Book now to reserve your spot on Bobbi and Danny’s bottle school trip: November 23rd – November 29th, 2020

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” John F. Kennedy

This is a volunteer opportunity for each of us to have an active and positive influence on those messages. The Hug It Forward bottle school program affords the children of Guatemala better opportunity to further their education and expand their potential to contribute to their own communities, to Guatemala, and ultimately to the larger global community. In addition the program encourages ecological awareness, promotes recycling and fosters community involvement.

On a personal level we have found these volunteer experiences to be a meaningful and rewarding way of “giving back”…meaningful in participating with a community to capture the benefits of education we too often take for granted, and rewarding in the genuine welcome and gratitude we have received from every community we have visited. This is truly a life changing experience…a “reset” to introspection gratitude and appreciation…the ultimate “selfie” of your soul.
The on-site Hug It Forward staff assures a comfortable and safe environment. Commercial accommodations are provided along with excellent regional cuisine prepared family style by our own chef. Ground transportation is via well maintained vehicles with skilled drivers experienced in the nuances of the Guatemalan roads. Construction activities may include cutting & bending rebar, tying in bottles, mixing concrete, or painting…each involving a moderate degree of manual labor, but there is always something for everyone to do.
Other activities include cultural interaction with the community, a guided tour of nearby Mayan ruins and a community hike led by the kids…it’s work, it’s play, it’s sharing, it’s personal growth…it’s just plain FUN. Each experience begins and ends in Antigua, Guatemala, a lovely World Heritage Site steeped in history and a showcase of regional culture.
So make this a real DreamTrip…we invite you to join us in helping to transform the dream of education into a reality for these amazing kids. For additional information or questions contact us at We are both looking forward to seeing each of you in Guatemala.

– Bobbi and Danny West –

How kids and communities build bottle schools

Pictures from our previous bottle school trips




Want to know more?

Visit the Hug It Forward web site to find out all about bottle schools.

Information about your trip

Please make sure you read all the information on this web site, including the Information section and the FAQ.

Book Now

Book today to reserve your spot on my bottle school trip from November 23rd – November 29th, 2020.

Your bottle school trip will cost $1,199 for Rovia members or $1,299 for non-Rovia members. If you are interested in becoming a member of Rovia, ask Bobbi and Danny how.

What does this include?

Please make sure you have read the Terms and Conditions before booking.

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How to pay for your trip

If you are a Rovia member, please use this link to book:

If you are NOT a Rovia member, please follow the instructions below:

There are several ways to pay for your bottle school trip. You can avoid paying fees if you choose Option 1 or Option 2. Choose Option 1 if you have a PayPal balance or if your bank account is linked to PayPal. If neither of these are the case, please choose Option 2 to avoid paying fees. If you want to use PayPal and don’t mind paying fees, please choose Option 3.

Option 1:Pay using Paypal’s “Send Money” feature”

  1. Log in to Paypal (
  2. Click the “Send Money” tab
  3. Enter our email address and the amount ($1,299 per person)
  4. Before you click “Continue”, choose the “I’m sending money to family or friends” button. If you have a PayPal balance or your bank account is linked to PayPal, you will not have to pay fees. If neither of these are the case, please choose Option 2.
  5. In the “Message” box on the following page, please enter which trip you are booking!
  6. That’s it! :)

Option 2:Mail us a check

  1. Mail a check payable to “Serve The World Today” to:
    Serve The World Today
    4600 Hampshire Dr.
    Flower Mound, TX 75028
  2. Send us an email to – please tell us:
    • That you sent a check and what the amount was
    • Which trip the check is for
    • The name on the check

Option 3: Paying by Paypal (this costs $39 in fees)

Click the “Buy Now” button on the right to pay the $1,299 cost of your voluntourism trip, plus $39 in Paypal fees.

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Fundraising for bottle schools

You might also like to fundraise for Hug It Forward bottle schools. Fundraising for bottle schools is optional – it is not a requirement of participating in a bottle school trip.

If you choose to fundraise, we suggest a $250 fundraising goal, but some people choose to do more or less than this. It’s really up to you – how much you think your friends and families can give, how creative you can be, and how much time you’re prepared to put into it.

See more information about fundraising.