Social Project Jocotenango, Guatemala

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Ayúdanos con el mantenimiento del edificio de nuestra ONG :)

Help a sustainable project
3 travelers confirmed that this host is actively contributing to a more sustainable future for everyone!
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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
7 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
6 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.

Additional fee required

This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of Worldpackers’ annual plans.


US$ 8

Per day

Fee pays for

  • Donation to project


Voluntarios deben contribuir con $8 dólares o Q64 quetzales por día (lunes a viernes) para cubrir gastos de mantenimiento como gas, agua caliente, uso de cocina, luz.

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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Basic Internet Access
Basic speed internet for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
8 days
Stay up to
30 days

The Experience

Nos encantaría que puedas apoyar con proyectos de mantenimiento de nuestro edificio, jardinería y carpintería. No debes ser un experto, pero si debes tener la actitud para realizar las actividades, que pueden ser: Pintar paredes, limpiar, apoyar en la elaboración de proyectos de madera para apoyo de nuestra organización. Tú habitación estará en la ONG, por lo que está prohibido fumar, beber o hacer fiestas en el lugar - Pero puedes hacerlo fuera.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Between 21 and 60 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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16 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Social Project


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 7 Meeting locals
  • 6 Immersing in the local culture
  • 6 Practicing Spanish
  • 6 Creating true social impact
  • 5 Developing social awareness
  • 1 Learning about sustainability

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 2 4. Quality education
  • 1 11. Sustainable cities and communities

Hong Kong (Sar)


I enjoyed my volunteering experience at CANI very much! It is located in Jocotenango which is just 10-15mins away from the popular town Antigua (very convenient to take chickenbus or Uber between 2 towns). I felt safe to stay in CANI. The staff and children are super friendly! As most of them don't speak English, it's a great opportunity to practice Spanish! Jorge is very nice and helpful too! He is very responsive and would kindly offer help whenever I need. During my stay, I am fortunate enough to join the celebration of Feria de Jocotenango and immerse in traditional local culture!

10 months ago



My experience at CANI was absolutely wonderful! Jorge is a welcoming person who is passionate about creating a space that is not only a school but also a cultural hub for locals. The rest of the staff were kind, respectful and always made me feel at home. As for the work, I initially came to help with plans for their renovations but Jorge was very flexible in allowing me to spend time in the classroom after I showed some interest in the kids. The accommodations at the school are simple but effective! And if you like kids, you will fall in love with the community they have here. Thanks again :)

about 1 year ago

United States


I had a wonderful experience at CANI. While I was only there for a week, I feel like I learned so much and made so many connections with the team, locals, and the kids. This was a great opportunity to practice my Spanish and content creation skills, as well as learn more about Guatemala in general. CANI is very special and the team is so welcoming. I would highly recommend volunteering here!

about 1 year ago

United States


My experience at CANI was something that will stay with me forever. The kids were so kind and grateful to be there. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, despite the language barrier. It was an excellent opportunity to practice my Spanish and get fully immersed in the local culture. Jorge went out of his way to make sure my needs were met and that I was enjoying myself. He gave me the creative freedom to paint whatever I wanted, and it allowed me to communicate in ways I wasn't able to with words, given my limited Spanish. I would recommend this to anyone looking to make a positive impact.

about 1 year ago



The association is active and involved in various interesting projects, from children's education to urban and tourist development. There is a pleasant atmosphere with all the staff and professors who come to teach. However, beware of the girls to whom the project director asks to spend time in the city to have a drink and talk.... don't go alone but always with some other volunteer....

7 months ago

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