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A Day in the Life of a Bunea Onda Volunteer

January 17, 2020

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By William Deboer, Volunteer Morning Today we all woke up at around 5:45 to go and grab a coffee and shower to get ready for work. Some of us preferred […]

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Volunteer Testimonial: Grateful for the Experience

May 21, 2018

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By Erica, a Buena Onda Volunteer I am so pleased with my experience with Buena Onda and can’t imagine a better two months in Guatemala! Having been to Guatemala three […]

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Volunteer Testimonial: A Magical Experience in Guatemala

January 20, 2018

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By Becca, a Buena Onda Volunteer Long term volunteering was always a dream of mine- finding the time, resources and right organization to work through was the challenge. As a […]

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The Beauty of Being Outside Your Comfort Zone

September 29, 2017

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I have always found that there’s something particularly special about pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. Whether that means going to a new country, working in a different field, or […]

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Volunteer Testimonial: Photography and Storytelling Workshops in Chimaltenango

September 27, 2017

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Greg arrived three weeks ago with his camera and a plan to work with students at a school in Chimaltenango. When he arrived, he knew this would be both a […]

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Experiencing Guatemala: A Solo Female in Antigua

September 3, 2017


Having traveled in the past, I knew I was excited to live and explore a new country; I was prepared for entering somewhere new and learning to grow and discover […]

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Volunteer Testimonial

April 5, 2017

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The Buena Onda staff are always happy to receive feedback from our amazing volunteers. We thought we’d share the first-hand experience of one of our hard-working volunteers in Lake Atítlan. […]

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Volunteering in San Marcos La Laguna

March 25, 2017

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Three of our happy volunteers after their time at the Konojel Community Center, San Marcos la Laguna. Indigenous community development project, with activities in nutrition, health, education, and a women’s […]

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Volunteering Not Voluntourism

March 20, 2017

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I am a student of International Development and Globalization at the University of Ottawa. We are the dreamers, the social justice warriors, the optimists and the idealists. The program specializes […]

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