Welcome to Maya Highlands, Guatemala

High School Volunteer Opportunities in Guatemala

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As a high school volunteer abroad in Guatemala, you'll begin to explore this heart of Maya civilization and quickly understand why so many people have a special place for Guatemala in their hearts.

• Guatemalan culture and customs reveal its history with a fusion of Maya heritage and European influences. Many Guatemalan people are mestizo (known in Guatemala as ladino), a mix between Spanish and Mayan ancestry. Most villagers are direct descendents of the Maya.

• The Guatemalans are often regarded as the most polite people in Latin America.

• Our exclusive Teen Home-Base is nestled in a vast and lush volcanic valley.

Take a look at this Sample HSVA Itinerary - Maya Highlands, Guatemala and see what sets our teen volunteer abroad programs apart from the rest.


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Volunteer Abroad in Guatemala City and enjoy the amazing food
Quetzal is the currency in Guatemala City


Once enrolled, you will have the chance to select the volunteer opportunity that's most interesting to you. Volunteers will always receive their first preference. The only exception to this will be when there are national or school holidays, or there are exceptional circumstances.

Whether you're teaching the English alphabet, leading students in a song, or giving a math lesson, your service will support local youth and educators. Apply your passion to make an impact that will resonate for generations to come!

Nurturing future generations begins with a single lesson, a simple smile, or just a bit of extra attention. When you volunteer with child care centers, daycare centers, community centers, and other organizations, you are working towards strengthening a community's greatest asset: their children.

By trading stories with an elderly friend, serving meals, or lightening the burden of an administrator, your service will connect you to your new community in a very special way. By offering an elderly person attention and love, you’ll build bridges between cultures and across generations.

In many communities, individuals with disabilities face harsh social stigmas and are left with few resources. Work alongside our partner organizations to bring joy to the lives of people with disabilities as they strive to live each day to its fullest.

Hear what the community is saying about CCS!
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"In the streets, our beneficiaries are marginalized. To have somebody from another country greet them and not turn away is important for their self esteem."

"CCS volunteers bring a sense of cooperation and much needed support to our classroom and our community. The impact of their work can be seen inside the classroom, and out in the community as well."

"Local parents are very grateful because volunteers give children the care that they need while the parents go to work to earn an income."

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