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Sender: A Broader View Volunteers Corp
Title:

Volunteer Abroad Guatemala Antigua Social Welfare and Orphanage Programs

Description:

Volunteering Abroad in Guatemala: Our programs in Guatemala give you an extraordinary opportunity to experience the fascinating culture and history of one of the most diverse countries on the American continent.

Guatemala – bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean Sea to the east, Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest – is a fairly small country compared with its neighbors to the north, but boasts a geographic and ecological diversity that far surpasses many larger countries. From tropical rainforests and beaches to volcanoes and pristine mountain lakes, Guatemala has it all!

gauetama childrenThe area that is Guatemala today was the heartland of the ancient Maya empire. Many Mayan ruins have been discovered and partially restored in recent years and give visitors a fascinating glimpse of the ancient Mayan history and culture.

Descendants of the Maya constitute roughly half of the country’s population, makingGuatemala the most indigenous country in Central America. Mayan culture and traditions are very much alive and many modern Maya, particularly Mayan women, still wear their colorful traditional attire.

Despite its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, a large part of the population lives below the poverty line.

Wealth is very unevenly distributed and particularly the indigenous population in rural areas suffers from lack of economic opportunities, education and adequate health care.

But volunteers in Guatemala cannot only help to make life a little bit easier for the poor and disadvantaged. They can also immerse themselves fully in the vibrant Latin American culture, learn about political and economic issues, and last but not least learn or improve their Spanish.

Guatemala is one of the most popular countries among language students. Spanish schools in Antigua Guatemala offer courses of very high quality and the lessons are one-on-one, which allows students to progress rapidly and develop their conversation skills within a short time.

Volunteering opportunities have the following schedule, please choose your dates

Antigua Guatemala: February thru October, flexible start & end date 
 Ciudad Vieja: January thru November, flexible start & end date San Miguel Dueñas: Year round, flexible start & end date
 Alotenango: January thru November, flexible start & end date http://www.abroaderview.org
Dates: Trips are all year round - Flexible starting dates
Length of Trip: From 1 week to 26 weeks
Country: Guatemala
Region: Central America
   

Team Logistics:

Team Description:
(how many people can come)
Individuals, families, missions, seniors, high schools, colleges and groups of 10-20-30, lets us know with time
Individuals: Individuals may apply
Married Couples: Married Couples may apply
Families: Families may apply
Groups: Groups may apply
Requirements:
(age, abilities, qualifications)
Individuals: 17 and older + 80
Couples: Over 18
Families: Children over 10 years old
Groups: 16 years old with chaperons
Cost:
(travel expenses,
room & board...)
Guatemala: All prices are in US$ and are tax deductible.

1 week: 895
2 weeks: 980
3-4 weeks: 1150
5-6 weeks: 1340
7-8 weeks: 1490

This price is for a basic volunteer program, please contact us for more details, prices change from year to year, http://www.abroaderview.org/inclusions.php

Our program fees include the following services:

* Prompt customer service answering your call and emails.
* Pre-departure Orientation Guide. Includes detailed travel, safety & cultural information and many tips that will make your trip planning easier.
* Detailed Fundraising Guide that will help you raise the funds needed to travel, as well as provide donations to the project. Ask us about a Widget
* Accommodations: Home stay, shared volunteer residence, guesthouses. Safe, clean, comfortable local housing, inspected by our local coordinators.
* Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Special meals at request.
* Airport meet and greet by our ABV project coordinator (At any time, any day!)
* First night hotel accommodation *some programs
* Guidance and support of a local project coordinator, 24/7 in case of emergency
* Orientation/city briefing on arrival by our ABV project coordinator.
* Placement in a quality project, allowing you to maximize your time and efforts in a good cause.
* Transportation to project site with our ABV project coordinator. Includes introduction to local staff and community members with whom you will be working with.
* Half day Spanish language refresher course *some programs
* Departure transfer by our ABV project coordinator.
* A Feedback page on our ABV website with pictures of your trip.
* The Presidents Volunteer Service Award lapel pin (Bronze, Silver or Gold)
* Personalized Presidents Volunteer Service Award certificate of achievement.
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