the breakdown of costs on a weekly basis.

Antigua Volunteer Program Fees (US$)
Duration Chidlcare, Teaching Medical, Construction,
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1 week $335 $410 -
2 weeks $575 $725 $725
3 weeks $770 $995 $995
4 weeks $960 $1,260 $1,260
5 weeks $1,110 $1,485 $1,485
6 weeks $1,260 $1,710 $1,710
7 weeks $1,410 $1,935 $1,935
8 weeks $1,560 $2,160 $2,160
9 weeks $1,710 $2,385 $2,385
10 weeks $1,860 $2,610 $2,610
11 weeks $2,010 $2,835 $2,835
12 weeks $2,160 $3,060 $3,060
Program fees cover:
  • Shared Accommodation with host family
  • 2 meals per day (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Airport Pick up
  • In-country support
  • Program Orientation
  • Project Management
  • Volunteer Certificate
  • Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
  • Visas
  • Airfare
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses, soft drinks, food, etc.
  • Daily transportation
  • Airport return transfer

The Antigua, Guatemala volunteer program fees cover expenses from the first day of your program to the last day of your program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for any additional expenses.