Primeros Pasos

Primeros Pasos
6a calle 7-31
Zona 1
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Contact Person: 
Margarita Tay
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Types of Opportunities: 

We run a health clinic in the rural Palajunoj Valley outside of Quetzaltenango.

Occupations Needed: 
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Medical Students, Lab Technicians, Dentists
Medical Specialties: 
We are interested in having a OB/GYN practitioner.
Countries Served: 
Language Requirements: 
Intermediate-Advanced level of Spanish required.
Time Commitment: 
Minimum 5 week commitment for medical volunteers.

We ask volunteers to donate 250 USD to our organization upon their arrival or throughout their stay at Primeros Pasos. Volunteers may donate in 3 different ways:

  1. Donate 250 USD directly to Primeros Pasos. Volunteers may donate online.
  2. Enroll 5 people in the Five Times Five Hundred fundraising campaign.
  3. Donate 250 USD worth of supplies to Primeros Pasos. Please contact the General Director for a complete supplies list.


Many of our volunteers choose to take classes at one of the local Spanish Schools here in Quetzaltenango. Volunteers can expect to spend 250-300 USD per month living in Quetztaltenango. Estimated expenses include rent, food, and personal expenses.

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