Our volunteer and intern placements match your skills with real need in our organisation and the local community of El Paredón, Guatemala.

> Volunteer and Cultural Immersion Packages

La Choza Chula – a wonderful combination of cultural immersion and sustainable development in action.

Suzannah, Carpe Diem Group Leader, November 2016

La Choza Chula offers bespoke cultural immersion and volunteer packages for groups. Our tailor-made packages include impactful volunteer work on one of our community development programs alongside cultural immersion and personal development activities. We aim to give groups a unique opportunity to fully integrate into the local community and learn more about a grassroots organisation working in development, while contributing meaningfully to our work in El Paredón.

The itinerary can be personalised depending on the specific learning outcomes and objectives of each group.

Workshop topics include: Introduction to International Development, Problem Solving, Environmental Education, Cultural Exchange, Global Interdependence & Consumerism, Introduction to Social Enterprise, Social Enterprise Challenge, Library Story Hours, Action at Home and many more.

Activities can include: village tour, surf lesson, Spanish class, bracelet workshop, Guatemalan cooking experience, mangrove fishing tour, football match (11 and 5 a side), turtle tour and homestay experiences.

If you are a family, group or organisation and would like to find out more about our volunteer packages, email us at info@lachozachula.org


A real life, hands-on, satisfying & endearing experience in a beautiful hidden location in Guatemala.

Maddie, Carpe Diem volunteer, November 2016

It is a quality cultural-immersion experience. You aren’t just visiting in the community; they incorporate you into it.

Greg, Carpe Diem volunteer, November 2016

Ambitious, motivated and innovative staff with an inspiring passion for what they do. An eye-opening experience as to what can be achieved through unity and vision!

Mariah, Carpe Diem volunteer, November 2016

A week I will never forget. Thank you for everything you do!

Caitlin, Surf for Life volunteer 2015

My experience with La Choza Chula felt impactful and provided knowledge on global problems first hand.

Gabriel, Carpe Diem volunteer, March 2017

> Internships

Volunteering at La Choza Chula is an amazing opportunity to be a part of a unique development project. A very complete one in my opinion. While living in an incredible place, by the beach, in a really incredible country.

Rita, Product Design intern, 2015

Our volunteers and interns are key members of our small, motivated team and have the opportunity to gain invaluable, hands-on experience working for a grassroots organisation in the international development sector. You will support La Choza Chula’s community development projects, contributing to our goal to create a sustainable future for coastal communities in Guatemala.

To see what roles are available and to apply, fill out this volunteer application form