Buena Onda is driven by learning experiences, building relationships of shared ideas, knowledge, and goals. We believe that volunteering is one of the most important, transformational learning opportunities available. This begins with communication. We take the time to get to know about you and your goals. Then, we take all that valuable information and match you with one of our diverse community partners. We take the mystery out of finding the perfect volunteer placement by aligning your unique skills with real community needs. At Buena Onda, we listen and we connect, promoting collaborations that build a more equitable future for all Guatemalans.
Buena Onda is 100% based in Guatemala. We have access to the real-time, insider information that affects your visit. We apply this information to provide the most integrated, safest, and rewarding learning experiences that come from the trust we build in the communities.
Planning your trip can naturally be stressful. Let us help! You are coming to Guatemala with an open heart and an open mind. We want to make sure you also feel confident, safe, and excited. We help at every step of the way. We are here to answer any questions or calm any concerns before you arrive. We build itineraries with your input so that you know what is coming up. Then our team is ready to meet you when you arrive in Guatemala and help you get settled. We can also pay your first bills before you arrive so that you don’t need to worry about finding an ATM. Most important to your experience, we match you with the project where your time and energy will be most valuable. You focus on the great work of volunteering, let us help with the logistics!
We respect your time and always respond to any inquiry as quickly as possible. You know that details are not falling between the cracks because we answer your questions and keep you updated with any new developments. Then, while in-country, your bilingual coordinator keeps you informed all along the way.
We know that money is a very real factor when considering how much time to spend in Guatemala. With your input, we construct itemized, transparent budgets that clearly lay out your initial expenses. Then, we pay all the bills before your arrival so you don’t need to immediately go out to find an ATM.
Ready to start planning your trip? Get in touch with Buena Onda to see what we can do for you!