Teach in Guatemala & Learn Spanish

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Teach in Guatemala & Learn Spanish

Duration: from 2 weeks to 6 months
Countries: Guatemala
Volunteer in educational placements across Guatemala, from teaching at primary schools to business mentoring for local communities. 25 x Spanish lessons included. Flexible start dates!

Teach in Guatemala & Learn Spanish

Discover teaching and educational volunteering placements with fully-vetted schools, social enterprises, and charities across Guatemala. Work side-by-side with professionals in the field of your choice, and change the lives of the next generation. 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 education system. Poor funding, a lack of resources and limited teacher training are deep-rooted problems, particularly in rural areas. Many children are forced to drop out of school since their families cannot afford the costs of education, and indigenous girls are amongst the country's most disadvantaged group, with early marriage and limited educational opportunities.

Types of Projects

Spanish Marks is connected to a database of organisations which seek volunteers for a wide variety of teaching and educational opportunities. Projects are varied and you may find yourself helping out at a local school, or educating a local community on the nutritional value of available foods. Volunteers can choose to get involved in projects for either children or adults. Some placements offer the opportunity to introduce your own programmes with the support of your host organisation, whether that be running your own music, sports or theatre classes or setting up community educational campaigns on women's rights.

Our placement advisors will contact you to understand the area you are interested in and what you would like to get out of a volunteering placement. We will then put together a list of 5 tailored opportunities for you to choose from.

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 teaching and educational 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 12 months. Price remains the same regardless of project length.

Departure dates:

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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Teaching volunteer central america

Volunteering opportunities in primary and secondary schools
Community educational campaigns

Community educational campaigns

Opportunities to volunteer in community educational campaigns, ranging from healthcare to human rights.
Volunteer with children

Volunteer with children

Work with fully-vetted organisations across Guatemala

Work with fully-vetted organisations across Guatemala

Work side-by-side with social enterprises passionate about making a positive change to people's lives in Guatemala.
Experience central america

Experience central america

Spend your free time exploring Guatemala's rich landscape from colourful colonial towns to ancient ruins nestled in dense jungles.
Teaching placements in guatemala

Teaching placements in guatemala

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Interested in this; ready to enquire?

Find out more by filling out the form below and clicking send. Spanish Marks should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.

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