Volunteers bring energy, expertise and much-needed human capital to Friendship Bridge. Hundreds of volunteers donate thousands of hours to Friendship Bridge each year, allowing Friendship Bridge to keep administrative costs low and dedicate resources to programming and education. With a US staff of only six employees, Friendship Bridge greatly values its volunteers and relies on them to serve as ambassadors of the organization and its mission. Whether it is participating in a Friendship Circle, raising awareness, presenting to community groups, making media contacts, assisting with a research project, organizing a fundraiser or helping in the office, volunteers enable Friendship Bridge to continue its work to empower women in Guatemala to create their own solutions to poverty.
Volunteer in the USA
Please join us in this rewarding and important work. Below are specific volunteer opportunities available today:
Below are just a few of the many other opportunities.
Volunteer in Guatemala
We are seeking long-term volunteers to assist us with variety of tasks ranging from gathering client information to assisting our staff to teaching English.
ESL Teaching Opportunities - Familiar with teaching English to Spanish speakers? We have ongoing requests for English tutors from our Spanish-speaking staff as well as our clients in Guatemala. This volunteer opportunity involves making a commitment to teaching for at least a month or more either based out of our Panajachel office or Quetzaltenango branch. Please send a letter of interest, indicating your experience and availability to
Client Advocate Coordinator Fellow
Friendship Bridge seeks a fellow interested in continuing the development of a fellowship position that will be replicable for future fellows. During your time with Friendship Bridge you will be responsible for coordinating our team of 3 Client Advocates in daily tasks such as: former and current client interviews, scheduling and reporting, presentations, time management, organizational communication, and client training evaluation. Additionally, you need to have regular communications with the Client Advocates where you provide support and feedback for daily activities. You would report to the Program & Projects Manager. The majority of your time would be spent in the central office in Panajachel, but field activities would be out of each of our branch offices in Sololá, Xela, Chimaltenango, Quiché, Escuintla and Mazatenango. Intense and independent field travel would be required. Spanish fluency is a must. Position requires a 6-month minimum commitment. Fellowship is available as early as May 15, 2013.