Flores Friends and Family bottle school trip to Guatemala: August 3-9, 2014

A Voluntourism Trip gives you the opportunity to volunteer while traveling, work alongside kids and adults in the community, and experience Guatemalan culture. It’s not your typical vacation: it’s all about participating and connecting, serving and giving back. As well as helping to build a bottle school, you will experience life in the beautiful country of Guatemala through the eyes of members of the community. You will also visit Mayan ruins, walk the streets of the picturesque colonial town of Antigua (a UNESCO World Heritage Center), experience Guatemalan culture and hospitality, and hear first hand what it was like to live through a civil war. Come join us on a trip that will connect you with a group of unfamiliar people that are collectively trying to create a better future for their children.


bottle school under construction

How kids and communities build bottle schools

Pictures from 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 by Paypal, or by check

Your bottle school trip costs $995 per person. What does this include?

You can reserve your spot by paying a $495 non-refundable deposit by April 3rd, 2014, with the balance ($500) payable in full by June 3rd, 2014.

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

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How to pay for your trip

There are a couple ways to pay for your bottle school trip. Choose Option 1 if you have a PayPal balance or if your bank account is linked to PayPal. If this isn’t the case, please choose Option 2 to avoid paying fees.

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

  1. Log in to Paypal (www.paypal.com)
  2. Click the “Send Money” tab
  3. Enter our email address servetheworldtoday@gmail.com and the amount $995 (or $495 if you are just paying a deposit now)
  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 this isn’t the case, please choose Option 2
  5. In the “Message” box on the following page, please enter “August 3-9, 2014 bottle school trip”
  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
    4307 1/2 Ocean Blvd
    San Diego
    CA 92109
  2. Send us an email to servetheworldtoday@gmail.com – please tell us:
    • That you sent a check and what the amount was ($995 per person, or $495 if you are just paying a deposit now)
    • “August 3-9, 2014 bottle school trip”
    • The name on the check

Please read the Terms and Conditions!

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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.