Womans Support Projects in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Company : A Broader View Volunteers Corps
Activity: Community Volunteer Projects
Country: Guatemala
Duration: 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

Volunteer at a Mother-Child Center. This shelter is a government institution for young mothers and their children. 

This shelter is home to 60 mothers, girls and young children. The teenage mothers and their young infants can stay here, as well as teenage girls who have suffered from sexual abuse. The girls and mothers are all under 18 years old, and the children are aged approximately 0 to 5 years old. There is a lot of emphasis on psychology, as well as learning how to be a mother.

Volunteers are much needed at this shelter. The volunteers are asked to organize their own activities. So together with the staff and ABV Volunteer's help, the volunteer has to make a plan for the time he/she will spend there. You can think of activities like crafts, music, art, sports, or something that you like or that you ́re good at. You can plan activities for the babies or for the girls, according to your preference. The volunteer foresees in his/her own supplies. Also, the shelter understaffed and always short on (economical and material) resources, you will often be on your own with the girls and children.  This is a year round project.

 

Overview

  • Project Length: From 1 to 12 weeks
  • Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 6-8 hours per day
  • Requirements: Proficiency in Spanish or Spanish Immersion Lessons
  • Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
  • Minimum Age: 12 to 17 yrs if traveling with parents.
  • Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid

 

What is Included

  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • Meals: 3 per day M-F, 2 meals Saturday, no meals Sunday
  • Arrival: Airport meet and greet pickup
  • Orientation: Project Overview and Orientation
  • Support: Pre-trip written guide, In-country ABV staff available 24/7
  • Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer

 

Not Included

  • Flights to Guatemala. Entry Visa.Departure taxes. Vaccinations.Local Transportation.Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet

 

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