Volunteer with emergency & rescue service

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Program Description

Quetzaltenango, as the second biggest city of Guatemala, only counts with volunteer firefighters. These firefighters are responsible to attend emergencies and fires in the city. Our volunteers would participate in the ambulance activities. They attend car accidents, injured people, general sickness. On a daily basis, they attend approximately 6-10 emergencies, in the area of Quetzaltenango and surrounding villages. In case of big accidents, they also provide assistance further into the country.

Volunteers tasks:
- Support the ambulances of the firefighters
(being present at the station & go when there is an emergency such as car accidents, injured people, general sickness)
- Cleaning the units
- check equipment & general tasks


In this project, you can choose to work whenever you want. The volunteers have 24h shifts. So it's perfect to combine your volunteering with Spanish lessons when it fits you, which is a nice way to improve your Spanish but also learn about the Guatemalan culture.


A beginner-intermediate Spanish level is helpful (enough to understand the instructions & communicate).
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+, 1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 2-4 weeks, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, Customizable
One-time payment of $175

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