Lake Atitlan


Women Empowerment Project in Guatemala

Program Category:

Women Empowerment

Women in Solola Guatemala have empowered themselves, by coming together and work in weaving cooperatives. This allows them to provide for their families, educate themselves, become entrepreneurs and act as active members of society.

This program is designed for

Students: social workers, human rights & everyone with motivation and willingness to improve lives.

Volunteer Responsibilities

While volunteering in a weaving cooperative you will learn how they make their textiles from scratch, the process, the heavy work and finally how they sell it. Embark yourself in this eye-opening experience that will show you why you are so important as a woman.

Program Specifications

Program Cost

Registration Fee:  US $249

1 Week Program Fee:



Extra Per Week:



Program Duration

2-weeks minimum stay.

Program Availability

All year round

Language Skills

Basic Level

Volunteer Hours

4 to 6 hours from Monday to Friday


Lake Atitlan

Program Formats




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Ways To Join


Group Volunteering

What is included in My program fee?


We always provide comfortable accommodation suitable to the program module and location. Typically, that might mean a home stay or during your selected program. All rooms always include WiFi.

In-Country Orientation

From the time you arrive in the country, we will make sure your trip runs smoothly. We show you the best places to eat, banks, point of interests, and are there for all questions.


Your experience includes a weekly meal plan of hearty and healthy local fare. The plan includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday.

Weekends are free for making your own culinary explorations

Monetary donation

A monetary donation goes directly to the project where you will be volunteering. This money is used to help the project purchase material they need on a daily basis, meals or pay other expenses they have.


You always learn and enjoy more when you are relaxed. That’s why we build in a weekly selection of activities, excursions, events and outings into our tours, language courses, volunteer service. From Salsa, to hiking a active volcano!


Certification (if requested) of completion of the volunteer program, perfect for inclusion in your resume.

Airport pickup

Airport pick up in private shuttle to your accommodation.

Mentorship & SUPPORT

Adventure worry-free, knowing you are supported by VAGT 24/7. Your VAGT expert helps you choose the right program for your needs and prepares you for the journey ahead. We even offer the peace of mind of a comprehensive medical, cancellation and interruption insurance plan. 

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