Volunteer With Children in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala

Location: Guatemala: Antigua, Rural Areas

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks

Dates: 2020,2021

Global Dental Relief


2090 S. Grant St. Denver United States Denver, Colorado 80210 United States

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Global Dental Relief's Guatemala clinic kicks off in Antigua, the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Central America and Mexico. The first day in Antigua is spent walking cobblestone streets and learning about the vast history of this ancient capital. After Antigua, we begin the journey overland into the Mayan Highlands to set up our dental clinic.

Spanish is only one of the languages spoken by our patients and their families, hundreds of indigenous languages are spoken throughout the region. Volunteers tend to pick up a few phrases and practice any Spanish during their work here. The six-day clinic provides essential dental and oral hygiene care to Mayan children. Lines often form before the clinic opens, with eager mothers and children awaiting their turn.

After the clinic each evening, volunteers share delicious dinners and enjoy local culture. After a week of complete immersion, volunteers return to Antigua where they have the option of enjoying a weekend of activities (including hiking up to a live volcano) or continuing independently on their own travels.


* Providing first time dental care to indigenous children of the Mayan Highlands
* Being immersed in the local culture of the Mayan people
* Helping hundreds of children live a healthier life
* Being a part of something greater than yourself


There are no special qualifications for general volunteers for the project. General volunteers will help to run the clinic, manage patient lines, provide oral hygiene instruction, assist a dentist(if interested) and manage the master records for the clinic.

In addition to non-dental volunteers, we also need Dentists, Hygienists, and Assistants to work in the clinic.

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Project Fee includes:

San Martin:

- 3 meals per day during the clinic, other days, breakfast only.

- Clinic Supplies

- Basic hotel during the clinic, 4-star hotel in Antigua

- Airport transfers and in-country transportation

- Sightseeing

- 2 meals per day during the clinic, other days, breakfast only.

- Clinic Supplies

- 4-star hotel and 4-star eco lodge at Lake Atitlan

- Airport transfers and in-country transportation

- Sightseeing

Project Fee:

$1,680 (San Martin Clinic)
$1,980 (Antigua Clinic)


Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Dental
  • Disaster Relief
  • Nutrition
  • Health Education
  • Health Care
  • Health
  • Education
  • Public Health
  • Community Development
  • Childcare & Children
Typical Volunteer
GDR volunteers are open minded and energetic. They are interested in being part of a volunteer program that really makes a difference in peoples lives. They are young and old - they form life long friendships with other volunteers on the trip and they come back again and again to help children in need.
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Other
  • Guest House

Participants Travel to Guatemala

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 to 2 weeks
Year Founded