Education for the Children – Guatemala – applications open

Aim: The aim for the University's Education for the Children (EFTC) 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 in different areas of the foundation. This could include working in the school office, kitchens or garden, or working alongside local teachers and school staff to assist with classroom support.

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

Project dates: 9 June – 24 June 2018 (two weeks)

Team size: 12

The project costs: £1,225

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
  • DBS check
  • Nottingham Trent Volunteering t-shirt and hoody.

What isn't included?

  • Spending money for optional activities in your free time, and for food at weekends. We recommend £400, although the amount is entirely up to you.
  • Vaccination costs, as advised by your GP.
  • Visa (ESTA) – £10.

The approximate overall cost: £1,635

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.

Apply here

Please contact the Volunteering team for more information.

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