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The organization works to provide a safe alternative for children living around and working in the Guatemala City garbage dump.

The majority of volunteers work as Teacher’s Assistants, helping support the Guatemalan teaching staff in the classrooms. Volunteers are encouraged to assist the teachers in all classroom activities, be they academic in nature (i.e. homework, tutoring etc.) or other enrichment activities (i.e. arts, sports, music, etc.). In addition to helping the children with their school homework, Camino Seguro actively supports extra-curricular activities that support creative and critical thinking, as the Guatemalan school system can be very rote and limited in its educational approach.

Opportunity types

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Five weeks minimum preferred, but they will work with volunteers with less time to spare!


Each new volunteer pays a $25 online application fee and all volunteers are asked to make a Voluntary donation of $50 to cover admin costs. Volunteers will also need Q20 per day in local currency for their bus fare.

Other ways you can help

Sponsor a child, a mother, or a classroom.


For more information about volunteering with Safe Passage/ Camino Seguro, visit them online:

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