Most Affordable & Trusted Volunteer Programs in Guatemala

Location: Guatemala: Antigua

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months

Dates: Year Round

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Trusted by 90,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the most popular volunteer programs in Guatemala and 40+ other destinations around the world.

You can choose from 12 volunteer project options in Guatemala and give back for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks. Your Program Fee includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support. You’ll be accommodated in a volunteer house or homestay, with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world.

IVHQ is trusted to support the meaningful adventures of thousands of volunteers every year, so before you even depart for Guatemala, you’ll receive outstanding personalized service from your expert Volunteer Program Manager and exclusive access to superior pre-departure volunteer training.

With IVHQ, you can expect to establish real connections within the local community while supporting projects that make a genuine difference.


7 Great Reasons You Need To Volunteer With IVHQ:

* Most Affordable Fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we're able to keep our fees low by working with local organizations to support meaningful community projects and local employment.

* Superior Support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local teams will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.

* Responsible Projects - we're dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly-run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.

* Online Training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you're well prepared for your program.

* Safety-First - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams.

* New Friendships - as an IVHQer, you'll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.

* Epic Weekend Adventures - you'll have your weekends free to explore with your new-found friends.

Travel Types
  • Trekking
  • Homestay
  • Eco Tours

Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program and have at least a high school education. Volunteers participating in the health care must have appropriate training and certification (to be presented to IVHQ partner staff on arrival in Guatemala).

We recommend that all volunteers regardless of their Spanish language ability (unless they are extremely fluent), take advantage of the very affordable Spanish lessons offered exclusively to IVHQ volunteers by our program staff in Guatemala. Past volunteer feedback has shown us that volunteers feel they can contribute far more with some Spanish ability. Spanish is NOT a prerequisite for our Guatemala program, however on certain placements (such as medical placements) the level of work a volunteer can do will be restricted with limited Spanish. Our local staff in Guatemala offer hugely discounted Spanish lessons to our volunteers and a wide variety of options (one on one learning, group classes and a local student language exchange). More details on these options are provided when a volunteer registers.

Minimum Education

High School

Intern Types
  • Development
  • Medicine
  • Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Animal Sciences
Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Volunteers pay a registration fee of US$299 which covers 24/7 support from an IVHQ program manager, online volunteer training, a comprehensive program guide, and access to deals on flights and travel insurance.

They then pay a program fee, dependent on the duration of their volunteer program, which covers accommodation and meals during volunteer placement period, airport pick up, orientation, program supervision, In-country 24/7 volunteer support and In-country administration costs. Volunteers are responsible for their own flights, visas, travel insurance and vaccinations (where required).

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types
  • Veterinary Science
  • Animal Welfare
  • Youth Development
  • Women
  • Tree Planting
  • Teaching
  • Street Children
  • Sports
  • Senior Citizens
  • Arts
  • Nursing
  • Microfinance
  • Medicine
  • Human Rights
  • Hospital
  • Social Work
  • Health Education
  • Health Care
  • Health
  • Grassroots Organization
  • English Teaching
  • Education
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Conservation
  • Public Health
  • Community Development
  • Childcare & Children
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • AIDS
  • Agriculture
This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Dormitory
  • Group living
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Guatemala

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 week
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded