Education For The Children – Guatemala – Recruitment closed for 2016/17

Aim: The aim for the Education For The Children (EFTC) University project is to provide current students and staff members with the opportunity to use and develop their skills and experience, support the work of EFTC, and break the cycle of poverty through education in some of the poorest areas of rural Guatemala.

Volunteer Role: Volunteers will work alongside local teachers and school staff to assist with classroom support and helping to run after school clubs by sharing your skills. For example, playing guitar, sports coaching, singing, sharing IT skills or drama lessons, and working alongside the local community with skilled tradesmen on roofing repairs or similar.

Project location: The city of Antigua and the surrounding areas, Guatemala.

Project dates: 16 June – 7 July 2017 (3 weeks)

Team size: 12

The Project Costs: £1,400

This includes:

  • return flight to Guatemala
  • accommodation (seven days a week) and food (five days a week)
  • airport transport in the UK and Guatemala
  • spanish lessons in UK and Guatemala
  • travel Insurance
  • Nottingham Trent Volunteering T-shirt and hoody.

What isn't included?

  • spending money / optional free time activities / weekend food £400
  • vaccination cost as advised by your GP
  • visa (ESTA) £10.

The approximate overall cost: £1,810

Fundraising total: In addition to the project costs, each volunteer has to raise a minimum of £250 which will be donated to Education For The Children.

Please contact us via email for more information.

View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) about International Volunteering.

Please note: Should the costs of flights or transfers fall below those expected, reimbursements will be made.

"Volunteering in a Hispanic country has helped with my confidence to speak Spanish, which is what I need as I study modern languages. I definitely enjoyed working in schools and I want to become a secondary school teacher (this experience is something worth writing down on my CV)."
Ishmael, Guatemala 2016 volunteer



Student Volunteer with children in Guatemala
Student Volunteering on  Roof project in Guatemala