Overview of Volunteer with the Special Needs Program in Antigua, Guatemala
When you volunteer with the Special Needs project in Antigua, Guatemala, you’re making a difference in the lives of hundreds of wonderful children.
The project houses around 240 residents, all in need of caring volunteers like you. Residents often times cannot care for themselves properly. They are often diagnosed with cerebral palsy, microcephaly, mental retardation, autism, or quadriplegia. Our goal is to help provide care for the residents, play with, teach, and mentor the children and adults.
When you volunteer with a Special Needs program in Antigua, Guatemala, you give back to the global community and provide these children and adults with a new outlook on life, a better quality of life, and the idea that someone out there truly cares about them.
As a Special Needs volunteer you will create bonds, make more educational practices a reality, and have a once in a lifetime experience that will change both the lives of the residents and your own.
Role of Volunteer
Your daily tasks will generally depend on your skills, interests, experiences, and desires as a volunteer. If you decide to become an education project volunteer you will work with children, tutoring, and making a better life for all involved. Your detailed itinerary will be given to you before you leave for Guatemala.
Skills and Qualifications
There are no specific requirements to be a Special Needs volunteer in Antigua, Guatemala. Above all training and skills one could have, you must have the desired passion for working with children and the drive to help make a difference in the world.
If you speak Spanish, it’ll be highly beneficial to you as a volunteer. If you cannot, we recommend you enroll in a Spanish language program. We offer them while you volunteer so it’s super convenient for you!
We are also in need of speech therapists, psychologists, as well as carpenters, gardeners, and massage therapists!