Thank you for your interest in La Puerta Abierta and our work in and around Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. We offer a variety of opportunities for you to volunteer with our programs. Whether as a volunteer, student, or traveler – there are a number of rewarding ways you can collaborate with us in our center.

La Puerta Abierta looks for motivated individuals that are hard-working,  proactive, creative, and responsible.


  • Opportunity to interact closely with children
  • Assist our local staff
  • Gain experience in the field of education and literacy in the developing world
  • Contribute to our vision to empower children to become innovative problem solvers
  • Learn Spanish


Our program requires that the volunteers fully cover all costs associated with his/her assignment and travels.

Volunteer Projects

  • Teacher support in the school
  • Read books in local communities by participating in the Traveling Library
  • Participate in creative art projects in the classroom
  • Co-teach classes
  • Work with the teachers to design new curriculum
  • Tutor
  • Teach English
  • Categorize books and create a database for our book collection
  • Participate in the teen reading group and develop activities
  • Host writing, music, and art workshops with our students
  • And share any of your talents or abilities that will help us accomplish our mission as a library and a school in Santiago Atitlan

Please contact us here if you are interested in volunteering with La Puerta Abierta!