Helping Hands Tour

“It’s rare that you get an opportunity to do something with other cultures, with other people, but then to experience it with your own child—you have dreams of giving them opportunities like this.”

-Doug Ventura

About This Tour

CoEd’s week-long Helping Hands service trip offers you the chance to work alongside students who receive support through CoEd programs. Spend your mornings painting and working on service projects at a primary school and spend your afternoons experiencing the local culture.

Whether you are a solo traveler or a group, all helping hands are welcome! Helping Hands can also be a fun and unique opportunity for parents and grandparents to volunteer with your families (kids ages 10+ welcome), reinforcing the value of service through an intentional balance of hard work and play throughout the week.

CoEd makes all arrangements for meals, lodging, and transportation.

 

2019 Tour Dates

July 21–27, 2019

Details
  • The application deadline is June 1, 2019.
  • A non-refundable deposit of US $350 per person is required at the time of application.
  • Contact Amanda Wirthlin at amanda@coeduc.org or 513-661-7000, x. 114.
Cost per Person

US $1575 plus airfare for a single room
US $1475 plus airfare for a double room
US $1375 plus airfare for a family of 3+

NOTE: Trip expenses may be tax deductible. Refer to IRS Publication526 (PDF).

Want to Join Us?

Sample Itinerary

Note: This itinerary shows real experiences and approximate travel times, but is not the exact itinerary for this year’s trip.

Participants arrive in Guatemala City (GUA) on their own flights. Transportation will be provided from airport to hotel in Antigua.

5:00 pm Social hour at hotel
6:00 pm Orientation & Dinner

7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Arrive at the Culture of Reading Program (CORP) school
9:15 am Meet the kids and prep the school for painting
12:30 pm Lunch at the school
1:00 pm Continue service projects
3:00 pm Return to hotel
5:00 pm Social time at hotel
6:00 pm Group dinner in Antigua

7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Arrive at CORP school to begin painting
12:30 pm Lunch at the school
1:15 pm Community engagement activity: visit to a local plantation
4:00 pm Arrive at hotel
6:00 pm Group dinner in Antigua

7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Arrive at CORP school to continue service projects
1:00 pm Lunch in San Lucas, Sacatepéquez
2:30 pm Visit to CoEd’s Education Center and meet Rise students
5:00 pm Arrive at hotel
6:30 pm Group dinner in Antigua

7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Arrive at CORP school to continue service projects
1:00 pm Lunch at restaurant
2:15 pm Return to hotel
2:30 pm Optional cultural activity, shopping, or tour of Antigua
4:30 pm Return to hotel
5:45 pm Group dinner in Antigua

7:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:30 am Arrive at CORP school for enrichment activities, playtime, and goodbyes
12:45 pm Lunch at restaurant
2:00 pm Optional zip-lining or coffee plantation tour
5:00 pm Return to hotel
5:30 pm Closing presentation
6:30 pm Final group dinner at hotel

Depart from Guatemala City (GUA) on scheduled flights.

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