An essential partnership, and the adventure of a lifetime!
Work Week Teams
Each year, Hands For Peacemaking Foundation invites a number of Work Week Teams to come to Guatemala to work on a project to assist one of the villages we serve. The Work Week experience gives teams an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with people who live in extreme poverty every day, while assisting them in a project that will have a positive impact on their lives for years to come.
Other examples of past projects that Work Week teams have accomplished:
Village school construction
Installation of high efficiency clean air stoves
Building of water collection systems to provide safe water supplies
Installing water filters
Clearing areas and assisting villagers with planting of gardens
Planting village fruit trees
Building a pig pen and providing pigs for a village
Building a chicken coop and supplying chickens for a village
Frequently asked questions
Q: Who can attend?
Teams often come from churches, civic organizations, students, businesses, and interested community volunteers.
Q: How big of a team can HFPF handle?
The minimum size is 10, and the maximum is 16 team members.
Q: How much does a project cost?
There are a number of variables involved in a Work Week project. Some of the items that can impact the project and its costs are as follows:
Size of group
Priority of needs of the villagers
Whether a group wants to stay in Barillas, or is open to staying in a village
Physical ability of the team members
Ability of the group to raise the necessary funds for the project
Once the team director has contacted the HFPF staff, the options for a project can be worked out, as well as possible dates.
Q: How many days will we need to allow for our trip?
Because of the travel time required, 10 days is usually the ideal timespan for a Work Week experience. Most groups fly to Guatemala on a Friday, and return home the following Sunday.
Q: What is the cost to attend a Work Week, and what does it cover?
The Participant Fee is $1,350 per team member, and covers the following:
Ground transportation for participant and luggage from the Guatemala Aurora Airport to a Guatemala City or Antigua hotel
Hotel stay in Guatemala City or Antigua
Ground transportation to Santa Cruz Barillas
All meals while in Barillas or the selected village
All transportation to and from the village project
Please note that ground transportation from Guatemala City to Barillas usually takes about 12-14 hours, spread across 2 days of travel.
The Participant Fee does not cover:
Airfare (to and from the United States)
Meals while in Guatemala City, Antigua, or alternate site