Volunteer with Long Way Home

Long Way Home

Chimaltenango, Guatemala, Central America
Long Way Home’s vision is to break the cycle of poverty through innovative solutions to local challenges. We are currently building a sustainable school out of recycled materials- such as plastic and glass bottles, tires, and other waste - using alternative green building methods.


Green builders - construction, NGO management interns, teaching English and Environmental Education (3-month commitment required for teaching).


Volunteers are required to come for at least 1 week. Long term volunteers can come for up to 3 months, with option for longer stay after agreed by both parties.


Our base volunteer fee $75/week, includes shared housing at the volunteer house, clean bedding every two weeks, as well as necessities (tp, 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 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.

The volunteer fee is required, $75 per week. Half of the proceeds go to the costs of hosting you, and the other half goes directly to project costs of materials and labor.


Long Way Home is a nonprofit that uses sustainable design and materials to construct self-sufficient schools that promote education, employment and environmental stewardship.

Up to 5 people


Chimaltenango, Guatemala.

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