Departure City: Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, St. John's and Ottawa
August 14, 2019
August 28, 2019
- Volunteers will stay in a homestay where they will enjoy meals and conversation with a local family. NDG’s local families all have 10 or more years experience hosting international visitors and love sharing the Guatemalan culture and language with their guests
- Meals will consist of rice, beans, tortillas, fruit/vegetables, and some meat.
- The specific itinerary will be shared closer to the date of departure, however 2 days will be spent travelling from and to Canada, 10 days will be spent in Language School and volunteering in the community, and 2 days will be spent on Rest Days.
- During Rest Days, Niños de Guatemala will lead the group on a two-day Lake Atitlán Tour to discover the beautiful nature and the history of the ancient Mayan community. Volunteers will visit the remainders of the last capital of the Kakchiquel kingdom at Iximche; take in the overwhelming sights and relax alongside Lake Atitlán; and experience Mayan culture by visiting four very distinct Mayan villages found on the banks of the lake. Many visitors regard Lake Atitlán as the most beautiful lake they have ever seen, or possibly even the most beautiful site all together.
SOS volunteers sleep in available community structures (classrooms, community centers, churches), and live as close to the conditions of the community as possible.
SOS works directly with Flight Centre to process all volunteers' Outreach Trip logistics from your travel insurance to your in country needs like clean drinking water and accommodations!
Three meals a day plus clean drinking water and snacks! Meals will consist of rice, beans, tortillas, and fruit/vegetables. Soups, stews, and pasta dishes are common as well. Most dietary restrictions and allergies can accommodated.
SOS works exclusively with registered non governmental organizations in every community to ensure our volunteers have the best experience possible.