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TRAVEL UPDATE: We’re Open! Can I travel to Guatemala? Answers to your questions regarding COVID-19

Buena Onda

Guatemalan Expression

Pronunciation: bwena onda

noun, adjective, synonym, slang

Buena onda is a feeling. It’s an expression of gratitude. It doesn’t have just one meaning, but instead can be used especially with someone or some action that makes us happy. It’s where we get our name, it’s good people doing good work. Buena onda!

Pronunciation: bwena onda

noun, adjective, synonym, slang

Buena onda is a feeling. It’s an expression of gratitude. It doesn’t have just one meaning, but instead can be used especially with someone or some action that makes us happy. It’s where we get our name, it’s good people doing good work. Buena onda!

Our Mission

Buena Onda’s mission is to create opportunities for impactful collaboration by connecting grassroots organizations in Guatemala to a global network of committed volunteers whose skills and passion can help address critical challenges and move projects forward.

Travel changes your life. As a volunteer, you can change someone else’s, too. When you are immersed in a new culture, learning from those around you, pushing past your comfort zone...these are the foundations of a lifelong experience. Buena Onda helps you get there by taking the guesswork out of finding the perfect project. Everyone has something to contribute, Buena Onda is here to help make it happen!

Our Programs

Volunteers

With trusted, purposeful placement, your skills and experience can contribute to sustainable progress and impactful community development.Whether on the ground in Guatemala or as a virtual volunteer, help local communities achieve their goals!

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Interns

We know that your internship is an important step in your professional and personal development. We work with you and your university to see that your internship meets and exceeds your educational objectives.

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Gap Year

Immersion, Impact, and Adventure. Our Gap Year programs take full advantage of all three, reassured with the experience and knowledge of your in-country coordinator. We know Guatemala and we want your Gap Year to be as unforgettable as we know it can be!

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Groups

Our experienced, bilingual, and professional team understands and respects what a huge responsibility it is to lead a group to Guatemala. Let us provide the guidance and support you need to see that everyone has a safe, fun, and memorable experience.

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Testimonials

See how Buena Onda supports our organizational partners in the field. Click here to learn more about our volunteer network and practical resources. Read testimonials and stories from our volunteers and their important work in communities around Guatemala.

MMA / Lennon

Professional and well organized are the words I would use to describe Buena Onda, and Scott Garrison...

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Mandy Lachapelle

It’s been a little over a month since our adventure in Guatemala. Scott from Buena Onda helped...

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Stephne Alajajian

The purpose of Buena Onda is to connect volunteers with placements that are right for them. Scott no...

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