Guatemala is a country of natural beauty, rich multi-ethnic diversity, and deep cultural heritage. At once both a 21st Century tourist hub, and a largely rural-based agricultural society. Deeply rooted in its indigenous tradition, Guatemala is home to some of the most important Mayan architecture and customs. It is an expansive and complex community developing its own path toward modernization, while struggling with the challenges of extreme poverty, illiteracy, and gender and ethnic inequality. Guatemalans are a proud and happy people, eager to welcome visitors to their land. Volunteering in Guatemala offers the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in this special place, while having real and meaningful impact working with the communities where you will stay.