Become a Volunteer Group

NDG hosts volunteer groups on a short-term basis, 1 week up to 3 weeks. The groups are of a minimum of 6 people who come to volunteer, learn from the Guatemalan culture and goes on wonderful adventures. Volunteer Groups are a great opportunity to enhance your understanding of Niños de Guatemala’s mission and help build a better future for the next generation of Guatemalans.

Our groups will live in Antigua and they will work directly at one of our schools (2 primary schools and 1 middle school) in communities called Ciudad Vieja and San Lorenzo El Cubo only 20-30 minutes away from Antigua. Groups will have the opportunity to share their skills and talents with our students, and the Niños de Guatemala staff.

Some of the volunteer work option for our groups are:

  • Infrastructure: construction, or painting
  • Tutoring
  • Classroom Assistance
  • English Assistance
  • Artistic Expression Workshops
  • Sports Workshops
  • Summer School (Only in November)

Outside the schools your group can get off the beaten track and experience Antigua’s wonderful, culture, people, and landscapes. There are countless cultural and social activities we can organize for you including Cooking classes, Salsa, Coffee Farm tours, Chocolate making and much more.

Our goal is to help your trip be memorable, meaningful, and empowering.

Organizing a Volunteer Group

Each group must should assign a volunteer leader who works closely with Niños de Guatemala’s Volunteer team to design the trip, manage the arrangements, and provide fundraising support.

Our flexible program can host many different types of groups: churches, businesses, families, high schools, colleges, universities, sororities, fraternities and civic clubs find the Volunteer Group experience rewarding and fulfilling.

Participants must be high school age or older. Team members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult aged 21 or older.

Volunteer Group Options
  • Infrastructure: construction, or painting
  • Tutoring
  • Classroom Assistance
  • English Assistance
  • Artistic Expression Workshops
  • Sports Workshops
  • Summer School (Only in November)
Volunteer Requirements
  • Be flexible, motivated and willing to change children’s lives.
  • A positive attitude
  • An appreciation of new cultures that will help you settle in Guatemala and enjoy all of the new experiences;
  • Be 18 years old or older .
  • Commit to at least 4 weeks of volunteer work, and a min of 20 hours a week.
Cost of Group Trip
  • $200 application fee paid online at time of application.
  • Niños de Guatemala offers many different group packages, it will depend on your preferences and desires, please download and read our Volunteer Group Catalogue to learn more about the cost of each Volunteer Group package, our packages include some of the following services:
  • Airport transfers
  • Homestay (including all meals)
  • Snacks for volunteer days
  • Social/Cultural activities (eg Salsa Classes, Coffee Farm Tour etc.)
  • Daily local transport to worksite
  • Spanish lessons
  • Experience Guatemala Tours
  • NDG t-shirts
  • $250 donation per group member for our 3 schools and 500 students, the volunteer team are very much willing to support you through the fundraising process, to help you get started, we’ve put together this short guide Fundraising Guide. Many volunteer groups are able to raise 100% of their fees and donation—and there are many ways to do it!
Application Process
  • Application Process
  • Read our International Volunteer Group Catalogue.
  • Complete and submit the group application form online.
  • Online meeting (Skype) with the Niños de Guatemala Volunteer team.
  • Pay the one-time, non-refundable $200 application fee online (please select ‘Volunteer Application Fee’ as the project).
  • For more information about Volunteer Groups Program please contact our Volunteer and Groups Program Manager at
  • What Volunteer groups are saying about us (2 comments of volunteer groups members or leaders)

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