Book now to reserve your spot on Jeff Rashid’s bottle school trip: October 17th to 23rd, 2024 ***Booking Options Below***

As I prepare for my third trip volunteering at a Hug It Forward bottle school, please consider joining me and several members of our group from last year as we head back to Guatemala October 17-23, 2024! We will spend several days working side-by-side with members of a rural community, and also have a chance to explore the wonders of the local area.

I would love to share with you the wonderful and rewarding experience that comes with immersing yourself in such a unique and vibrant culture. And how satisfying it is to play a very small part in bringing education spaces to a community that is typically underserved. The local community very much appreciates the time and attention we share with them, and to me, the greatest reward is spending time with the children of the village. Their enthusiasm to work is only overshadowed by their charm, engagement, and desire to get to know us. And yes, often, they just want to play!

Hope to see you this October!

Jeff Rashid

How kids and communities build bottle schools

Pictures from my 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, check or Zelle

Book today to reserve your spot on our bottle school trip from October 17-23, 2024.

The cost of the bottle school trip is $1,499 per person.

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

Click HERE to pay the $1,499 cost of your voluntourism trip (plus $52.81 in PayPal fees)



Click HERE to pay the $750 cost of your voluntourism trip (plus $26.67 in PayPal fees)




What does this include?

You can reserve your spot by paying a $750 non-refundable deposit by July 17th, 2024, with the balance ($749) payable in full by September 17th, 2024.


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.