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2020 was not the dream year for travel but at Buena Onda, we’re looking onward and upward as we prepare for volunteer opportunities in 2021. To get started with a new year of new opportunities, take a look at these five tips when volunteering abroad and contact us to find out how Buena Onda helps you accomplish each one!

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After a stint in the Peace Corps, Matt Paneitz decided he wanted to begin his own nonprofit to help the children and families of Guatemala. What became known as Long Way Home, has grown into a large volunteer program which works with children and educators across the country to help build sustainable homes, schools, and facilities for the families of Guatemala.

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Consider yourself a coffee connoisseur? You aren’t the only one! According to the International Coffee Organization (ICO), approximately 1.4 billion cups of coffee are poured worldwide each day. But whether you are a local coffee shop regular, or a homebrewer, knowing where to get the best café wherever you are is critical to starting your […]

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The people of Guatemala are fighters, working with their communities to rise above hardships, to survive and be better than ever before. Unfortunately, the novel coronavirus has proven to be another obstacle our people must take head-on. Guatemala has been hit disproportionately with COVID-19 because of the long-term implications of country-wide shutdowns, loss of work, […]

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By Scott Garrison, Founder I, like many throughout the world, can get overwhelmed thinking about all the rebuilding that has to happen to lift the world out of crippling disaster. In Guatemala, it is impossible to know yet what the full impact will be, but the effects of the current crisis are going to be […]

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By Marli Allard, former Buena Onda intern My experience at the Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura was an amazing opportunity to learn about permaculture, understand Mayan culture, and experience life in Guatemala. Buena Onda’s work before my co-op internship guided me to find the perfect placement at IMAP. Having Buena Onda’s help organizing the logistics made […]

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As our world battles the spread of COVID-19, many of us are feeling stressed out and helpless. But what if you could mitigate those feelings, that you can do something? Helping others can benefit you emotionally and physically. Studies show that those who volunteer, are generous, and are helpful to others, are less likely to […]

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