Helping Hands Tour

Travel, volunteer, tour, meet beneficiaries, Rotary, Guatemala, service projects, literacy, south America, books, education

This week-long Helping Hands service trip offers you the chance to work alongside students who receive support through the Guatemala Literacy Program (GLP). Spend your mornings painting and working on service projects at a primary school and spend your afternoons experiencing the local culture.

Whether you are a solo traveler or a group, all helping hands are welcome! Helping Hands can also be a fun and unique opportunity for parents and grandparents to volunteer with your families (kids ages 10+ welcome), reinforcing the value of service through an intentional balance of hard work and play throughout the week.

The GLP makes all arrangements for meals, lodging, security, and transportation.

Dates

July 12–18, 2020

Cost per Person

Early bird prices through May 13:

US $1750 for single room
US $1550 for double room
US $1450 for a triple+ room

Starting May 14, prices increase to:

US $1850 for single room
US $1650 for double room
US $1550 for a triple+ room

*Airfare is not included in the price. Prices subject to change until deposit is made.

Details

The application deadline is May 28.

A non-refundable deposit of US $350 is required at the time of application.

Apply online by clicking the “Sign Me Up!” button above or by contacting tours@coeduc.org or 513-661-7000.

“I have been to Latin America 66 times with Rotary and other humanitarian projects. The Guatemala Literacy Project is absolutely one of the best, most successful, and needed projects in Rotary. My wife has traveled with me a number of times. For our grandson, it was a total eye-opener. Not only did it help him understand the world, but it gave us a much closer feeling about who he is and what he can do. We were very proud of him and totally felt like it was worthwhile and accomplished a closeness that we were looking for as well as help him understand the world.”

Bruce Powell, Rotary Club of Centerville-Farmington, UT & District 5420 Foundation Committee Chair

Travel, volunteer, tour, meet beneficiaries, Rotary, Guatemala, service projects, literacy, south America, books, education
Travel, volunteer, tour, meet beneficiaries, Rotary, Guatemala, service projects, literacy, south America, books, education
Travel, volunteer, tour, meet beneficiaries, Rotary, Guatemala, service projects, literacy, south America, books, education
Travel, volunteer, tour, meet beneficiaries, Rotary, Guatemala, service projects, literacy, south America, books, education
Travel, volunteer, tour, meet beneficiaries, Rotary, Guatemala, service projects, literacy, south America, books, education

Sample Itinerary

*Note: This itinerary shows real experiences and approximate travel times, but is not the exact itinerary for this year’s trip.

Sunday:
Participants arrive in Guatemala City (GUA) on their own flights. Transportation will be provided from airport to hotel in Antigua.
5:00 pm Social hour at hotel
6:00 pm Orientation and dinner

Monday:
7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Arrive at Spark Reading Program school
9:15 am Meet the kids and prep the school for painting
12:30 pm Lunch at the school
1:00 pm Continue service projects
3:00 pm Return to hotel
5:00 pm Social time at hotel
6:00 pm Group dinner in Antigua

Tuesday:
7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Arrive at Spark school to begin painting
12:30 pm Lunch at the school
1:15 pm Community engagement activity: visit to a local plantation
4:00 pm Arrive at hotel
6:00 pm Group dinner in Antigua

Wednesday:
7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Arrive at Spark school to continue service projects
1:00 pm Lunch in San Lucas, Sacatepéquez
2:30 pm Visit to CoEd’s Education Center and meet Rise students
5:00 pm Arrive at hotel
6:30 pm Group dinner in Antigua

Thursday:
7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Arrive at Spark school to continue service projects
1:00 pm Lunch at restaurant
2:15 pm Return to hotel
2:30 pm Optional cultural activity, shopping, or tour of Antigua
4:30 pm Return to hotel
5:45 pm Group dinner in Antigua

Friday:
7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:30 am Arrive at Spark school for enrichment activities, playtime, and goodbyes
12:45 pm Lunch at restaurant
2:00 pm Optional zip-lining or coffee plantation tour
5:00 pm Return to hotel
5:30 pm Closing presentation
6:30 pm Final group dinner at hotel

Saturday
Depart from Guatemala City (GUA) on scheduled flights.

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