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If you have a weekend to spend in Guatemala, make sure to visit Antigua. If you have more time, don’t miss Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlán, and Tikal.


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  • Volunteer with Long Way Home in Guatemala Long Way Home's current primary project is the construction of an elementary and vocational school using rammed-earth tires and polypropylene bags, water harvesting, and trash-filled bottles.Long Way Home’s focus is the promotion of green and alternative building practices. Volunteer work is either physically demanding or educational in nature with children and youth. Learn more about organization and its work, along with practical costs, requirements, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Volunteer with TRAMA Textiles in Guatemala Guatemalan women hand weaving on a loom.TRAMA Textiles is a women’s weaving association in Guatemala’s second city. Their mission is to “create work for fair wages for the women of Guatemala”. There’s no minimum time commitment for volunteers, but you can take on more complex projects with a longer stay, and if your Spanish skills need polishing, there are many language ...
  • An Introduction to Guatemala for Volunteers A trio of baby sea turtles return to the ocean on the coast of Guatemala.Before volunteering in Guatemala, learn about the country’s geography, social & economic climate, plus cultural immersion and voluntourism opportunities.
  • Where to Volunteer in Latin America A bicycle parked on the street in front of a stucco building.Choosing where to volunteer in Latin America is as important as the work you’d like to do. Here’s a quick rundown of countries highlighting pros and cons.
  • Ecoutourism Treks in Guatemala Sunlight comes in at an angle illuminating a farmouse and fog laying low in a pastoral valley.Community tourism initiatives, whereby local Maya guides take travelers to seldom-seen locales in Guatemala’s rugged countryside, make for some extraordinary cross-cultural opportunities. Here are some recommendations for where to start your trek.

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