Become a Volunteer

Welcome to Niños de Guatemala Volunteer Program, there are many options you can choose from, national, international, short-term, long-term, volunteer groups, volunteer from home and Volunteer for a Day.

Volunteer with us and make a lasting difference in our childrens’ lives! NDG’s motto has always been that everyone can do something. Dedicated volunteers are key to our mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education in Guatemala.

All our volunteers will live in Antigua and they will work directly at our office in Antigua, Guatemala or in 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.

Your placement will depend on your volunteer project preferences and also your level of spanish, please take a look at our International Volunteer Catalogue.

International Volunteer Programs

  • Short-term: the short-term program at Niños de Guatemala will be of at least 4 weeks of time, and up to 3 months.
  • Long-term: the long-term program at Niños de Guatemala will be of at least 6 months, and up to 1 year.
  • Volunteer from home: volunteering is also possible from your home country. You can help the office in Guatemala in different ways volunteering online or being part of the NDG´s Ambassador Program which means that you are the face of Niños de Guatemala in your home country.
  • Volunteer for a Day: volunteer for an entire day at one of our schools from Monday to Friday.
  • Volunteer Groups: 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. Or download and read our Volunteer Group Catalogue
Volunteer Work Options at NDG schools:
  • Tutoring
  • Classroom Assistance
  • English Assistance
  • Artistic Expression Workshops
  • Sports Workshops
  • Summer School (November)
Volunteer Work Options At NDG Office, Antigua
  • Event Management
  • Communications
  • Social Businesses
  • Sponsorship department.
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 Volunteering
  • $50 “ Volunteer Application fee” paid online at time of application.
  • 15 days before your scheduled arrival date you have to pay the rest of you “Volunteer Package”, which you can choose from the International Volunteer Catalogue.
  • $250 donation to help break the cycle of poverty through our 3 schools and 500 students.
Application Process
  • Read our International Volunteer Catalogue
  • Complete and submit the “Volunteer Application Form” online.
  • Send your Resume, Background check, passport copy and motivation letter to
  • For more information about the International Volunteer Programs please contact our Volunteer and Groups Program Coordinator at

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