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Classroom Assistance

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ORGANIZATION: Ninos de Guatemala

  • 4 people are interested

[Level of Spanish: basic]


Being a classroom assistant will give you the opportunity to deeply engage with a classroom and a teacher. This program will make you understand how life in one of our NDG school works. Volunteers will be paired with a class and aid one of our teachers in any way that is useful, whether it is to cut and glue paper into notebooks, handing out soap or toothpaste, helping kids with in-class worksheets, or homework.

The long-term international volunteer program at Niños de Guatemala will be at least 6 months, and up to 1 year. You will be working directly at our office in Antigua Guatemala or in one of our schools (2 primary schools and 1 middle school), it depends on your volunteer project preferences and also your level of Spanish.


Once you get to Antigua, be prepared to totally fall in love with this vibrant but peaceful colonial town and most popular destination in Guatemala, due to being a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is full of fun activities to do during the day and night, as well as being surrounded by three volcanoes and beautiful mountains which afford for many connections with nature and hiking adventures. The NDG office, as well as all accommodations we offer, are located here in Antigua. Our schools are placed just 20-30 minutes away from Antigua, in 2 different towns, one is called Ciudad Vieja and the other one is called San Lorenzo El Cubo.

Your volunteer experience with Niños de Guatemala will start with a warm welcome to our family by the "Volunteer and Groups Team" and we will go through a full 2 day orientation, in which we will answer all the questions you have about us, and we will explain thoroughly everything about our organization and we will give you a full tour of our office and schools, all this to make you feel at home.

Then is time to start your volunteer work, the volunteer and groups team will have short weekly meeting with you, as well as weekly visits to the schools. There will also be a Mid-term Evaluation meeting with the purpose of following up and improving your volunteer experience. We will plan activities for you every Wednesday. The volunteer and groups team will be by your side to support you throughout your volunteer experience in NDG. But in order to get the most of this experience we recommend coming to volunteer with an attitude of learning, of open mindedness, flexibility and positivity. The volunteer work can get a bit monotonous or strenuous, and in this case we always encourage volunteer to use their own initiative and put into practice their talents into something that can be wonderful.

Together we will make your time in Guatemala life-changing, while changing lives!

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About Ninos de Guatemala


Kilómetro 77 Ruta Nacional 14, El Cubo Center, #204, San Lorenzo El Cubo, Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepequez 03001, GT

Mission Statement

NDG is a Dutch-Guatemalan nonprofit working to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by providing quality education to those who need it most. Since our founding in 2006, we have opened two primary schools and one Secondary school, Nuestro Futuro, El Porvenir and Básico, which now serve more than 525 Guatemalan children from low-income families in the towns of Ciudad Vieja and San Lorenzo de Cubo.


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. Through our program, you can get off the beaten track and experience Antigua’s wonderful, culture, people, and landscapes, all while giving back in our schools.

Our volunteers come from all types of backgrounds and range in age from eighteen to sixty. We have an average of five people volunteering with us at any given time. During high season, however, there may be as many as fifteen volunteers in our programs at once.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


4 Calle Oriente #28Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala



  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 1 month, and up to 1 year. Commit to at least 4 weeks of volunteer work, and a min of 20 hours a week. Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • ● Be flexible, motivated and willing to change children's lives. ● $250 fee ● An appreciation of new cultures that will help you settle in Guatemala and enjoy all of the new experiences.

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