Centro de Voluntariado Guatemalteco - CVG (Guatemalan Volunteer Center)

Registered association
(+502) 4007-9510

CVG provides a space for articulation, development and promotion of voluntary activity in Guatemala. We bring together several institutions committed to volunteering, as a service to the communities and the development of the country from their own vocations and resources. We have been working in Guatemala since 2006 and we focus our activities on the formation of a Network of volunteer organizations and on the promotion of the national voluntary movement, through different activities.

Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Indigenous peoples, Animals, Youth
Education, Youth, Children at risk, Family, Inclusion/Special needs, Health, Entrepreneurship/Business, Environment, Animal welfare, Water and sanitation, Construction, Development/Community infrastructure, Volunteer/Sustainable travel
Guatemala (Guatemala City)

Organizational contacts & locations

Contacts
Mario González
President
(+502) 4007-9570
Marlon Veliz
Vice President
(+502) 4284-1347
Ivonne López
Treasurer and Consultant
(+502) 5865-8746
Locations
11 avenida A 43-67, 
zona 12
Guatemala City, 
Guatemala, 
01012

Mission, vision & values

Mission

Promote, coordinate and articulate the national volunteer movement through promotion, outreach, research, linking and strengthening organizations that involve volunteers.

Vision

To be the benchmark for volunteering at the national level that promotes and encourages responsibility and involvement in the development of the country in society in general through a culture of volunteering.

Values
We value responsibility, integrity, service and honesty.

Products, services, and programs

Products

We offer promotional products, according to the activity that is carried out.

Services

Our service is to generate experiences and knowledge about volunteering, through the constitution of spaces for reflection, collaborative work, workshops, trainings, assemblies and congresses.

Programs

Our programs are:

  1. GuateVoluntariaTV

  2. Diplomados

Organizational detail

Founded: 
2006
Number of employees: 
0-10
Funding: 
Public subsidies, Rates and fees of the participants
Primary issue(s) / need(s) addressed

The problem we address is the lack of coordinated work by the institutions that manage volunteers. For this reason the CVG focuses its activity on the formation of a Network of volunteer organizations and on the promotion of the voluntary movement at the national level.

Impact, adaptations & objectives

Impact to date

The general impact of CVG has been to be able to articulate more than 50 organizations, for work with volunteers in different axes, such as: education, health, empowerment and others.

Approximately more than 3,500 volunteers a year participate in activities that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, each volunteer invests approximately 74 hours in these activities.

Impact measuring

A Results Report of the Partner and Allied Organizations of the CVG is made, which includes Forums, Technical Tables, etc. as applicable.

Organizational adaptations: 
Size and/or structure, Target population, Target problem, How you collaborate or work with others
Organizational adaptation details

Our adaptations are due to the recognition and credibility that we have at the national level, which allowed the growth of CVG, being today recognized as the institution that article voluntary work at the national level.

Short term objectives

Growth

Generate greater alliances and Partners.

Quality / Impact

Maintain the quality and impact of each activity carried out at the national level.