Trip FAQs

Yes.  Fundraising is an important part of your international volunteer experience by sharing the passion you have with friends and family who can help you raise the funds necessary for your trip.  Contact Andrew Herrera for more information on how to fundraise for your trip, [email protected].

Anyone can be a volunteer!  The projects you can support are varied and the needs are great.  From construction, education, and health to computer training, teams and individuals work abroad to make a difference in our projects around the globe.

You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer with a parent, and 16 years old to volunteer abroad without a parent.

There are no language requirements to volunteer.  Interpreters will be provided for volunteer groups to Guatemala. The more language skills you have, the deeper your interactions with our partners and beneficiaries and your experience can be more fulfilling.  So start studying!

Spanish language is required for individual volunteers who are not part of a group and are participating in long-term expeditions.

No.  Students, retirees, administrators, IT professionals, entrepreneurs, financial professionals and all other types of professionals have volunteered with Curamericas Global.

Health professionals are always welcome and can provide direct services along with educational trainings for our partners.  Health education training is our number priority from medical volunteers because their knowledge leaves a long-lasting impact.

No matter your profession or experience, you can provide valuable support.  Each volunteer will be matched to a project based on their skills and desires as they match with the needs of our partners, to create a mutually-beneficial and high-impact experience.

Program Fees cover many essential expenses that are necessary for safe, effective, and sustainable international volunteer work.  Curamericas Global is committed to implementing best-practices for International Volunteering and works hard to minimize costs for volunteers.

Volunteers should plan for a total trip cost of around $2,100 (including airfare). Costs are determined by the trip expenses; Curamericas Global does not charge any administrative costs or fees!

Volunteers pay a flat-rate fee which covers all in-country travel costs including meals, lodging, transportation, and activities, plus interpretation services and accompaniment by a Curamericas facilitator.  Teams contribute a donation which goes directly to our partner to help cover the cost of hosting volunteers, construction materials, and to provide further support to the project.  Our partners rely heavily on these contributions to meet the needs of our projects.

Your Program Fees include:

  1. Two Orientations prior to the trip to cover information about safety, packing, and discuss project goals.
  2. Private transportation in Guatemala, including airport pickup and drop-off, transportation to the project site and transportation to and from various cultural activities
  3. Lodging in secure hotels
  4. Three meals per day plus water and snacks each day
  5. Cultural and sightseeing activities at the project site, Antigua and Lake Atitlan
  6. Project Donation, which covers costs related to volunteer service activities, such as construction materials and supplies for the health clinic.
  7. Miscellaneous Costs
    1. All tips and gratuity
    2. Cell phone use while in Guatemala
    3. Medical Travel and Evacuation Insurance
    4. Curamericas Global T-shirt


Please note: The Program Fees do not cover airfare.  Please do not book any airline tickets until you have confirmation from Trip Leader and/or Volunteer Coordinator.  The fees also do not include expenses related to vaccinations(as required for each trip).

Yes, Curamericas Global is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are deductible to the full extent under IRS regulations.  Please contact your tax advisor with any questions.

Safety is always the number one priority for all Curamericas Global volunteers and staff members.  Curamericas Global has a comprehensive Risk Management Plan that focuses on prevention and preparedness.  Dangers related to health, crime, civil unrest, or natural disasters are the main concerns for international volunteers, especially in the remote areas where we work.  With that in mind, all necessary steps are taken to prevent illness and avoid these dangers to the best of our ability.  Curamericas Global works closely with our in-country partners to ensure appropriate communication for evacuation plans and response to safety concerns before, during, and after volunteer trips.

We understand concerns for safety and expect each volunteer and their loved ones to have questions and concerns about their safety.  Please contact our office for specific questions about safety abroad with Curamericas Global.  Toll-free 1-877-510-4787.

A list of references is available on request.  Please contact Jane Thibodeau for contact information of volunteers who have traveled to the country you are interested in, [email protected].

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