Day Care Center in Antigua

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Program Type

Volunteer Work, Child Care


Antigua, Guatemala

Volunteer Responsibilities

Organizing sports and leisure activities for children, taking care of babies and children, support teachers in daily tasks

Work Hours

Approx. 5 hours/day, from Monday to Friday

Program Start Date

Year round, except for December to mid-January and during the Easter week.

Minimum Stay

2 weeks

Minimum Age

17 years


Elementary Spanish skills. Book your Spanish course in Antigua in Guatemala with us.


No special skills required. Experience working with children is recommended.


Single room with local Host Family or in Guest House


Full-board (host family). No meals included at guest house.


Antigua is located in the central highlands of Guatemala at around 1,600 m above sea level. It is surrounded by volcanoes and is famous for its well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture and churches. Antigua has been declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Antigua is a growing tourist destination in Guatemala as many tourist places can be reached easily.


Antigua has subtropical highland climate with year round pleasant weather. The average daily temperature is 20 °C (68 °F), the nights in Antigua are pretty cold. The rainy season is from June to October, the dry season from November to May.


No special vaccinations required. Please ask your doctor for additional advice.


Most but not all host families have internet access. The guest house as internet available though.

In-country Support

Volunteer coordinator in Antigua

24/7 Emergency No.

With the booking confirmation, you will receive our 24/7 Emergency Number where you can reach us around the clock in case of emergency.


Enrollment possible at any time, with at least 4 weeks’ notice. (Download Registration Form)

Travel Health Insurance

Travel Health Insurance for Guatemala mandatory

The living conditions that many families in Guatemala endure cannot be compared with those of North America and Europe. The poverty rate is very high, and many people struggle to cover their basic needs. As a volunteer, you can do a lot to help with just a little effort. In this project, you will help at a day care center in Antigua, which cares for about 40 to 50 infants and children from 0 to 6 years old. The day care is especially important for single parents and those who sell goods in the local markets since they work all day to be able to afford basic necessities. The day care is the ideal alternative because the children don’t have stay home alone or in the market and are provided with loving care during the day.

Although rather commonplace in Guatemala, there is insufficient nursing staff at the daycare, so the support of volunteers is especially welcome. In addition to assisting with the care of infants and children, you are responsible for their safety and security. You will also carry out fun activities each day, helping provide the children with the carefree childhood they deserve. Put a smile on the face of child and bring new hope to the future of Guatemala's youth.


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As a volunteer for this project, you will support the local nursing staff in a day care center in Antigua by helping them carry out their daily tasks, such as caring for the babies and children who are between the ages of 0-6. This includes feeding and changing the youngest children and supervising and entertaining the older children. The main objective of this volunteer work project is to take away the children’s everyday worries and make their lives in the day care center pleasant and carefree. You will help with the organization of sports and leisure activities, singing, painting, and dancing. To develop their cognitive and motor skills, you can also introduce activities with educational value. The children are divided in different groups. Due to the fact that some of them require special attention, there is also a special teaching staff in the center. Your work hours are usually from 8:00 am to noon. The afternoons can be used to prepare games for the next day and plan projects, or to explore the treasures of the historic city of Antigua.


An important part of our volunteer work programs in Latin America is providing an intense, rewarding experience that exposes you to the everyday life and culture of the host country. Therefore, our volunteers in Antigua live in homestays so that they can dive right into local customs, taste authentic meals, and experience the life of a Guatemalan family first-hand. You will be amazed by how quickly your Spanish skills will improve each day. Our families are carefully screened and selected, and some have many years of experience hosting foreign guests. In addition to a hospitable accommodation, you will enjoy three meals each day at the family’s home. You will stay in a single room and your bathroom may be private or shared with other family members.

Alternatively, if volunteers wish to live amongst other foreigners visiting Guatemala, they can choose the Guest House accommodation. This accommodation offers a single bedroom, and all meals are self-catered.

Volunteering in Child Care in Guatemala includes:
  Consultation of our experienced staff
  Translation of application documents
  Volunteer work placement
  Orientation session on arrival
  Escort to the project site on the first day
  Orientation kit
  Local support
  24/7 Emergency Number
  Single room in Homestay (full-board, except for sundays)*
  Single room in Guest House (no meals)*
  Airport pick-up (if booked)
  Advisery concerning adequate travel insurance
  Flight booking service (optional and for free)
  Certificate of participation
*Accommodation as booked

What’s not included:
  International flight
  Travel health insurance
  Local travels


Program / duration





Host Family

510 USD

625 USD

740 USD

115 USD

Guest House
(no meals)

570 USD

715 USD

860 USD

145 USD

Application fee of 120 USD to be added.



Airport Pick-up

30 USD

Travel Health   Insurance 

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