Get involved

Become a volunteer

The volunteers who visit Guatemala usually go for a minimum of seven weeks. Half the cost of the return flight and all the costs of accommodation (excluding food) are paid by the charity. Volunteers can go at any time of year and two volunteers can be in Balanyá at the same time if they wish. The orchestra needs coaches for all orchestral instruments and also violin makers. Some Spanish is required.

PDF Erfahrungsbericht (in German)


Becoming a member of the charity

Do you want to become a member of the charity and help secure the future of the Balanyá orchestra?
You will find a membership application form and our statutes in the following documents.

PDF Vereinssatzung (in German)

PDF Aufnahmeantrag (in German)


Donations (in kind / financial)

We are very happy to receive donations for the charity. Please contact our treasurer Achim if you need a receipt (for tax purposes).

This is our bank account:

Name:   El sonido de Balanya – ein Dorf erklingt e.V.
IBAN:    DE83 6409 0100 0464 0670 06
BIC:     VBRTDE6RXXX

Bank:    Volksbank Reutlingen

We are also happy to receive donations in kind, e.g. instruments, accessories or strings. Please contact Stephanie.


Fancy organizing a fundraising concert?

Are you a member of a choir, orchestra or a band? Would you like to put on a fundraising concert for the charity?

We are here to help with organization and can provide promotional material.


Please tell your friends about this extraordinary orchestra and help us inspire more people to get involved.