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Are you looking for an affordable and safe way to explore a new country while also giving back to the children who reside there? RCDP International's work with children volunteer program in Antigua, Guatemala is an excellent way to do both!
RCDP International is partnered up with a local NGO that provides a safe and stable environment for children who come from underprivileged backgrounds.
Guatemala is a very poor country and many children alongside their families, find themselves living in destitute conditions. The aim of this program is to help give these children the childhood that they deserve. Volunteers are needed to teach, mentor, care for, play with the children, and provide them with love and happiness.
You can help provide these children with the developmental opportunities to become educated, respectful, healthy, and prepared for the next phases in their lives. Volunteering overseas with the Work with children program in Antigua, Guatemala is an excellent way to give back to a community while having the unique opportunity to become fully immersed in it.
As part of this Work with children volunteer project in Antigua, Guatemala, you will develop meaningful relationships with the children in your community. 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 Work with Children Volunteer Program in Antigua, Guatemala.
There are no specific skills or qualifications required in order to join our Work with Children program in Antigua, Guatemala. You should, however, have a 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.
Your specific role within the Work with Children volunteer program in Antigua, Guatemala will depend on the needs of the childcare center, and also your skills and talents.
You can participate in fun, extracurricular activities with the children, help teach them English, act as an assistant to their caregivers, work with the children in the garden, and enjoy doing fun activities such as painting, drawing, and crafts!
However you decide to donate your time to this volunteering opportunity, it will be beneficial to the children and the community. Specific details of your assignment will be given to you prior to your arrival.
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.
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.
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.
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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.