volunteer groups

Volunteer Groups at NDG consist of a minimum of six people- all of whom come to volunteer, experience the Guatemalan culture and people, and go on wonderful adventures. Being part of a Volunteer Group is a great opportunity to enhance your understanding of Niños de Guatemala’s mission and help build a better future for the next generation of Guatemalans! We welcome Volunteer Groups with open arms, from medical groups to human rights groups. We can tailor your volunteer experience for you!


Each group must assign a group leader who works closely with Niños de Guatemala’s Volunteer Team to design the their trip, manage the arrangements, and provide fundraising support.
The donation includes accommodation, meals, cultural and adventure activities, translation services, local transportation and private transportation to and from the airport. Flight tickets, health insurance and pocket money are not included. All team members must be 18 years or older, or in the case of minors, have written permission of parents. Volunteer Group fees start at $650 for a week experience!

If you are interested in being part of a volunteer group, or bringing down your own group, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Volunteer & Groups Manager, Carlota Morales, at volunteer@ninosdeguatemala.org

Open volunteer group

Join our Group Volunteer Trip

Have you been wanting to volunteer and make a difference? Don’t have anyone to go with? Then join our Group Volunteer Trip: July 13th-July 20th, when anyone can join! You and several of your new friends will spend the week volunteering in our schools, participating in cultural activities, climbing a volcano, and experiencing Antigua’s unique charm!

Upcoming Group Volunteer Trips:

Discover Guatemala while Giving Back

Sunday: Welcome. Arrive in Guatemala City where you will be
picked up by our driver(Look for a Niños de Guatemala sign)
and taken to your homestay. Here you will meet the rest of
the group, receive an orientation, learn more about NDG’s
innovative work in the region and hear more details about the
week’s project. We will also enjoy our”Welcome dinner”
together in beautiful Antigua.

Monday-Friday: Classroom assistance. Travel together to
one of the NDG schools to start your volunteer mornings.

Tuesday and Thursday: Cultural tours. On Tuesday, you will
see the community of San Lorenzo el Cubo. We will visit a
family home where you will make your own traditional worry
doll and visit the local furniture/carpentry workshop. On
Thursday, you will visit a family home to learn about
Guatemala’s coffee history and the coffee producing
processes, all while enjoying a fresh, delicious coffee!

Tuesday & Wednesday: Cultural Activities. Tuesday the
group will have a private latin dance class to get more
immersed in the local culture. On Wednesday, we will learn
the traditional method of making tortillas alongside the
community(including moms and children from the schools).

Friday: Celebration Day. Spend the morning working in the
school followed by a farewell party in the afternoon to
celebrate the week’s accomplishments.

Saturday:AdventureTime! Hike Volcano Pacaya and roast
your own marshmallows on hot lava stones before enjoying
our closure meeting and farewell dinner with your group.

Sunday: It’s time for goodbyes. Continue your journey in
Guatemala independently or depart for home.
July 13th-July 20th, November 8th-November 13th, and one in February (date to be confirmed).

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