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Social work with children in Guatemala

Du möchtest eine besondere Reise erleben und dich dabei sozial engagieren?

Über das Projekt

Do you love children and have always wanted to work with children? Then our volunteer projects in Costa Rica are the right place for you!
The facility helps to promote children’s education, ensure appropriate physical, emotional and social development and provide peace and contentment for the beneficiaries. The daycare center has children aged from one month to 6 years.

  • Do meaningful volunteer work and help young children
  • Gain new language skills by experiencing the lifestyle
  • Get to know the passion for other cultures, languages and countries
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From 690.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


Kindergartens and nurseries greatly appreciate your support. Get a taste of the life of a caregiver and help out on-site. Our projects are mostly located in smaller towns, as this is where help is needed the most. Be prepared for lots of culture and a simple way of life. Your tasks can vary greatly. During your time in Guatemala, you will be working in a kindergarten, nursery, or school. Social volunteering in Guatemala can be done in the city or by the beach, depending on your goals. Each project is unique in its own way.

In kindergartens or nurseries, you will be caring for the children, playing with them, helping with crafts, changing, feeding, brushing teeth, and contributing ideas. Local staff members are excited for your support and fresh ideas.

During your time at the project, you will be staying with a host family. It is important, especially when working with children, that you have a good grasp of Spanish before starting. Native speakers have the option to join this project without attending a language school. If you have no or limited Spanish knowledge, you can either take an online language course beforehand or attend a language course with us in Costa Rica. This way, you can combine two countries optimally.


  • Placement in a selected project in the city
  • Transfer from the airport to the host family
  • Accommodation in a local host family incl. half board
  • English and Spanish-speaking support on site
  • Help with the search for cheap flights
  • Provision of information material about the project and Costa Rica
  • Advice for the language school
  • Support also during the project period
  • Certificate about your time in the project

Whether you are a pupil or have just finished school, a student or are already working, stays abroad give you the opportunity to develop yourself further.

Living arrangements

Accommodation and meals on site
During your project, you will live with a “tico” host family. You will receive two typical local meals per day. You can reach many projects within 10 minutes on foot or by bus. Our host families are carefully selected and already have experience with travelers from all over the world.

Typical day in a project

Volunteering on site – typical day at the project:
Volunteers spend their time caring for babies and young children, helping with meals, brushing teeth, playing with them and reading books to them. Volunteers also support the staff when needed. As a volunteer, you will work between 4-7 hours per day from Monday to Friday. A typical working day:

7.00 am Breakfast in your host family
8.00 a.m. Start of the volunteer service
14.00 End of volunteering
Afternoon at leisure for activities


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Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Guatemala - Country Information

Guatemala - a country full of fascinating discoveries. Whether you explore the ancient Mayan sites of Tikal, venture into the dense jungle, enjoy delicious traditional dishes such as tamales and pupusas or immerse yourself in the vibrant Mayan culture - Guatemala promises unique experiences! Immerse yourself in the history of the Maya, explore breathtaking natural landscapes and experience the uniquely warm hospitality of this country. Unforgettable adventures and countless cultural treasures await you in Guatemala. So, experience Guatemala, because here you can experience life in all its glory!

Official language



Guatemala City


108.889 km²


16,9 million (2021)


Quetzal, you can also pay with US-Dollar in the most shops

Telephone code




All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in Costa Rica.

Guatemala is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in Guatemala all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, certain levels of the language of your destination country may be required to complete the project. We would be happy to advise you individually on your chosen project.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Application process for a volunteering program

Apply for a project on our website.

Make your deposit to secure a place for your project - you are welcome to contact us in advance to make sure there is still a place available for this period.

You will receive a separate booking confirmation from us by e-mail with further information.

For some programs we still need your resume.

You will receive an information package with the confirmation e-mail and have a fixed contact person for questions.

We plan your journey and help you with your travel arrangements.

Let´s start - be ready! we will contact you again and you will receive final information about 3 weeks before the start.


Before you set off for Costa Rica, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance. Bitte achte darauf, dass bei deiner Auslandsreisekrankenversicherung ein Krankenrücktransport mitversichert ist.Bitte achte darauf, dass bei deiner Auslandsreisekrankenversicherung ein Krankenrücktransport mitversichert ist.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

Are you ready to start your adventure abroad?

Apply today!

Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
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