Long Way Home’s vision is to break the cycle of poverty through innovative solutions to challenges. We are currently building a sustainable school out of recycled materials like plastic and glass bottles, tires, and other waste, and by using alternative green building methods.
We need green builders! Jobs include construction, NGO management interns, teaching English, and environmental education (3-month commitment required for teaching).
Our base volunteer fee includes shared housing at the volunteer house, clean bedding every two weeks, as well as necessities (toilet paper, clean drinking water, propane for cooking, hand and dish soap, salt, cooking oil, matches). We do not provide meals, however most volunteers in the house eat communally and generally food doesn’t cost more than $13 - 15 per week.
We offer the option to stay with a host family for $85/week, and $2 per meal. Also to stay at one of 2 local family owned hotels for $95/week.
Half of the volunteer fees go to the costs of hosting you, and the other half goes directly to project costs of materials and labor.
We can also arrange spanish lessons, tortilla making class, weaving demostrations, paint lessons to all the volunteers for an extra fee.
school and construction supplies
Long Way Home is a nonprofit that uses sustainable design and materials to construct self-sufficient schools in an effort to promote education, employment, and environmental stewardship.