Green Building Volunteer

Published

04/17/2018

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

Barrio Paxán, Zona 1
Comalapa
CM
01009
Guatemala

Description

Looking to participate in a radically green development project? Long Way Home is currently constructing a self sustainable 18-building green academy 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. To date we’ve used over 400 tons of garbage in our construction projects and we currently serve 140 students in grades K-10. 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.

Whether you’re learning Spanish, building alongside local workers, or harvesting rainwater for a bucket bath, we guarantee you’ll be challenging yourself and, with the right attitude, having a fantastic time doing it!

Fee Required

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

Just fill out our application from our website here http://www.lwhome.org/volunteerapp/

You may contact the Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@lwhome.org, with any questions!


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