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Recruiting Organization: Natün Guatemala

About Natün Guatemala

Natün Guatemala is a multidisciplinary, majority Maya-led organization passionate about elevating Indigenous leadership, rights, and capacity. We equip local change agents and catalyze existing local resources to facilitate the sustainable development of healthy, economically vibrant Maya communities. Together, our Maya staff and local community leaders implement community-led programs to achieve significant long-term change.

The Opportunity

Natün Guatemala seeks volunteer photographers to collaborate with our team. This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in rural Indigenous Guatemala and have a behind-the-scenes look at Natün's inspiring work. We welcome volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 3 days, but we are also open to hosting long-term volunteers.

Your Role as a Volunteer Photographer

As a volunteer photographer, you will:

  • Visit rural Maya communities and document daily life, traditions, and program activities
  • Capture the breathtaking scenery of Guatemala's diverse traditions/culture
  • Work alongside Indigenous Maya-Kaqchikel staff and community leaders and contribute to the elevation of Indigenous voices, perspectives, and experiences
  • Utilize your visual storytelling skills to support Natün's mission
  • Produce ~20 high-quality images per day
  • Document specific community events and development projects

What We're Looking For

We encourage you to apply if you are:

  • A passionate photographer or videographer interested in using your craft for social impact
  • Skilled in portrait, photo-journalism, and event photography
  • Culturally sensitive and adaptable to new environments
  • A team player with good communication skills
  • Proficient in Spanish (preferred but not required)

What We Offer

  • Cultural immersion and exchange opportunities
  • Portfolio building with unique, impactful imagery
  • Professional development through working with our team
  • Local guide and translator
  • Transportation to and from project sites

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following materials to visits@natunguatemala.org :

  • A portfolio of your previous work (PDF or website link)
  • A brief personal statement outlining your interest and experience
  • Links to your photography-related social media profiles (if applicable)

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please apply at least one month before your desired volunteer period.

Apply now and help us tell the powerful stories of Maya communities!

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Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org


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