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Cross Cultural Solutions

Street Address: 2 Clinton Place

Locality: New Rochelle

Region: United States


Care Giving Opportunities for Volunteers in Guatemala

Duration of Program
2-12 Weeks
Dates of Program
Flexible Dates
Both (group and independent)
Age Restrictions
18 Years+
Project Review

Our caregiving placements involve many one-on-one interactions, but it’s the continuous access to our international volunteers that creates the positive, sustainable effect on communities. Beyond the time that one volunteer will spend in-country, the caregiving continues. As a volunteer, you are a link in a chain that connects you to all those people who have volunteered in the community before you, as well as those who will come after. Tools that CCS staff and volunteers have created ensure the effectiveness of our short-term volunteer work (e.g., log books documenting volunteer experiences and the placement guide), facilitate the process, and prepare you for your assigned placement.

Major Responsibilities

    Job Responsibilities: 

    Volunteers care for children, elderly, and people with disabilities. Simple activities such as playing games or planning arts & crafts activities can help to build self-esteem, and also offer support and encouragement. Volunteers may also assist in kitchens at mealtimes, and provide basic physical therapy and counseling services, depending on individual qualifications and experience.

Cost/Program Fee
US $2,784 (2-12 Weeks)

What program fee Includes

    Here are just a few of the services we provide:

    • Personalized volunteer placement
    • Cultural & Learning Activities
    • Lodging at a CCS Home-Base
    • All meals and bottled water
    • In-country ground transportation
    • Experienced and professional full-time staff
    • Pre-departure materials and support
    • All local and incoming international phone calls
    • A 24-hour emergency hotline
    • Comprehensive Travel medical insurance

Skills/ Qualifications

No specific skills are required but the volunteer should be flexible, helpful and eager to learn new culture.

Arrangements for Room/Food

Accommodation: All meals and Accommodation are provided by the organization.

Application Process

Application Process: Please click on the given link to fill the application form at

Any Missing Important Information

    Will there be time to travel when I'm volunteering abroad?

    Free time is available some afternoons, most evenings, and every weekend. Our local staff can give you suggestions for places to visit, or you can create your own agenda. During your weekend you can take excursions to other parts of the country, or you may choose not to travel, and stay in town to get to know the community better. You may also choose to travel before or after the program (but this may affect the tax deductibility of your airfare).

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