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Asociación Hogar Nuevos Horizontes

AHNH is a non-governmental, non-profit, Guatemalan organization that has been working with women and children in the city of Xela, Quetzaltenango since 1989. AHNH is comprised of a network including an administrative office, a Shelter, and a Day Care Center. All offer support, services, and temporary shelter to women and children survivors of domestic violence and to single mothers with extremely limited financial resources.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers devise and organize fun, educational and creative activities for the children who live in the shelter as well as after school activities for those who attend school during the day. Volunteers can also help organize excursions for the children, many of whom have few opportunities to leave the shelter. Assistance is also needed for vital fundraising events in the local area.


No specific experience is needed but experience working with children is an advantage. Basic Spanish is an advantage but this program can easily be combined with Spanish study in one of the town's many schools. A minimum one month commitment is required and volunteers work in the shelter at least 3 days a week (morning or afternoon). There are no fees for this program and volunteers have the support of two volunteer coordinators.

How to Apply

Contact the volunteer coordinators directly for more information at or call +502 4228-3816    If you are already in Quetzaltenango come and meet us at our weekly meeting for new volunteers: Mondays, 4.30pm, El Cuartito

PHONES: Main Office: +502 7761-6140 or +502 7761-4328
Shelter/Daycare Volunteer Coordinators:
Haylee +502 55805632 Hannah +502 40190005

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