Volunteer in Guatemala


Statement on Coronavirus

As we plan for tours in 2022, we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation, especially in Guatemala. We are considering several factors, including the spread of COVID-19, vaccine distribution, and school schedules. At this time, it is still uncertain whether it will be safe for schools to be open or receive visitors.

At the GLP, one of our core values is Service Above Self. While we can’t wait to travel with you to Guatemala again, we are committed, first and foremost, to keeping those we serve safe and healthy during this global pandemic. The tourism industry in Guatemala needs us to return and we want to maintain and strengthen the relationships we have built between students, teachers, staff, supporters, and other amazing partners in this work. But we will only do so when it is safe for all. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we weigh all the above factors.

We have set the following deadlines for determining whether or not to host groups in Guatemala:

  • July 2022 Tours: Decision to be made by April 15th

Tours are operated by our partner organization, Cooperative for Education (CoEd).

Guatemala Literacy Project Tour

September 3-11, 2022
February 4-12, 2023

Deliver textbooks, inaugurate computer centers, and share in fellowship with other Rotarians from around the world on this nine-day tour.

Snapshot Tour

July 26–31, 2022
February 21-26, 2023; July 25-30, 2023

Travel through beautiful landscapes and experience Guatemalan culture as you visit GLP program schools on this five-day tour.

Helping Hands Tour

July 17–23, 2022
July 16-22, 2023

Perform hands-on service projects alongside primary-school students at one of the GLP’s program schools during this seven-day tour.

Graduation Tour

November 10-13, 2022
November 9-12, 2023

Celebrate breaking the cycle of poverty with your Rise Program student and their family! You don’t need to be a sponsor to join in this quick glimpse into life in Guatemala.