We're looking for volunteer Hiking Guide in Guatemala (:


El intercambio

We are in search of hardworking, experienced volunteers to lead hikes throughout the highlands of Guatemala, for us as we are a non-profit hiking-outfitter. 100% of our profits go to support a local school of 170+ primary school-aged children, as well as a boarding house that is home to 22 full-time children. Come help us and be part of the change!


Que ofreces

30 Horas de ayuda por semana

Trabajo Social: Ayuda como voluntario en proyectos locales y comunidades.


Que obtienes

1 dia libre por semana

Habitación compartida: Tendrás una cama en un cuarto compartido con otros viajeros.

Desayuno: Tienes derecho a desayunos gratis cada día de tu estadía.

Cena: Tienes derecho a cenas gratis cada día de tu estadía.

Descuentos en tours: Obtén descuentos en tours y excursiones de la ciudad.

Descuentos en alojamiento: Obtén descuentos para quedarte en otros hostales.

Excursiones gratis: Te llevamos a excursiones y caminatas por la ciudad, GRATIS.

Utilice nuestra cocina equipada: Siéntete libre de usar nuestra cocina y preparar tu comida deliciosa.


Requisitos

Inglés Fluído o Español Principiante

Más de 18 años

Admite voluntarios solos, parejas y dúos


Lo que no está incluído

Vuelos, Seguro de Viaje, Transporte Interno y Visa


Programa detallado

We are consistently in search of hardworking, experienced volunteers to lead hikes throughout the highlands of Guatemala.

The following criteria is used in consideration of potential volunteers:

- A 3 month absolute minimum time commitment (not including a 3-day client hike beforehand)
- A first aid qualification
- Intermediate Spanish; (must make phone calls in Spanish and communicate with locals)
- Love of the outdoors, trekking, roughing it, (not sleeping) under the stars, getting wet, cold toes and lumpy oatmeal
- Great people-skills, endless patience
- The ability to work and live as a member of a hard-working (but fun!) team


Actividades & Turnos

As a trekking guide, you will be guiding (and soon leading) groups of people on our treks. This entails much more than just showing people the way up a volcano. You are there to make sure the trek runs smoothly, safely, and your group is fed, watered and content. This is not always an easy task. You will also develop an awareness of the people, culture, history, and ecology of the areas through which we trek to in-turn share this knowledge with your group of trekkers (and newer guides).

Trekking days can make up anywhere between 3 – 6 days of your week, all depending on the schedule and number of guides that are here at any given time.

Guiding people on adventurous treks is just part of the job. Some of your week will be spent in the Quetzaltrekkers office, doing behind-the-scenes tasks to keep the whole operation running.