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Volunteer Working with Children

Maximo Nivel’s volunteer projects aspire to change children’s lives by providing caring and nurturing volunteers to work and play with them.

Homelessness and poverty have left many children in Latin America without families and education. Volunteer projects provide individual attention and assistance to children from difficult and challenging backgrounds. These children suffer from abandonment, abuse, and poor education; they do not receive the love and affection they need and deserve.

Our childcare programs are the right place for caring and responsible people who want to improve the lives of underprivileged kids. Attention and care go a long way, especially in the development of young people. International volunteers play an important role by working with local staff to improve the educational, emotional, and hygiene conditions of these children. Your assistance helps keep these children off the street, and provides the structure they need to have a productive and happy childhood.

What will you do as a volunteer?

Volunteers work in orphanages, daycare facilities, community centers, and schools. Depending on your individual skills and interests, your volunteer work may vary, but generally includes providing individual attention and affection to the children, organizing games, sports, and other activities, hygiene education, cleaning, and helping with homework. Your love and support are the most important things for these disadvantaged children. We encourage you to use your skills and creativity, be open-minded, and be ready to pitch-in and help out.

Countries Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru
Program Duration Minimum 1 week; We recommend 2 weeks or longer.
Work Schedule 3-4 hours/day; Working hours are either in the morning or afternoon, depending on project site.
Volunteer Requirements – At least 17 years of age
– Able to be creative with limited resources
– Hard working, ready to do anything!
– Childcare experience is preferred
– Spanish language skills are not required

What our Volunteers are saying…

“My experience in Guatemala was completely amazing! I was able to volunteer in two different orphanages. The children here were so loving and not only that, but I was able to learn so much from them. They have truly made a difference in my life. I was so grateful that my Spanish speaking skills came in handy since I was able to communicate with them, with no problem. Not only was the experience working in the orphanages great, the different activities that Maximo Nivel arranged for us were a blast! Maximo Nivel always made sure we felt safe and comfortable while in Antigua [Guatemala] and truly made us feel at home! I had an incredible experience thanks to the different projects and activities Maximo arranged for us.”

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