Support the local organizations from QUETZALTENANGO (Guatemala)

We are a Guatemalan nonprofit organization, founded in 2001 to support organizations and groups that are committed to the fight against poverty and the defense and promotion of human rights for the country’s most marginalized and vulnerable populations.

Born in Quetzaltenango (capital of the eponymous department), our organization offers a range of services to strengthen the abilities and competencies of community organizations, promote networking, cooperation, and synergy between them, and raise awareness about their work and the difficulties that they face every day.

Our mission is to encourage and strengthen the abilities and competencies of local Guatemalan development organizations – respecting their values, ethics, principles, policies, strategies, and work methodologies – with the objective of transforming them into multiplying agents and key actors for the sustainable development of their areas of operation. We support civil society and community and locally-based organizations through five principal axes of work:

The Capacity Building Program (through certification programs on different subjects and courses in information technology).

The Best Practices in Community Tourism Program.

The Small Grants Program.

The national and international Volunteer Service.

Our bimonthly and bilingual Magazine (in Spanish and English).

We invite you to come and meet our community to promote the development for both parties while bringing together two different realities on a shared path toward knowledge, connection, exchange on several levels, even the creation of friendship ties.

Items needed: Biodegradable household cleaning items such as garbage bags, dishwashing soap, disinfectants, grease removers and cleaners.
As a VISITOR we would like to share with you: As a VISITOR we invite you take a guided tour in our headquarters sharing our history, or invite you to witness one of our educational workshops.
Want to VOLUNTEER mid or long term ? Here are the conditions :) : As a VOLUNTEER we request you stay a minimum time of ONE MONTH, you will be able to actively and constructively contribute to our projects based on your availability, Spanish level, experience, knowledge, skills, and interests. During this time you can collaborate in the distribution of our magazine, help with the promotion and visibility of the our organization and if you stay in our guesthouse, support with the management and improvement of our house. The cost per accommodation is Q1000-Q1100 / 130-145 U$D (depending on the type of room that is available) this rate also includes a certificate of participation and a promotional t-shirt. If you want to volunteer with other local organizations we can advise you and contact you with them, this appointment has a cost of Q25 (4 U$D) and the collection can not be omitted, since it is part of our means of financial sustainability. In addition, each organization with which we work volunteering has its own rules and guidelines regarding time (varies but most requests a month commitment) or levels of Spanish, etc.
Languages spoken:
Spanish
English
French
Other
If you are interested in our project please get in touch directly AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE COMING with the foundation via the "CONTACT" link. : Looking forward hearing from you ! :)
Listing created Nov 25, 2018