We’ve listed here a few of the many volunteer opportunities available in and around Xela. If you don’t see anything you are interested in but still want to do something, you should talk to Entremundos about what else is available.
EntreMundos’ Volunteer Service offers professional & friendly advice to help you find the best possible volunteer placement. Mon-Thu 1pm-5pm. Q25 donation includes personal assistance from EM staff, computer use, and free phone calls to organizations. Or search the free online database at www.entremundos.org.
6a calle 7-31, Zone 1, 7761-2179. firstname.lastname@example.org
ICAmigos is a non-profit organization founded in 1991. It was born due to the desire of the students, teachers and administration of ICA to be part of the solution of the problems that have affected and continue to affect our Mayan communities.
To date the NGO has worked intensively in various projects: Reforestation, Urban / Rural Education, Women’s Prevention Center of Quetzaltenango, Artisan GroupsMedical Clinic based at I.C.A. & nursery. Tel.: 7763-1871 email@example.com
HIKE + HELP, a non-profit travel agency and local NGO seeks volunteers. Help with publicity, arranging tours, and general admin. Min. 6 weeks and intermediate Spanish required. Great opportunity! Contact: 7765-0883, 5888-1396, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe Stove Project. Take part in a lifesaving and environmentally-focused program that aids needy families in rural villages by building stoves to replace smoky open fires. Train to lead the project or do publicity, party prep, and fundraising. Contact: Lara Hendy, email@example.com, 7761-2179.
Trama Textiles, a woman’s weaving co-op, seeks volunteers to help with promotion, translation, & grant writing. Computer skills a plus. No Spanish necessary. Contact: 7765-8564, M-F 9-5, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ut’z K’ol b’al is a community cultural center in development just outside of Xela. It aims to offer programs including children’s education, K’iche’ language, Mayan cooking, medicinal plants, and more. Seeks volunteers to help with construction, development, publicity, and fund-raising. To visit or volunteer, Contact: 5029-0175, email@example.com, 7a Calle 15-17, Zona 1.