Volunteering Abroad Shouldn't Cost the Earth

Constructing a Self-Sufficient School Guatemala

 

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We are currently building an 18 classroom green academy in an indigenous Mayan town in the western highlands of Guatemala using alternative construction techniques. To date, we’ve used over 425 tons of trash which includes over 15,500 tyres in our construction projects! We have 130 students enrolled in grades K through 9, and will have the […]

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Dates of program:
Year round

Duration of program:
1 week minimum, 3 months maximum

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

Cost:
US$75 per week or US$300 per month which includes a bed in our communal volunteer house, fresh bedding every two weeks, kitchen staples (drinking water, propane, cooking oil, salt, sugar, etc.), and on-site training. Approximately 50% of your payment goes directly toward project expenses including construction materials and labor. With homestay option for US$85 per week or local family owned hotel for US$95 per week.

Other information:
The rainy season is mid–May to mid–October and construction tasks can vary depending on the weather.


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