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MISSION TRIPS
 
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.

For reviews of our trips, see here: Great Non-Profit Reviews

NEW FOR 2016! - VOLUNTEER SERVICE TRIPS


March 12-20, 2016 -
VOSH - Common Overview and Application 2016
Registration: Restricted Registration
Actual Day Calendar for this Trip: To Come

April 29-May 9 -
10 nights - $1581 - Common Overview and Application 2016
Registration: Open to Public - Trip Leaders Sue Rikalo & Steve Kent 
Application/Deposit by:
December 30, 2015 
Balance Due: January 30, 2016
Orientation:
Saturday, January 30, 2016 (time/location TBA)
Actual Day Calendar for this Trip:
To Come

June 1-15, 2016 -
14 nights - $1,613 - Common Overview and Application 
Registration: Restricted Registration, CSUF - Trip Leaders Mel & Leslie Dinkel, Co-Leader Arlene Corral
Application by: December 14, 2015
Deposit by: February 14, 2016
Balance Due: March 1, 2016
Orientation: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 (CSUF - Rm H-219 5-7:30pm)
Actual Day Calendar for this Trip: To Come

July 1-9, 2016 -
8 nights - $1,481 - Common Overview and Application 2016
Registration: Resricted Registration, DUSC - Trip Leaders Mel & Leslie Dinkel
Actual Day Calendar for this Trip: To Come

July 23-31, 2016 - 8 nights $1,481 -
Common Overview and Application 2016
Registration: Open to Public, Jewell College -
Trip Leaders Pat & Lori Bunton
Application/Deposit by:
March 15, 2016
Balance Due:
April 16, 2016
Orientation:
Saturday, April 16, 2016 (time/location TBA)
Actual Day Calendar for This Trip: To Come

August 12-21, 2016 - 8 nights, $1,481 -
Common Overview and Application 2016
Registration:
Open to Public - Trip Leaders Mel & Leslie Dinkel and Co-Leader Tara Love
Application/Deposit by:
April 1, 2016
Balance Due:
May 7, 2016
Orientation:
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (time/location TBA)
Actual Day Calendar for this Trip: To Come

TRIP COSTS for 2016 (Unless otherwise specified on application)
The cost for each trip is as specified. 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 and is strongly advised in case for any reason you are unable to complete travel. Please see Xela AID's refund policy on our Common Application.) NOTE: Round-trip airfare to Guatemala City is not included. Flight fares vary widely depending on point of origin and how early it is booked.

RESERVE SPACE FOR ANY TRIP 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: "2016 Trip Deposit." For your convenience, you can also make your trip deposit online HERE. (A credit card charge of 3% will be added to trip fees paid with credit card. Thank you for your understanding.)

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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.

Visit our PHOTO GALLERY to see pictures from recent trips!