Hike Volcanoes and Help Kids! Live and work as a trekking guide at Quetzaltrekkers Xela, leading hikes in the volcanic highlands of Guatemala to help raise sustainable funding for the local education projects of our nonprofit, Escuela de la Calle. This is a full-time volunteer position, with a 3 month minimum time commitment
What does it mean to be a QT guide?
What are the requirements for becoming a QT guide?
QT Guides also have many opportunities to spend time with the children of EDELAC.
Every Wednesday night, we play futbal with the Hogar residents; Thursdays are reserved for dinner with them, too.
Volunteers are also welcome and encouraged to visit the school and safe home if they find time during the week.
One of the most beautiful aspects of Quetzaltrekkers is that anyone can leave their mark after 10+ weeks of volunteer work. Our office is full of motivated individuals from a broad range of backgrounds that share an eagerness to learn, take initiative, and work hard. We like to think it’s a pretty fun place to work!
Quetzaltrekkers strives to be as inclusive as possible and welcomes anybody who meets the required qualifications to apply. An attitude that serves guides here is eagerness to participate, learn, and grow. Our team includes individuals who can get excited about hiking, education, volcanoes, guacamole, and even washing the dishes. People skills such as relationship building and public speaking are very helpful as is an interest in group living. As a guide, flexibility, teamwork, attention to detail, and remembering that all jobs are valuable (even those dishes) can help a lot in our work. QT loves and is loved by people who care about the work that we do, why we do it, and the chance to jump in and take part.
If you have any questions at all, please send us an email at email@example.com