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Hey there, future change-maker! At TRL, volunteers are the heart and soul of what we do. From helping install energy-efficient stoves to spreading awareness about our mission, every hand and heart counts. Ready to make a difference? Join us and let's create a sustainable future together!

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Join our exciting and growing organization located in the heart of the Guatemalan highlands on the shores of Central America's legendary Lake Atitlan. Tui'k Ruch'Lew (Tz'utujil for Helping the Earth) accepts volunteers year-round with a minimum commitment of two months. Gain valuable work experience in nonprofit administration, volunteer coordination, or monitoring and evaluation. We accept volunteers for our field work as well, installing ONIL stoves, conducting outreach work with our clients and case managers, and learning the ins and outs of our digital survey system.


Our areas of immediate need include:

  • Photography

  • Communications (social media, website, etc)

  • Engineers (with experience in renewable energy/biogas)

  • Administrative support

We are always interested in receiving experts in their field of work. We can assist prospective volunteers with securing housing before their arrival. To apply, fill out the form below. Please include a resume.

Volunteer: Get Involved


Please include your phone number, date available, and a link to your resume in the message.

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Noémie Déom

TRL’s multidisciplinary team provides an inclusive space where ideas can bounce around to grow into solid projects. Besides being locally run, TRL’s emphasis on ethical design and context-sensitivity makes it a unique NGO to work with. It is the ideal place to develop transferable skills while contributing to thoughtful environmental development projects.

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