Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the lives of children who desperately need it? Are you prepared to offer your time? We invite you to join us for an opportunity to volunteer at an orphanage outside of Guatemala City. From August 3-7 in 2018, we will be traveling as a group to provide much-needed services to support the administration of the orphanage and spend time with the children, including a zoo trip! Explore the details about the trip below, and get in touch if you’d like to join.
August 2018 Volunteer Trip Details
The goal of the trip is to spend meaningful time with the orphaned children who rely on the Maria Auxiliadora Hogar and to offer a well-deserved break for those who keep the orphanage running every day. The laundry and cooking staff will get to take a few days off, and our volunteers will spend quality time with the kids. We even have a zoo trip planned with the children! There’s no doubt that this is an experience that both the kids and volunteers will remember for a lifetime.
Accommodations At The Candelaria Hotel
While some volunteer trips do involve staying in rough conditions, this is not the case for our trip in August. Located right in the hub of Guatemalan culture in the city of Antigua, the beautiful Candelaria Hotel is where our volunteers will be staying. The trip also includes breakfast, lunch, welcome and farewell dinners, and a shuttle to and from the orphanage.
An Excellent Trip For First-time Volunteers!
Volunteer trips vary greatly from gritty work that’s necessary for the orphanages to fun work where you spend a lot of time with the children. The volunteer trip we’re taking in August 2018 is one where the volunteers will get to spend a lot of time with the children. The fun nature of this trip and the fact that volunteers get a lot of exposure with the kids means it’s an excellent option for first-time volunteers. If you’ve ever been curious about how to help orphans who desperately need it, this may be the trip of a lifetime for our caring volunteers.
Read our blog for some things you need to know when traveling to Guatemala.
Meet Hogar Heroes – Our Mission & Purpose
Hogar Heroes is the primary campaign of Work, Play, Love—a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the orphaned children of Guatemala. The majority of our funds go to support the Maria Auxiliadora Hogar, a girls’ orphanage that we helped to build outside of Guatemala City. Any excess funds are used to provide assistance to the boys’ orphanage next door as well as to a new girls’ school in the area. The orphanages also serve as a haven for children in the village to learn, play and simply enjoy the opportunity to be kids.
Each year we organize several trips that offer volunteers the chance to engage with children and provide help for Guatemalan orphanages. While these opportunities may not be practical for every type of volunteer, they offer a valuable opportunity for those who are able to dedicate their time to our orphans. Learn more about the Maria Auxiliadora Hogar and other orphanages we help with our group trips.
No Time To Volunteer? Consider Helping In Other Ways
Volunteering takes time that some people may not have to give, but that’s ok. If you want to donate to help these children in Guatemala, giving money is also a valuable way to make a difference. Please visit our donation page to make a contribution.
Ready To Take Action? Join Us For The Trip Of A Lifetime!
Have you always wanted to make a difference? Do you want to help create some of the best memories that these orphans will have this year? Join Hogar Heroes for the opportunity to truly provide a life-changing experience for those who need it most.
Contact us for more details or to sign up for our August volunteer trip. We look forward to hearing from you!