Health and Emergency Contact Information
Dream Volunteers will take every precaution to ensure the good health and safety of its volunteers while on this trip. However, there are always unavoidable health risks when traveling in Central America. For this reason, we ask that each volunteer assess his/her own health condition and takes the necessary health precautions before and during the trip. Volunteers should be able to walk reasonable distances and endure changes in altitude and temperature extremes. Additionally, the sanitation conditions in Latin America may not be on par with what you are used to in your home. Please mentally prepare yourself for spending 9 days in a developing country, without many of the amenities you have grown used to at home. We recommend that you get any necessary vaccinations before traveling, and that you avoid eating or drinking food of which you do not know the source. We will carry bottled water with us, and we encourage you ONLY to drink this water. Please be careful of putting local ice in your beverages, as this can get you just as sick as drinking the local water. Finally, while Guatemala is considered a peaceful country, crime does occur. You must be alert and travel in groups at all times. Your safety is our number one concern.