Volunteer in a textile center

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Program Description

This is a weaving cooperative, formed by over 400 indigenous women from the highlands. They became widows when their husbands died in the armed conflict, and had to sustain themselves. This cooperative provides them this opportunity by selling their woven products. The cooperative collects all the products and sells it in their shop or export them abroad, and the women receive the profit of their own products.

How can the volunteer help?
- As store attendants
- Marketing and/or publicity
- Administrative support
- Translations
- Photography & web design
- Possibility to do a weaving course (your own scarf or tablecloth)


In this project, the work schedule will depend on the volunteers job, so it's perfect to combine your volunteering with Spanish lessons in your free time, which is a nice way to improve your Spanish but also learn about the Guatemalan culture


A beginner Spanish level is helpful (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

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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Program Details

Do Guatemala
  • Guatemala: Quetzaltenango
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1 year+, 1-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months
One-time payment of $175
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