MEDLIFE Guatemala | Volunteer Abroad | MEDLIFE Movement
Antigua, Guatemala

Population  Population: 45,000 (approximately)

Land Area  Land Area: 78 km²

Languages  Languages: Spanish

Currency   Currency: Guatemalan Quetzal (GTQ) Q


Map LocationAntigua is a city located in the central highlands of Guatemala, and it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city’s colonial architecture and picturesque landscapes offer a vibrant glimpse into Guatemala’s past and present. Visitors can wander through cobblestone streets lined with colorful buildings, explore ancient ruins and churches, and take in breathtaking views of surrounding volcanoes. If you’re looking to volunteer abroad in Central America, MEDLIFE Guatemala offers essential medicine, education, and development to underserved communities.



Why You Should Come

In Guatemala, the beauty of its landscapes and cultural richness often mask the underlying issue of poverty affecting many residents. Despite being a popular tourist destination, a significant number of Guatemalans live in poverty, with rural and indigenous populations facing the most severe conditions. Factors contributing to this situation include limited access to education and healthcare, scarce job opportunities, and a high level of income inequality. While tourism provides economic benefits, they are not uniformly felt, leaving many locals, particularly in non-tourist areas, without substantial improvement in their living standards.


Highlights of the trip:

  • Explore various inspiring and impactful service learning trip options available year-round, including classic, nursing, dental, high school, physician assistants, engineering & architecture, and more!
  • Airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals (mon-fri), and 24/7 in-country support.
  • Free medical insurance is included.
  • Comfortable dormitory-style rooms during your stay.
  • Enhance your adventure with exciting add-ons!

How You Can Help

Mobile Clinics

MEDLIFE tackles critical health issues in these communities through mobile clinics, preventative health education workshops, and patient follow-up. However, our efforts rely on dedicated individuals like you, who choose to volunteer on Service Learning Trips (SLT), making our work possible.

These are the stations in which you would participate during mobile clinics in Antigua:

  • Triage
  • General Medicine
  • Dental
  • OB/GYN
  • Toothbrushing
  • Education
  • Pharmacy

Development Projects

Discover the development projects you could participate in while volunteering in Antigua, Guatemala. These projects are collaboratively designed and developed with the community to address their needs, resulting in meaningful and sustainable impact and empowered communities.

  • School Renovations
  • and more!

To learn more about our volunteer opportunities in Guatemala, download our brochure!



When you sign up for a Service Learning Trip in Antigua, Guatemala, you are automatically registered for medical emergency insurance for the duration of your trip. Visit our travel safe page or email us at [email protected] to learn more.

Joining the Waiting List

Are you interested in joining MEDLIFE’s Service Learning Trips to Antigua, Guatemala? By joining our waiting list, you’ll be among the first to receive updates and notifications about upcoming opportunities to participate in our transformative projects in this historic city.