About VAGT

We are pioneers of high-impact volunteer work for local communities

Volunteer Abroad GT was founded in 2009 in Antigua, Guatemala. We are a multicultural, international organization that has partnered with multiple NGOs and community groups in ten+ destinations worldwide. In the past ten years, VAGT has seen some big changes. Starting small VAGT provided volunteer abroad opportunities to individuals who sought for the most affordable volunteer abroad experiences only within Guatemala. We grew our network by contacting and connecting with local Guatemalan organizations with the aim to see a real, ground level impact and create a lasting impression in the community we live in. In 2012 Jonathan Dprera, one of the main founders of VAGT, continued developing this project alone, whilst also providing help to other worldwide companies by hosting volunteers in the city of Antigua.


Since 2019, Jonathan Dprera partnered with Monique Montfroy to rebrand and reposition VAGT not only as Guatemala’s most affordable volunteer abroad company but as one of the most affordable volunteer abroad programs worldwide! As of August 2019 we aligned and partnered with NGOs and organizations worldwide and have opened up hosting volunteers in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Malawi, Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Sri Lanka. VAGT will always keep its roots in the beautiful and spiritual Guatemalan soil, but by expanding our branches worldwide we can create more opportunities to spread compassion. With the experienced ground work and relationships already laid out over the past years, we see ourselves creating more opportunities to improve, support and build a better future for everyone.

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We work alongside universities, colleges, businesses, churches, families, and various other groups and individuals who are looking to volunteer or take part in an internship. Our volunteer placements strive to create a long-lasting impact with every person, family, school, community, city, country we have involvement with. Our main goal is to generate a positive outcome and change the lives of communities living in extreme conditions and lacking economic resources. We believe that it is our moral responsibility to actively participate in repairing the world. That economic justice requires a transfer of wealth from the economically privileged to the economically disadvantaged.


At Volunteer Abroad GT, we leverage on working with grassroots programs and spend time strategically developing volunteer abroad programs that create long-term, positive impact. With a demonstrable track record and credible reputation in creating affordable, safe and transparent programs. As well as delivering increased fundraising, corporate sponsorship, and donations, we aim for long term achievement of community goals and measurable outcomes. We pride ourselves in providing cultural immersion experiences for all our volunteers, achieved by living and working with local people, communities, organizations, and families.

Passion and inspiration to make an impact, are OUR driving forces to offer these amazing, exciting, and rewarding programs for YOU!


We provide affordable volunteering experiences. 


We provide affordable volunteer abroad experiences while creating a local social impact. VAGT hosts hundreds of volunteers every year and we aim to provide cultural immersion experiences, achieved by living, working and investing in the local people, communities, organizations, and families. We create a high social impact by providing jobs for those who otherwise could not provide for their families. Your support and efforts will not go unnoticed, every time we host a volunteer, lives are changed!


We believe that all the costs associated with volunteer tourism should be transparent for everyone. We employ local experts to keep costs down and knowledge high. They speak the local language and are in the best position to give guidance and advice, expert tips and support 24/7 for volunteers to get the absolute most out of their volunteer abroad program.


We find creative ways to help nonprofit organizations and other individuals.

By having teams of experts in all areas: admission, recruitment, logistics and field coordination, we provide programs that exceed our volunteer's expectations. This allows you to fully focus on your volunteer experience without having to worry about any of the details. If you have a passion for helping others, as a VAGT volunteer, you will have a unique opportunity to make a meaningful contribution, creating a life changing experience both for yourself and for the community where you volunteer. We can assure you that our programs will exceed your expectations and you will enjoy a first class experience provided by locals.

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