Asociación Hogar Nuevos Horizontes
Focus: Community and Education.
Asociación Hogar Nuevos Horizontes is a private, Guatemalan, apolitical, non-profit organization based in the city of Quetzaltenango since 1989, supporting women and children in situations of need. We work without any kind of gender, religious, ethnic or cultural discrimination, our aims being the social and human well-being, and overall development of those we assist.
While our work is relevant and related to that of other women's institutions and organizations in Guatemala, Nuevos Horizontes offers a unique combination of services that include: A shelter and family support for abused women and children and those in situations of social risk, judicial accompaniment and support, childcare centres, community education in the topics of human rights, gender, self-esteem, and sexuality, a medical clinic and psychological therapy, and training centres for women.
Costs & Benefits
Volunteers devise and organize fun, educational and creative activities for the children who live in the shelter or attend the daycare center as well as after school activities for those who attend school during the day.
Volunteers can also help organize excursions for the children, both from the shelter and from the daycare center. Assistance is also needed for fundraising events in the local area.
It's sometimes challenging working with the children but ultimately rewarding, as although they may have experienced great difficulties in their lives, the children are excited by the new experiences they can share with our volunteers.
A minimum 6 week commitment is required and volunteers work in the shelter or daycare center 3 days a week (mornings or afternoons), or more if you want!
There are no fees for this program and volunteers have the support of two volunteer coordinators. Accommodation, food, transport funded by the volunteer.
No required skills, experience working with kids or basic Spanish an advantage but not required.A minimum 6 week commitment is required.
Location: Quetzaltenango Guatemala
Average cost per day: $0
Focus: Education and recreation with children and teens
Skills needed:No required skills, experience working with kids or basic Spanish an advantage but not required.