Volunteer at a Medical Clinic (rural outpost)

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Program Description

In Guatemala, there exists a network of public health services, free of charge. Also, only 5 km away from Quetzaltenango, there is a health center, where local inhabitants from the city or surrounding communities can obtain free health service. They offer basic health care like doctor’s consults and baby´s vaccinations, and growth monitoring. The health posts only work with daily consults, they don´t receive overnight patients.

Volunteers are always needed at the health posts. Volunteers often work:
- Vaccination room (vaccinating babies), checking their height & weight
- Assisting the doctor in consults if you have medical & Spanish skills
- Many other daily tasks


Most help is needed in the mornings, so it's perfect to combine your volunteering with Spanish lessons in the afternoons, which is a nice way to improve your Spanish but also learn about the Guatemalan culture.

On the weekends we can organize nice trips to surrounding sites.


A beginner-intermediate Spanish level is helpful (enough to understand the instructions of the therapists). To improve your Spanish, we suggest online language lessons with a private Guatemalan teacher.

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What`s Included

Do Guatemala offers a complete and well-organized volunteer experience. You pay a one-time fee which includes:

- Free airport pickup and transportation
- A detailed document on how to prepare for the trip
- All volunteer arrangements and supervision
- 24/7 assistance on the ground
- Free registration for Spanish school if you want lessons (normally $30)

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Program Locations

quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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Program Details

Do Guatemala
  • Guatemala: quetzaltenango
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
$ 175 one-time payment

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