Volunteer Travel

Vincente Teaching Bamboo and Jose Teaching Solar
Volunteers Learning Natural Construction and Solar


Come to Guatemala to install solar power at schools, nutrition centers, community centers and medical clinics! ATC projects improve the sustainability of local organizations with solar energy solutions, engaging local community members in this appropriate technology through training and group installations.

Learn-by-doing solar electrical connections around Quetzaltenango and beyond. Recent participants report ATC volunteer work projects as “life changing” and “the best vacation we ever had”. While most tourists never experience Guatemala up close, engaging in solar energy for community development benefits the whole group, including you!

Summer 2017 Programs:  July 1 – 9 and July 1 – 16:  The Appropriate Technology Institute will be in San Marcos la Laguna, Guatemala.  We will focus on Solar Design and Installation, Natural Building, Bio-remediation of Lake Atitlan and making Biochar.  More Information:  ATI_Program  and  ATI_Itinerary .

August 5 – 13 we will focus on community service by teaching about solar power and installing solar power in a rural village.  More Information:  ATC_August_Solar_Service


If you are interested please contact us:  Volunteer Travel With ATC

Group Photo Santa Cruz Solar on CECAP Horiz 600
Santa Cruz Solar Team

Eat local meals and gain insight into an indigenous Latin American culture. Most local ATC staff speak the Mayan languages Kachiquel, Tzutujíl and K’iche’, so you don’t have to.

Guatemala is located in Central America. It borders the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea located just south of Mexico. Guatemala is rich in natural beauty and travel opportunities; it’s a country that offers much to those willing to step off the beaten track for a little while.

Antigua Guatemala is often regarded as the traveler’s hub, a picture-perfect Central American town ringed by volcanoes. La Antigua is a great place to learn Guatemalan history or simply sip some coffee in a street-side cafe and watch the world go by. Quetzaltenango is Guatemala’s second largest city. Set in the highlands, Quetzaltenango attracts various indigenous language groups, creating a rich multiethnic city set in Spanish colonial architecture.

More information is available at:  ATC Volunteer Travel Information


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