Volunteer in a carpentry

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Program Description

This is a unique project, teaching Guatemalan children and youth with limited resources about carpentry, and through that, improve their standards of living.
The project has a complete workshop in Alotenango, where they receive training according to a curriculum, learning different stages and skills of carpentry. By following the study plan that includes theory and practice, they learn to make their own products, and this stimulates their self-esteem and social skills.

There are long-term and short-term activities for volunteers. Long term:
- support training in education by coaching the local teachers.
- create educational material, organize events
- assist in lessons (high Spanish necessary)
Short term:
Painting, small tasks, maintain tools, elaborate photo, and video material, make a documentary or something, do workshops for Nov. 1st.
For carpenters with experience, there is the opportunity to participate in a project, providing furniture to a hostel in Antigua.


In this project, your work schedule will be flexible, 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.


A beginner-intermediate Spanish level is helpful but will depend on your function (enough to understand the instructions).
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

Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

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Program Details

Do Guatemala
  • Antigua and Barbuda: Antigua
Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Duration:
1 year+, 1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, Customizable
One-time payment of $175
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