Volunteer

Clinic-37Do you feel called to help empower, heal, and educate the people of Guatemala?
Consider serving with Project Salud y Paz.

Salud y Paz is recruiting new volunteers for various positions throughout the organization. Curious what it would be like to serve with us? Here are some things you might like to know:

  • Volunteers live in the town of Panajachel on Lake Atitlan and serve primarily at the main clinic in Camanchaj, which is about 45 minutes away
  • For all volunteers, some expenses are covered, such as Internet and work-related phone use
  • Stipends are available for some positions, as determined by the Executive Director
  • Spanish is important, so if you don’t already speak fluently, you’ll need to take 4-6 weeks of Spanish lessons either before arriving in Guatemala or after you’ve arrived but before you begin serving with the organization
  • On average, it costs approximately $10,000 per person per year to live and serve with Project Salud y Paz. Depending on your lifestyle, this can vary greatly.
  • Serving is about relationships, so you’ll get to know other volunteers, Guatemalan staff and volunteers, patients, and visiting mission teams
  • Knowledge of driving a manual transmission is very valuable, but not required
  • We’ll create a position that best utilizes your skills and gifts. Keep in mind the jobs listed only give a general idea of how you might serve.
  • Volunteers are expected to complete the Individual Volunteer Training hosted by the United Methodist Church’s General Board of Global Ministries. For more information click here.

Position Openings

We are not currently recruiting for the any specific positions. If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering with Project Salud y Paz,  contact our Executive Director.