Volunteer in Guatemala or intern and see why the country’s motto is the “country of eternal spring”. Its rich Mayan heritage, beautiful landscapes, varied climates, and charming people make it the perfect destination for your program.
Join a dedicated team of volunteers and interns working towards the development of Guatemala and its people. By joining our volunteering programs in Guatemala, you can be sure that you are joining an authentic experience, where we will match your skills and interests where you can make the most impact.
You can volunteer in:
-Special education for people with disabilities.
You can also intern in:
-Medicine and Health.
- Meet other volunteers from around the world!
- Get to know Mayan culture
- Challenge yourself with volcano hikes, camping trips and more outdoor activities
- Give back to communities in need in quality programs
- Choose how long and when you want to volunteer. Programs available from 2-24 weeks
What makes us different?
We are Local
We are not a tourism company or corporation. We are committed to supporting the communities we work in by helping local projects and the local economy.
We work in each of our destinations. Our in-country knowledge is key to delivering participants to projects that need it the most. We use local staff and create local employment.
INLEX evaluates participants, projects, host families, and uses only trusted providers for their programs. By using our local staff’s knowledge and criteria we can establish a safe network of programs within each country.
INLEX has been working with volunteers and interns along with designing educational programs since 2005. Our experience and impact are constantly improving our programs.
Projects are carefully matched the participant’s skills. The projects and companies work with a volunteer or intern who will be useful to their goals and participants get useful and rewarding experience. The best match ensures a win-win situation for each party.
By joining the teaching program in Guatemala you will be assisting a teacher or teaching your class depending on the subject you are most comfortable with. You will be assigned to a rural school or an after school program to teach children from 6-15 years of age.
Most volunteers teach English in Guatemala, but you can also volunteer to teach other subjects like math, science, music or arts.
In the childcare program in Guatemala you will be working around 6 hours per day Monday to Friday with children ranging from 2-7 years of age, whose parents work and don’t have anywhere to send them to during the day. Working with children requires energy and creativity as most of the work is around keeping the children entertained through songs, games, and basic educational activities like teaching numbers, colors, etc.
The physiotherapy internship program is great for students or professionals in physio, occupational therapy, sports therapy or related fields. The physiotherapy program partners with various clinics that treat underprivileged populations a fraction of the cost what a normal therapy would cost.
In Guatemala access to public healthcare is not great, so clinics and hospitals greatly benefit from the extra help interns give to the health system. Join our medical internship program in Guatemala and get hands-on experience by shadowing doctors in rural clinics and hospitals.
Join a veterinary clinic that works with a project that picks up street dogs and cats to be healed and neutered. In this internship, you will work alongside a vet and other interns to heal dogs that have been neglected or have been in an accident. This clinic supports the same shelter where volunteers are placed in Guatemala.