à partir de 83€

Excellent 4.8rating (10)

Green Building

location
1 - 12 semaines  ·  Âge 18 - 50+

rating  Excellent 4.8  · 
  Vérifié par Volunteer World
  Taux de réponse excellent

Clou

  • Turn trash, old tires, plastic bottles, and glass bottles into beautiful and resilient buildings.
  • Learn about the complex history of Guatemala and the rich culture of the Kaqchikel Maya people.
  • Contribute to an organization practicing innovative formal and informal education.
  • Immerse in a Spanish speaking environment.
  • Visit top Guatemalan sites of Antigua and Lake Atitlan on the weekends!

Particulièrement approprié pour

Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Familles
Groupes
50+

À propos du programme

Long Way Home is currently constructing a self suficient 18-building school campus using sustainable design and materials in the Western Highlands of Guatemala.

Looking to participate in a radically green develoment project? Long Way Home is constructing a self-sustainable 18-building green campus in the western Highlands of Guatemala. Using alternative methods and materials, we are empowering the youth of this community, the majority of whom are Kaqchikel ...

À propos du programme

Looking to participate in a radically green develoment project? Long Way Home is constructing a self-sustainable 18-building green campus in the western Highlands of Guatemala. Using alternative methods and materials, we are empowering the youth of this community, the majority of whom are Kaqchikel Maya, to be the architects of their own futures.

We practice several methods of alternative construction including earth rammed tires, earthbags, trash bottles, and aluminum! We also boast a rainwater catchment system with the capacity to store 45,000 gallons of water. As a volunteer, you will join our local construction crew and other volunteers that participate in the construction of the school. Most of the campus is finished and operating a school of grades K-11 with 150 students and 35 local staff, while we continue construction. In Guatemala, there is a dry season (Nov-April) and a rainy season (May-Oct), and we work throughout the whole year. We accept volunteers of all skills and experience levels! It is important to have a good attitude, team player, motivation to help out, and be flexible. Must be able to walk up and down hills at high elevation (7,000 ft). On-site we have a communal kitchen. All the water we collect from rainwater, some of which is filtered for drinking water on-site and at the volunteer house. 

Long Way Home's mission is to use sustainable design to construct self-sufficient buildings that promote education, employment, and environmental stewardship. We've used more than 400 tons of trash and over 15500 tires in our construction so far. We aim to end the cycle of poverty through innovation that is relevant to the context. 


Journée typique

There is no such thing as a typical day! You may be packing tires, painting, gardening, digging, or many other green building techniques! We work Monday-Friday from 7:30am- 4pm, and projects vary throughout the year.

Journée typique

There is no such thing as a typical day! You may be packing tires, painting, gardening, digging, or many other green building techniques! We work Monday-Friday from 7:30am- 4pm, and projects vary throughout the year.


Activités de loisirs

There are many hiking areas right here in Comalapa, and we offer different types of activities to do here during your free time. Tortilla making, weaving demonstrations, cooking classes, dance demonstrations are a few things available here. We also offer painting lessons with a local artist. There ...

Activités de loisirs

There are many hiking areas right here in Comalapa, and we offer different types of activities to do here during your free time. Tortilla making, weaving demonstrations, cooking classes, dance demonstrations are a few things available here. We also offer painting lessons with a local artist. There are many areas to visit in Guatemala as well, including Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Tecpan and Tikal. We can help you book weekend excursions as well.


Conditions

Conditions

Âge minimum: 18 ans

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.

Compétences linguistiques

Tu dois parler Anglais (niveau de base) et Espagnol (niveau de base)

Restrictions de Nationalité

Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.

Engagement horaire

Nous avons besoin de ton aide pour lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 07:30 - 16:00

Services inclus

Services inclus

Services de Long Way Home

Approximately 50% of the volunteer goes towards accommodation expenses and 50% towards building materials, builder and teacher salaries, and school operations.

Logement

  • Volunteer House - this accommodation is in one of our green-designed houses (bamboo framing, glass bottle lighting, and adobe/cob plastered walls). The toilets are dry compost with toilet paper provided. It has a communal kitchen, stocked with all basic staples (drinking water, pots & pans, dishes, a sink, salt, oil, propane for cooking, dish/hand soap). Rooms are shared various room sizes ranging from 2 beds to 8 beds, we share as needed but if we're able to give you your own room of course we will do that. Bedding provided. There is running water for showers but it is not heated with electricity or gas. Typically volunteers in the house tend to share meals but that is as pleased by everyone on site. Food is a minimal cost here, $10-30 per week depending how you chose to cook or eat out. We allow for time to go to the market during the week for shopping. The local market here has plenty of locally grown vegetables, fruits, juices, cured meats/fish, and candies. There are also local tiendas and supermarkets with raw meat and packaged items. You will also have a 1 hr lunch break. There is a kitchen on site to prepare or bring food.

