Apart from donations, Mayan Families relies heavily on the time and skills of talented individuals. We are looking for skilled people with a desire to work with a hands-on organization.
You can volunteer with us from anywhere in the world to:
- Organize fundraising house parties
- Translate between English and Spanish (documents and our website)
- Spread the word about Mayan Families (social media, speaking opportunities/presentations)
- Raise funds for our various projects through local events
- Web Work (updates, postings, uploading photos, blogging,etc).
Available volunteer opportunities in Panajachel:
*Find official volunteer listings through our Idealist profile by clicking here. Also read about us on Universal Giving.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org, detailing your interest and timeline. Please be sure to attach your resume in the message.
Mayan Families cannot offer any type of compensation to volunteers for services provided. You are responsible for paying for any expenses incurred, such as traveling to and from Guatemala, living expenses, medical and personal expenses. We do not charge any fees for volunteering with us.
Living in Panajachel
Rent: The cost of living in Panajachel is relativelylow. We will be happy to help you find accommodation and makesuggestions to you; however, you are responsible for finding your own dwelling.
Past volunteers have had the most success finding a place to stay oncethey are in Guatemala. Depending on the type of accommodation that youare seeking (furnished, unfurnished, sharing or not), you should expectto pay anywhere between $125.00-$600.00USD a month.
You can view apartments from Alegre Apartments.
Food: There is a vegetable and fruit market thatsells affordable food for you to prepare yourself. On average, our pastvolunteers spent a minimum of $125.00 a month (if they prepared thefood themselves). If you buy a lot of imported food or canned food,(e.g. peanut butter, cake mix, canned fruits, olive oil, Quinoa, etc.),you can expect to pay slightly higher prices than you would back home,which will also increase your food expenses. If you anticipate going outto restaurants frequently you can easily double your expenses. A mealat a restaurant (depending on the restaurant quality) can range between US$2.50-20.
Click here to read stories of past volunteers.
For additional information about volunteering with us, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions
page and the Visiting Mayan Families
Our physical address is Calle del Rastro, Panajachel, Dept. Solola, Guatemala