Application Deadline: 21/02/22 at 9:00 am
Opportunity type: Extra-curricular opportunities, Volunteering
Departure Date: 12/06/22
Return Date: 10/07/22
£1500-£1600: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation (excluding any support). Students will also be required to pay for: UK transfers, visits, food and drink, DBS check and visa
DMU Global Bursary: £400
Additional Funding: Turing Scheme Bursary: £480 + £110 extra for students from disadvantaged backgrounds
Accommodation: Booked and provided by IVHQ
Travel: Booked by DMU (students travel as a group)
General Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
All DMU students are eligible to participate in this opportunity, but it would be particularly relevant to those with a demonstrable interest in public good, volunteering and contributing towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
There are a maximum of 15 places available, with a minimum of 8 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommend to check the eligibility criteria before applying.
Please note, that no DMU staff will be travelling with students as part of this opportunity, instead participants will be supported by IVHQ and the host organisations in Guatemala.
DMU Global in cooperation with our partner International Volunteer HQ, are offering DMU students the chance to spend 4 weeks volunteering in Guatemala in summer 2022. By participating in this opportunity you will help to make a genuine difference to hundreds of people by working on a variety of community projects. During this volunteering opportunity, students will have the opportunity to make a positive impact with the local community by engaging with one of the following projects based in and around Antigua:
For more information about IVHQ and the specific volunteering opportunities in Guatemala, please visit the IVHQ website.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
De Montfort University is the only higher education institution in the UK to be a global hub for one of the Sustainable Development Goals – SDG 16 to promote peace, justice and strong institutions. The SDGs were introduced by the United Nations in 2010 with the aim of improving the lives of millions of people by 2030.
Through our activities at DMU, we aim to contribute to all of the UN SDGs in a variety of ways. This DMU Global volunteering opportunity specifically gives students the chance to engage with the following Sustainable Development Goals:
Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of skills and competencies that enhance your studies and boost your employability. Through participation in this volunteering opportunity in Kenya we expect that students will develop the following:
The projects offered within the volunteering program will provide many opportunities for intercultural learning. As students will be volunteering for 3-6 hours per day, there will be plenty of time to explore Antigua and its surroundings. Antigua is renowned for its architecture, including Spanish colonial buildings and La Merced church.
Explore the beautiful architecture and sights of Antigua, or jump on an ATV and go exploring at a coffee plantation, on a volcano or through small countryside villages. You’ll also find a great selection of markets selling everything from fruit and vegetables to locally-made handcrafts and cooking classes that can teach you how to make Guatemala’s tasty national stew – Pepian.