Book now to reserve your spot on Jaynie Burnell’s bottle school trip: July 5th to 12th, 2020

Hello!!! I have been fortunate to travel and see many places around the world. Recently, just going somewhere didn’t feel like I was doing enough. In 2016, I organized a group of 13 people, who all had ties to education, to go help build a school in Nicaragua. We called ourselves the Dreamcatchers because it is our dream to help see all children have an opportunity for education and because we’re helping make communities dreams come true as well. I think I speak for all of us when I say it was a very humbling, powerful, and impactful experience. Nicaraguans are beautiful people. They welcomed us into their community and it was evident how important this new school was for everyone. In 12 days we formed tighter bonds as a group and made new friends who will forever be in our hearts. From worlds apart we worked together for one common goal, a better opportunity for education. Sitting in the airport we agreed this was something we wanted to continue to do.

In 2018, we took our second group as Dreamcatchers II and made our way to Kenya to help build our second school. Here we learned so much about becoming a sustainable community. We learned to carry water on our heads like so many women and children do, we learned about agriculture, water, and about the community as a whole. We gained so much from the community we were in.

In 2020 we will be at it again! Dreamcatchers III are very excited to be making our way to Guatemala July 5th – 12th to be helping with a bottle school. For us, we love the feeling of helping a community build/improve their school plus seeing children and families work so hard to get an education that we often take for granted. What they are willing do to do to get educated is very inspiring. Please join us in Guatemala, we would love to have you there!

– Jaynie Burnell –


How kids and communities build bottle schools

Pictures from previous bottle school trips



Scott Carrying Cement

Pictures from my previous experience volunteering in other contries



Kids from Varituc helping on the project


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 $1,499 per person. What does this include?

You can reserve your spot by paying a $749 non-refundable deposit by March 5th, 2020, with the balance ($750) payable in full by May 5th, 2020.

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

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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. 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 $1,499 (or $749 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 neither of these are the case, please choose Option 2 or Option 3
  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

    • Please write on the memo line of the check which trip you are attending
  2. Send us an email to – please tell us:
    • That you sent a check and what the amount was ($1,499 per person, or $749 if you are just paying a deposit now)
    • Which trip the check is for
    • The name on the check

Option 3: Paying by Paypal (this costs $45 in fees)

Click the “Buy Now” button on the right to pay the $1,499 cost of your voluntourism trip, plus $45 in Paypal fees.

Click the “Buy Now” button on the left to pay the $749 non-refundable deposit for your voluntourism trip.

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.