Jessie Ruof invites you to join her November 13-19, 2017. Book NOW

Do you have the heart to serve?

Come with us and experience the type of heart opening that changes your life forever! Imagine a week in beautiful Guatemala building schools, practicing yoga, learning wellness enrichments and all in all experiencing the type of joy and love that makes you smile from the inside out.

I could not be more excited to celebrate my birthday doing what I love most; loving and living life from the heart. My last trip to Guatemala changed me ways that I could not have imagined. What I thought would be a week of serving others and giving back turned into the exact opposite. I could not have anticipated the type of perspective and opening I felt being immersed in their beautiful culture, their generous hearts and their pure joy for life.

In connecting and collaborating with an amazing group of people as well as ourselves, it is my intention that we work as one to not only serve this community building schools and building ourselves to live more from our hearts. I will teach yoga daily, speak on wellness techniques and philosophies, and lead group body movement classes all designed to provide a holistic wellbeing experience for each and every one who attend.

It is absolutely magical to be part of a cause that brings all types of people together in hope of bringing even more education, joy and love to these children. If this calls to your heart then join us on this amazing adventure from November 13-19, 2017.

– Jessie Ruof

Guatemala VolunTour 2014

How kids and communities build bottle schools

Pictures from my previous 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

Your bottle school trip costs $1,299 per person. What does this include?

You can reserve your spot by paying a $650 non-refundable deposit by July 13th, 2017, with the balance ($649) payable in full by October 13th, 2017.

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 ($1,299 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 ($1,299 per person)
    • 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.

Click the “Buy Now” button on the left to pay the $650 non-refundable deposit for your voluntourism trip.

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.