Volunteer needed to train Montessori teachers at Women's Co-op in Guatemala



Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Calle Principal, sector D-1
Colonia La Esperanza, Zona 12
Guatemala City


UPAVIM's mission is to empower women in the neighborhood of La Esperanza, located on the outskirts of Guatemala City, giving them opportunities to support their families financially, while also providing services to improve the quality of life of the entire community .

Over the past 25 years, UPAVIM has grown from a small baby-weighing program to a women's cooperative employing over 80 local women who make handmade fair-trade crafts sold around the world. The proceeds from these crafts pay the women's salaries, fund UPAVIM's community health clinic, and fund UPAVIM's school, which includes a daycare, pre-school, and elementary school (K-6th). In addition, the organization manages the first public library in the neighborhood, offers free English classes and tutoring for all ages, and runs a bakery and soy factory to provide fresh and affordable goods to the community. Please find out more by visiting our website, www.upavim.org.

We are seeking a motivated volunteer who is available to provide teacher trainings to our Montessori team for 2-3 weeks in the coming year. We currently have a Montessori preschool, and are implementing Montessori in the elementary school grade by grade in the coming years. We are in need of training for our teachers, and are able to provide housing and 2 meals per week day. Fluency in Spanish is not necessarily a requirement, though it is preferred.


  • Free housing
  • The UPAVIM kitchen provides breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday


  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply


Please send email UPAVIM Volunteer Coordinator, Meagan Maddock, at meagan.maddock@upavim.org, expressing your interest and outlining your qualifications.