YOU Can Be The Change! See trip dates, descriptions and application below
Xela AID aims to "profoundly enrich the lives of volunteers." Toward this end, Xela AID offers Global Citizen Service Trips including a variety of service projects and a respite in Guatemala's most beautiful places (such as Lake Attitlan, Antigua, and Tikal).
> “This service trip was exceptional and I believe we all, as a group, became better individuals and will move forward to contribute and give back.” — Moonsook, 48 > “This trip was life changing.” — Kristin, 43 > “The trip was eye-opening. I learned a lot, and that it is possible to make a difference. I won’t forget this trip, and am grateful for all the hard work that was put into it. Thank you for the opportunity. Inspirational, amazing!” —Greer, 16 >“All around awesome, life changing trip!” — Miles, 17
2015 VOLUNTEER SERVICE TRIPS
March 27-April 5, 2015 - "Optometry Clinic, & Construction" by VOSH Registration:Open to the public
Additional space may be available. Email email@example.com or call Leslie at (951) 733-2588 Orientation: January 3
June 5-17, 2015 - "Study Abroad Creative Writing Camp" by Cal State University Fullerton Registration: Restricted to CSUF enrolled students Cal State University Fullerton: Study Abroad Creative Writing
Application Deadline: February 15
Orientation: April 11 July 22-July 31, 2015 - "Science & Technology Camp & Health Education" by WIlliam Jewell College (and custom projects based on talent and interests TBD) Registration: Open to the public Application Deadline: March 15
Orientation: May 16
July 31-August 9, 2015 - "Art and Weaving" (and custom projects based on talent and interests TBD) Registration: Open to the public Application Deadline: March 15
Orientation: May 23
Additional details of March Trip. June and July/August Trip details coming soon: March 27-April 5 (late night departure) - March 2015 Trip Overview and Application Projects To Be Decided - Projects could span art and music education with children; tutoring and specialty health clinics; light maintenance, art therapy, construction and more. Construction could include a chicken coop or outhouses, continuing work on Xela AID clinic headquarters. Each trip is customized to take advantage of the talents and interests of volunteers. Spanish study is available. Optional activities will include soaking in volcanic hot baths, salsa lessions, and a trip to hear local music. The trips will include nights at Lake Atitlan and hiking, kayaking, with optional zip lining, and some time in Antigua.
TRIP COSTS for 2015 (Unless otherwise specified on application)
For 2015 the cost is $1441 per person for 10-day trips. This includes: All lodging, in-country transportation and coordination, many meals, admission to special attractions, in-country tips, project materials and international medical travel insurance. (Trip cancellation insurance is not included.) NOTE: Round-trip airfare to Guatemala City is not included, and normally ranges $450-$635 depending on point of origin and how early it is booked.
RESERVE SPACE FOR ANY TRIP (March, June, July/August) NOW!
If you believe that you would like to join us for a trip, we strongly suggest you hold space by contacting the person designated above. To confirm held space, a deposit of $500 is required, sent to Xela AID, 111 W. Ocean Blvd., 4th Floor, Long Beach, CA 90804. Please note on your check: "2014 Trip Deposit." For your convenience, you can also make your trip deposit online HERE. (A credit card charge of 2.75% will be added to trip fees paid with credit card. Thank you for your understanding.)
More About the Trips and Past Trips: And No, You Don't Have To Speak Spanish!
Each trip is tailored to the needs of the local community and the talents and interests of our volunteers. Past trips have included medical, optometry and dental clinics; construction, painting and repairs; horticulture and gardening; distribution of funds to sponsored children; participation in local classrooms including Xela AID's San Martin Tots Preschool and much more.
And you don't have to speak Spanish. In fact, Spanish Study is available.
All trips include R & R in places of extraordinary beauty, such as Lake Attitlan, Antigua, or Tikal.
It is our sincere hope that you will join us. If there is someone else you would savor spending two weeks with, feel free to send them this website address.
Space will be limited, so please review the Trip Application as soon as it becomes available. Email us if you have questions or are interested in reserving space.