Learn about electrical circuits and solar power in a hands-on workshop introducing the group to solar technology. Basics covered, work alongside field technicians and community members to install the solar power system.
Eat local meals and gain insight into an indigenous Latin American culture. Connect with the community outside of work.
Our staff and community partners speak the Mayan languages Kakchiquel, Tzutujíl and K’iche’.
You'll experience the Maya way of life, intact here in the Guatemalan highlands. Weaving traditional textiles and making tortillas from corn raised on their fields, you'll have a chance to connect on a deeper level.
You'll take the time to visit the gorgeous Lake Atitlan and its surrounding volcanoes. On the way home, you can check out Antigua Guatemala, a World Heritage site and former capital of Latin America
My ATC volunteering experience drove home the fact that no one can take for granted their access to basics like clean water, education, and health care. I think it's important for everyone to experience different ways of life, to understand the vast differences and many commonalities we share across the globe.
I also was able to see the friends I traveled with in a new light - how they (and I) responded to a new and sometimes challenging environment. It made me able to take a clear look at my own values, see the places where I was proud of my reactions to new circumstances, and the times where I didn't live up to my own expectations. I left Guatemala with a new respect for the people I traveled with and the people we met - and I can't wait to go back!