  • LWH has other options please consult with the volunteer coordinator:
    • Homestay
    • Hostel

Accès à Internet

Bon accès sur le site du projet

NE SONT inclus dans le prix:

NE SONT inclus dans le prix:

Transfert de l'aéroport La Aurora International Airport

Le transfert de l'aéroport n'est pas inclus dans les frais non plus.

Aliments & Boissons

Aliments, collations et boissons sont disponibles contre supplément.

Billets d'avion

L'aéroport le plus proche est La Aurora International Airport (GUA) à Guatemala City. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Guatemala. TROUVER DES VOLS PAS CHERS

Assurance Voyage

Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Guatemala te protège en cas de situation imprévue. OBTENIR UN DEVIS

Vaccins

Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Guatemala, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Guatemala. INFOS VACCINS

Informations sur l'arrivée

We have availability throughout the year!

Requirements of Volunteers

We ask volunteers to stay 1 week minimum (we prefer from monday to sunday).

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.

Frais de Programme

1 semaine (durée min.) 83€
3 semaines 250€
4 semaines 333€
5 semaines 416€
6 semaines 500€
8 semaines 666€
12 semaines (durée max.) 1 000€
Prix moyen 83€/semaine

Frais de Programme

83€ par semaine 1 - 12 semaines Âge 18 - 50+

Méthodes de payement

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT


Durée

1 - 12 semaines

Acompte

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Paiement final

Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Long Way Home durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.


Rencontrez votre hôte

Long Way Home

Excellent 4.8 rating (10 avis)

Non lucratif - fondée en 2004

Vérifié par Volunteer World

  Taux de réponse excellent

Hébergé par

Amanda

Langues parlées: Espagnol, Anglais

Sur le projet

Long Way Home is constructing a self-sufficient school in rural Guatemala. We are using alternative building techniques with tires and waste.

Rencontrez votre hôte

Long Way Home's mission as a registered US 501(c)3 is to use sustainable design and materials to construct self-sufficient schools that promote education, employment and environmental stewardship. Our vision is to empower communities to break the cycle of poverty through innovative solutions to local challenges. Long Way Home is currently constructing a self sustainable 18-building green academy in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Using radically green alternative methods and materials, we are empowering the youth of this community, the majority of whom are Kaqchikel Maya, to be the architects of their own futures. To date we’ve used over 400 tons of garbage in our construction projects and we currently serve 115 students in grades K-8. Volunteers with Long Way Home will experience a variety of tasks which may include pounding tires with rammed earth, using bottles stuffed with trash to form fences, creating and placing glass bottle bricks for natural lighting, or harvesting cactus pads for a natural sealant.

10 avis · rating4.8

Richard Campeau rating4.4

2024 at Green Building

Very interesting group and wonderful project. Good for education while environnemental at the same time. I had a wonderful time in Comalapa with the guatemalan employees, with the project managers. The volunteers really make a difference in the life of the students and their families. ..
Dawn Young rating5

2024 at Green Building

Want to learn about green building, living off grid and doing construction…oh and don’t forget the welcoming community of Comalapa! This is the perfect place to learn and do. The staff of Long Way Home is very supportive to all people. While completing my 7 weeks, I worked along side people from ...
Nina Ahrendt rating5

2023 at Green Building

Overall this was a meaningful experience, well organized and in an environment where we felt safe both on and off site. I volunteered with my son (18 years old) for two weeks at Long Way Home in Guatemala. We stayed in a small hostel in town and ate at a local restaurant, this allowed us to be ...
Travis Horn rating5

2023 at Green Building

Words can not describe how powerful that was!!! I AM GOING BACK!! They work so hard for those kids! we need help and anything you can bring for the kids is much ...
Jessica Griffiths rating5

2022 at Green Building

Long Way Home was the perfect place to spend the week with our three teenaged kids. We learned about green construction, about the rich culinary and artistic culture of Comalapa, and about how to build our own recycled bricks! There were many jobs and so much to learn that we were never bored. ..
Lyla Hoon rating4.4

2019 at Green Building

I learned so much by volunteering with Long Way Home. I was submerged in Guatemala’s intimate cultural life while making friends that I miss to this day. Unforgettable experience! ...

Emplacement

Amériques > Amérique centrale > Guatemala > San Juan Comalapa

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