Conservación & Medio Ambiente in Guatemala

This country of big contrasts could perfectly be a fairy-tale land!

The highlands, inhabited mostly by the descendants of the original Mayas still treasure the ancient ruins of that enigmatic civilization. This family oriented aboriginal people, though sometimes timid, are very warm and friendly.

The exuberant rainforests, pinewoods, the rivers and lakes; are the home of a wide variety of wildlife species. The thirty-three volcanoes (of which three are active) scattered along the Andes mountain range of Central America add a gloomy and mysterious atmosphere to this enchanted lands.

On the coastal areas you will find many colonial cities and villages along with modern urban centers. The Pacific coast is also blessed with the beauty characteristic of the Caribe and marine and coastal flora and fauna ma leave you breathless with astonishment.

CW community programs offer our volunteers a unique opportunity to share the daily life of Guatemalans and to improve their Spanish language skills, while partaking in a variety of activities that better the living conditions of this hospitable people and help preserve their beautiful natural landscapes and wildlife.

Volunteer programs in Guatemala begin with an intensive Spanish course either in the colonial capital, Antigua or in a small town nearby.

CW Programs in Guatemala are:

 

-Child daycare program.

-Women empowerment programs.

-Teaching programs.

-Micro finances programs.

-Health programs.

-Preservation programs.

-Agriculture program.

 

Conservation program

Sea turtle conservation: Sea turtles are essential to keep the balance of the marine and coastal eco-system and Guatemala’s Pacific coast is one of the nesting areas for a variety of sea turtles that are endangered due to contamination, egg poaching, habitat destruction and excessive fishing practices.

Together with local organizations, CW works to prevent these magnificent reptiles from being extinct.

Volunteers joining our preservation program will do field and research work at the local hatching and in the coastal villages.

Tasks include collecting turtle eggs, promoting environment preservation, designing and implementing educational campaigns in the surrounding communities, etc.

This program offers volunteers a unique opportunity to enjoy the paradisiac Guatemalan Pacific coastal areas and improve their Spanish skills while interacting with local people and helping ensure the survival of sea turtles.

 

 

Agriculture program

Sustainable agriculture: Addressing the challenge of finding a reasonable balance between the needs of rural communities depending on farming activities and preserving the natural environment is at the core of CW’s sustainable agriculture programs. For this we collaborate with local groups that teach responsible practices and sustainability.

Depending on their background and skills, volunteers for this project can either help in large educational centers or work with small eco-communities.

We are aware that the well-being of rural communities lies on their agricultural activities and that they are as important as the preservation of the ecosystem. So while the educational programs focus on teaching local farmers the most appropriate techniques to produce and sell their agricultural goods in a profitable and sustainable way, they also have an emphasis on improving the personal lives of farmers and their communities.

Volunteers can help with educational programs providing basic hygiene, healthy habits and literacy skills.

For this program volunteers must have an intermediate level of Spanish language skills.

 

Precios:

 

Duración del voluntariado Precios en USD*/Alojamiento en casa de familia con 2 comidas diarias
2 semanas 562
3 semanas 692
4 semanas 888
5 semanas 1012
6 semanas 1136
7 semanas 1260
8 semanas 1384
Proyecto de vida salvaje/Construcción/Extra p/semana 55

 

*TASA DE REGISTRO: Por favor nota que todos nuestros programas tienen una tasa de registro de USD 249, la cual se suma a la tasa de organización del programa. Este es nuestro ÚNICO ingreso y tiene una validez de 12 meses desde el comienzo del programa.  Todos los gastos correspondientes a transferencias online o bancarias no están incluidos y deben ser cubiertas por el voluntario. Puedes calcular el valor en tu moneda usando este conversor: currency convertor. Por favor lee nuestra política de devolución.

 

 

¿Que es lo que pagas?

 

Tasa de registro:  El pago de esta tasa asegura tu lugar en el programa seleccionado e incluye nuestra asistencia antes, durante y después de tu viaje, el monitoreo y evaluación constante de las organizaciones con las que trabajamos, el pago de los salarios del staff de Voluntarios al Mundo,  nuestra guía informativa y costos de Marketing. Este es el ÚNICO ingreso que recibimos de la organización de tu programa y es lo que nos permite seguir trabajando para ofrecer programas únicos y accesibles.

 

Tasa de organización del programa: Incluye el alojamiento en una casa de familia y 2 comidas por día, el traslado desde el Aeropuerto, reunión de orientación, paquete de bienvenida, teléfono de emergencia 24/7 y costos administrativos locales.

 

Que no incluye? Los aéreos, comidas, seguro médico, visas y vacunas (si son requeridas), transporte dentro del país, excursiones y gastos personales. Nuestros participantes de Ecuador usualmente encuentran suficiciente USD 40 por semana para sus gastos personales.

 

*En algunos programas puede variar la inclusión de comidas y el transporte, por eso por favor chequea la información específica de cada programa.