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Fundraising Assistant And Strategic Partnerships Within Education Guatemala



Our team is looking for a proactive and enthusiastic individual with a passion for education and collaboration to join us in Guatemala, helping our community school and library get access to available funding and keep building partnerships to continue with our inspirational work.

La Puerta Abierta is a vibrant learning center for students of all ages with a focus on meaningful education and literacy outreach in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. We are a force in leading alternative education in rural Guatemala where traditionally educational philosophies have been rooted in conventional teaching techniques. La Puerta Abierta is a non-conventional school that provides educators, students, and families with the opportunity to teach and learn in a progressive and nurturing ambiance. We follow a creative curriculum and believe in cultivating our teachers as valued agents of change. We offer a dignified and innovative education based on respect and acceptance for all of our students, where we explore creativity, promote leadership and critical thinking through literacy, celebrate culture and diversity, enjoy and work within nature, and have an impactful socioemotional approach across our curriculum. Our mission is to empower children to use creativity, critical thinking, and literacy to become innovative problem solvers. Through the use of guided literature exploration, our students develop skills to analyse, reason and relate books to their own lives preparing them to become future agents of change and leaders within our community. We value innovation, creativity, critical thinking, literacy, diversity, and life-long learning.


Puerta Abierta Atitlán ONG

Santiago Atitlán

No previous fundraising experience is required although it is a plus. Advanced writing level of English and Spanish is required.

Dates of program:
From January 2023 onwards

Duration of program:
6 months minimum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

No registration fees, volunteer fees, etc. Volunteers pay for their transportation cost and their living expenses. Host family accommodation typically costs between US$100 – US$300 per month depending on the accommodations available and the volunteer’s preferences and options. This cost is paid directly to the host family.

Other information:
We love proactivity and self-development and will make sure to offer you opportunities to help you in your self and professional development journey. We offer recommendation letters, volunteer certificates, and LinkedIn recommendations for all who work with us. We are open to working with universities regarding college credit and will be happy to turn this volunteering opportunity into an intership. We are also happy for you to get involved in as many activities and projects as you would like while collaborating with us, as our name says the door is always open!


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