Long Way Home

San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala, Central America
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.

Volunteering Activities


What We Need

We need green builders! Jobs include construction, NGO management interns, teaching English, and environmental education (3-month commitment required for teaching).

When & Who

Yes, we require a minimum of 1 Week
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.
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups, Retirees

What we Provide

Types: Homestay, Guesthouse, Volunteer House

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.

Purified Drinking Water

Our Fees

$11 daily

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.

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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees

We can also arrange spanish lessons, tortilla making class, weaving demostrations, paint lessons to all the volunteers for an extra fee.

Contact Person

Sanjuyu, San Juan Comalapa, San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala.

Other Ways to support us

school and construction supplies

Additional Info about Us

Up to 5 people

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.