Book now to reserve your spot on Dominika Blum and Charlene Orsine’s bottle school trip: February 23rd to March 1st, 2017


Having a huge heart for travel and kids all started when I was a little girl growing up in then a communist country of Poland. Even though we didn’t have much, I loved sharing whatever I had with my friends. I remember playing piano from our second floor studio apartment, and my friends lined up outside on the sidewalk to listen to my concerts. That’s all I could give them. By moving to the United States, a whole world of opportunities opened up. God placed a passion in my heart for travel and a strong urge to make a significant impact in children’s lives.

For the last two years I have been fortunate to travel to San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango in Guatemala to build bottle schools in two different communities with an amazing organization called Hug It Forward. During my first voluntour trip my heart filled up with love and joy for the community we were serving and I had no doubt in my mind that I will be coming back. Playing with the children, learning from them and the members of the community, laughing together and making memories was life changing. Here we go again, third time to Guatemala and not the last. February 23 to March 1, 2017 we will be building a bottle school and serving a community in San Martin. Come with us, change a life, change a village and experience for yourself what this volontour is all about.

I’m super excited we get to experience this together!! Can’t wait!

– Dominika Blum


I am an avid traveler and have been to many parts of this beautiful world, but when I was approached by Dominika to participate in the WorldVentures/Hug It Forward Bottle School Voluntour, I wasn’t quite prepared for how the experience would affect me. I thought it would be interesting – which it was. I thought it would be fun – which it was. And I prepared to work – which we did. But the experience provided by the Hug It Forward group through their outreach with the community so that we could be immersed into the culture and the people of Guatemala just blew me away. And then to receive the love from an entire community – it is an indescribable feeling of joy, accomplishment, satisfaction and just plain Good.

I join Dominika this year again (and hopefully many more years!) and return to the beautiful San Martin community to help build another school in another community.

Won’t you join us!?

– Charlene Orsine


How kids and communities build bottle schools

Some pictures from our last bottle school trip









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 by Paypal, or by check

Book today to reserve your spot on my bottle school trip from February 23 – March 1, 2017.

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 Dominika how.

What does the cost of the trip include?

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


How to pay for your trip

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.

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 ($1,199 or $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. Do NOT choose the “I’m paying for goods or services” option as this will make us pay fees.
  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 ($1,199 or $1,299 per person)
    • Which trip the check is for
    • The name on the check

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.