What is an Expert Volunteer?
An Expert Volunteer is a skilled professional with a minimum of 2 years experience in their field. Their skills are from a wide range of fields including: Engineering, Industrial Design, Architecture/Building, Sustainable Agriculture, Permaculture, Sustainable Development, Anthropology/Sociology, Bio-Sciences, etc.
This program brings skilled professionals into contact with the realities of international grassroots development work. Whether working digitally or on the ground in Michigan or Guatemala, expert volunteers are an essential part of our team and our impact.
We define specific project objectives according to your expertise and time commitment and our most urgent needs. Volunteers need to be self-directed and motivated to accomplish tasks independently and ask questions regularly. Expert Volunteers in Guatemala must have intermediate Spanish language skills and a minimum 1-3 month commitment.
Expert Volunteers contribute to sustainable development through in-kind donations: your time, skills, and knowledge. Expert Volunteers fund their own accommodations, transport and meals - we take care of project planning and materials, orientation, and help find you a homestay.