Guatemala has very lax environmental laws and poor enforcement of them. This places forests, ecosystems, and wildlife in constant risk. Luckily, there are a few natural reserves that work towards preserving natural resources in Guatemala.
By volunteering in the environmental preservation program in Guatemala, you will join other volunteers and park rangers that work towards the protection of forests and educating the local population about the importance of maintaining each eco-system.
Work includes trail maintenance, environmental conservation awareness workshops in schools, planting trees, monitoring various plant species, monitoring different species of birds and wildlife, and work in a plant nursery.
Work for volunteers in environmental conservation is from 8 am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.
Arrival to the program are most Sundays.
On arrival you are greeted by our friendly coordinators and taken to your accommodation. Next day you meet with all the volunteers and interns that came the previous days for orientation.
In orientation we cover topics like:
-Do’s and dont’s in the country
-How to get around and weekend travel
-Communication, SIM cards , and currency.
-Social meet ups with other participants.
Spanish classes are available at an extra cost in 20 hour blocks. Monday to Friday , 4 hours per day.
See our costs section for more information.
There are no requirements for this program other than being able to communicate at the project and work well in teams.
We encourage all of our participants in our programs to travel as much as they can during the weekends. Volunteers and interns usually travel together during the weekends. Our coordinators can assist you to make travels plans
During the weekdays volunteers and interns usually spend time together after their assignments.