Unique Medical & Healthcare Projects

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Unique Medical & Healthcare Projects

Duration: from 2 weeks to 6 months
Countries: Guatemala
Change the lives of communities in Guatemala by volunteering in healthcare. All medical experience welcome: nutritionists, doctors. nurses, project managers & more. Spanish lessons included!

Unique Medical & Healthcare Projects

Discover healthcare volunteering placements with fully-vetted social enterprises, clinics and hospitals across Guatemala. Work side-by-side with professionals in the field of your choice, and change the lives of local communities. Our placement advisors will work to understand your unique goals and skills, and match you with tailored volunteering opportunities, ranging from 2 weeks to 6 months. Online pre-departure Spanish lessons are included.

Why Volunteer in Guatemala

Guatemala is known as the land of eternal spring with a fascinating landscape of volcanoes, ancient ruins and colourful markets. Yet a host of urgent challenges surround the country's healthcare system. It has the 4th highest rate of malnutrition in the world and one of the highest infant mortality rates. A lack of government funding and healthcare specialists mean major causes of death include treatable disesases, such as diarrohea, pneumonia and malnutrition.

Types of Projects

Spanish Marks is connected to a database of organisations which seek volunteers from all types of medical backgrounds, from doctors and nurses to dentists and nutritionists. There is also a need for volunteers with project management experience to assist health organisations to run more effectively. Projects are varied and you may find yourself in an independent organisation which operates much like a regular hospital with surgeries, disease screening and dispensing of medical supplies. Alternatively there are opportunites to work with organisations that focus on health campaigns and educating communities on issues such as sanitation and nutrition.

Flexible Volunteering

All projects have flexible start dates, and project length can be tailored to individual preferences. 25 x online Spanish lessons are included, which will help you make the most out of your placement and give you a lifelong skill! 

At Spanish Marks we also believe volunteering abroad is among the most immersive experiences you can get and should be accessible to all. For this reason, we keep our pricing as low as possible and avoid unnecessary fees. For more details about our medical and healthcare volunteering opportunities, simply contact us via the enquiry form below or visit our website!

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Further Details

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Price details:





From 2 weeks to 6 months. Price remains the same regardless of project length.

Departure date:

Tailored departure dates according to volunteer’s preferences.


Personal Placement Advisor
Pre-departure meeting
5 x tailored Placement Options for you to choose from
25 x online pre-departure Spanish lessons
Welcome induction event in Guatemala
Project with a fully-vetted organisation in Guatemala
Advice on accommodation and day-to-day living in Guatemala

Not included:

Whilst the below is not included, we can offer guidance and advice.
All starred points (*) can also be arranged by us at cost price with no added fees.

Airport pick-up*
Medical & travel insurance
In-country travel

About Spanish Marks

Spanish Marks is a UK based school offering meaningful and ethically-focused volunteering, internships and travel expeditions in Guatemala. We aim to make a positive impact in Guatemala and works hands-on with local charities. Our co-founder, Rustom, sits on the board of directors of charity, Asociacion Fatima, in our partner-network.


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