Help and volunteer in a childcare project in Guatemala.
The working with kids program in Guatemala provides individual attention and assistance to children from underprivileged homes and communities. Many children at the projects we work with are affected by a challenging home life, little to no schooling and alcohol and drug abuse within their families. Volunteers will work in after school programs, daycares, orphanages and schools. Volunteers play an important role in working alongside local Spanish-speaking staff to improve the educational, emotional, and physical conditions of the children.
The children at the projects we work with require a lot of care, attention and most importantly, companionship. Work varies but generally consists of providing individual attention, playing with children, organizing games and activities, educating children regarding hygiene and nutrition, and assisting with homework. Volunteers are encouraged to use their skills and interests to develop workshops such as music and dance, jewelry making, aerobics, arts and crafts, etc.
Participants are supported by our in-country coordinators but they are not on site at your project every day. Participants should expect their childcare project to feel disorganized, understaffed, and underfunded. In fact, this is why they need volunteers! The children are always happy to see volunteers and are very welcoming. Enthusiasm and creativity are truly needed and appreciated.
De La Farmacia La Bomba, 75m South, left side, San Pedro-Montes de Oca, San Jose 11801, CR
Maximo Nivel has been offering volunteer abroad programs since 2003. We are a locally-based organization in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. We’re the real deal--we’re a feet-on-the-street, live here, work here kind of organization. We offer top-notch volunteer abroad programs and great client service. Our program fees are affordable and transparent.
Maximo Nivel is a family-owned organization founded in 2003. We own and operate four locally-based educational institutes in three of the world’s most beautiful countries-Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru.
We work with more than 4,000 students, volunteers, clients, and travelers every year. Our success is based on our commitment to quality and the highest level of client service. At Maximo Nivel, we continuously invest in professional staff and first-class facilities to ensure you have a great experience!