Volunteer Abroad GT

Volunteer Abroad GT

About

Volunteer Abroad GT is committed to providing the most affordable volunteer abroad programs. Whether you are on vacation, gap year, alternative or summer break you can be confident your volunteer time will be safe, worthwhile and fun. You will learn, create and grow. You will receive the best, pre-departure and in-country support from our experienced staff who lived and worked abroad for many years.

We have partnered with the best programs in 10 countries, and we keep on growing. Thank you for believing in us.

Founded
2011
Headquarters

Calle San Luquitas #14
03001- Antigua Guatemala
Guatemala

Reviews

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Taura
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Affordable, knowledgeable and just supportive!

My experience as a medical volunteer and as a childcare volunteer was nothing short of amazing. Of course, my trip would not have gone as smoothly as it did without the aid of Jonathan. He was absolutely amazing and was knowledgeable about everything and anything. Not only did he play a tremendously huge part in organizing and helping me feel comfortable at the local hospital, he was also a significant part of organizing our weekend outings as well. Everyone was very helpful and welcoming -- especially the kids. I will definitely be going back!

What was your funniest moment?
Everyone was very helpful and welcoming -- especially the kids. I will definitely be going back!
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Evelina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience as a medical volunteer and as a childcare volunteer was nothing short of amazing. Of course, my trip would not have gone as smoothly as it did without the aid of Jonathan. He was absolutely amazing and was knowledgeable about everything and anything. Not only did he play a tremendously huge part in organizing and helping me feel comfortable at the local hospital, he was also a significant part of organizing our weekend outings as well. Everyone was very helpful and welcoming -- especially the kids. I will definitely be going back!

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Evelina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience volunteering abroad in Antigua was, overall, a wonderful experience. From program placement, to weekend excursions, it was organized and well thought out.
Personally, after attending the clinic for a week and a half, I felt as though I wasn't doing enough to help the community, so I chose to fundraise enough money to provide medicine for those who couldn’t afford it.
Overall, my experience was wonderful, I would recommend it 10/10 if you're even slightly considering volunteering abroad! Antigua was beautiful, and I was surrounded by the kindest, happiest people I've ever met.

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Evelina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I went to Antigua for 2 weeks on a medical volunteer program and it was a very eye-opening experience. The people here have so much enthusiasm about meeting new people. The culture is great and food was amazing. I would recommend the experience to anyone wishing to volunteer abroad. The only thing I wish there was more of was medical supplies.
I went to Antigua for 2 weeks on a medical volunteer program and it was a very eye-opening experience. The people here have so much enthusiasm about meeting new people. The culture is great and food was amazing. I would recommend the experience to anyone wishing to volunteer abroad. The only thing I wish there was more of was medical supplies.

Julija
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I volunteered with Volunteer Abroad GT for two months in 2018 (November-December) and 3 weeks in 2019 (January) in Antigua. I am a full time college student at Boston College, Massachusetts. To graduate BC, I needed to complete at least forty hours of an internship. I spent a lot of time researching opportunities online and found Volunteer Abroad GT fairly quick. I studied their web page and organization thoroughly and finally decided to pick the medicine program. I had always wanted to travel internationally and I felt that this was a good opportunity to travel and appreciate the different views of a new culture.
As soon as I applied to the program, I felt supported and valued. My personalized webpage outlined all the tasks I needed to complete before my departure as well as what to expect from my program. I was relieved to have a local staff member meet me at the airport after my travels. My host family welcomed me and instantly made me feel like a member of the house. My room was storage sufficient and nice. All food and clean water was provided. A local staff member met me Monday morning and gave me a tour of the town, my placement, and the staff office. At my work placement, I had flexible work hours. I rotated between family planning, curative, and maternal and child health. All of the staff members were welcoming and helpful in letting me be proactive in the clinic. I took weights, heights, blood pressures, blood sugars, interviewed patients, and assisted with six week checkups including vaccinations for babies.
There were plenty of opportunities to travel the country on the weekends.
The staff was helpful in answering any questions. Traveling abroad teaches one patience, resilience, confidence and problem solving. You appreciate what you have and it’s very rewarding to help those less fortunate. We may have a lot to give but they also have a lot to teach us in return. Overall, I would highly recommend Volunteer Abroad GT for volunteering/interning internationally!

What would you improve about this program?
The overall experience was great; I will definitely come back next year with a group of friends

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