An important part of Xela AID's vision is to "profoundly enrich the lives of volunteers." Toward this end, Xela AID offers Global Citizen Mission Trips including a variety of service work projects and a respite in Guatemala's most beautiful places (such as Lake Attitlan, Antigua, and Tikal).
Our next trips will take place during the summer of 2013, on the following dates. Please note that trips are now sold out, but feel free to download and browse applications for an idea of what will be available next year! Look for new dates/applications by the end of June for the summer of 2014! TRIP 2: June 21-July 1 - Application Deadline was March 15, 2013 - "Special Projects" - Projects to be determined. $1825.NOTE: Opened up to individuals (previously slated as a single group trip) Description PDF.14 MG (may take a few seconds to download).Information/ Reserve Space: Contact Leslie - firstname.lastname@example.org
TRIP 3 * July 1-July 13 - Application Deadline was March 15, 2013 - "Special Projects" - Projects to be determined. Will include makeover of a home for a family in extreme poverty. $2125 with student scholarship available. Application PDF - 14 MG (may take a few seconds to download).Information/Reserve Space: Contact Mel - email@example.com
Trip Costs. For 2013, trips range from $1825-$2125 depending on length of stay and activities, including air and ground transportation, many meals, extracuricular activities, tips and more. Full-time students may be eligible for Xela AID Global Citizen Scholarships of up to $200 which can be applied to the cost of the trip. See the available Application PDF(s) now available for additional detials.
Current projects are being planned as Volunteers sign on. 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.
Application deadline for the June/July/August 2013 trips is March 15, 2013, however if you are certain that you would like to be on one of these trips, we strongly suggest you hold space by contacting the person designated above. To confirm held space, a deposit of $500 is required. It should be sent to Xela AID, 3571 Windspun Dr., Huntington Beach, CA 92649. Please note on your check: "Summer 2013 Trip Deposit."
More About the Trips and Past Trips: And No, You Don't Have To Know 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.