Our volunteers are the backbone of Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala. We offer many different opportunities to participate on a variety of different levels and welcome you to join us. We offer you the opportunity to share your time and skills while working side-by-side with our Mayan partners, as you witness the realities of life in this remote, impoverished, but beautiful corner of Guatemala. When you return home, play a vital role in spreading the word about our work and the acute needs of the children we serve. We welcome teachers with Spanish language skills, as well as biology and chemistry teachers. We are looking for volunteers with carpentry, construction, cabinet and furniture making, and machine maintenance skills. We also need electricians, organic farmers, as well as computer technicians. Volunteers are responsible for travel to the Maya Jaguar High School campus (a 2 ½ day drive from Guatemala City) and contribute a modest fee for room and board during their stay.


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Volunteers from coast to coast provide critical support for Adopt-a-Village in a variety of capacities. Lend a hand with Spanish-English translations, clerical tasks, Internet research, publicity, marketing, mailings, letter-writing, graphics, selling Mayan crafts and art, knitting and crocheting.  Or propose something else–we welcome your ideas, creativity and energy!

Current volunteer opportunities


  • SPANISH TRANSLATORS--Adopt-a-Village is Guatemala is seeking Spanish-speaking translators to read and translate letters written by our Mayan scholarship students about their traditions, families, culture and aspirations. Letters for English translation will be sent directly to you via email. Easy, fun, and fulfilling! For more information, contact us at us at guatvillage@aol.com.

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Volunteers help to build a new girls dorm