Welcome! Our sell out event is back – Volunteer Trip to Agua Prieta, Mexico! Registration opens the afternoon of January 12, 2015!
In typical fashion, we are taking our basic trip and spicing it up. The theme of this year is “To teach a man to fish”…or garden.
We will continue to spend a day building shelter, security and creating a home for the amazing people in the barrios of AP. We will also be spending time installing gardens and completing our volunteer dormitory projects that we started last trip. Finally, we will continue to keep our promise to young Diego and provide him with a scholarship to attend school.
Need some inspiration? Watch our Reflections video here.
Here is some important information:
- Registration is $125*† which covers everything you need (transportation, lodging, food, water and a work t-shirt) – this is a tax-deductible donation!
- Minimum fundraising requirement is $300 – don’t be intimidated. This is easier than it sounds and crowd funding is a household name now. We will provide tools and links for you to share: http://nextgp.org/make-a-donation/.
- A valid passport or passport card is required. Don’t have one? Click Here to go to the application page.
*We ask that you pay your registration fee by supporting your own fundraising campaign with a $125 tax-deductible payment (donation link coming soon) and entering your name in the “Participant Name” field.
†If you are concerned about not being able to pay the $125 registration fee, please email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don’t want this to be a barrier to you participating in this fantastic volunteer trip!
So, what will our trip look like?
We will complete concrete floors and brick walls for several of the impoverished families living in make shift cardboard houses. We have implemented effective new team strategies to make the process more efficient, finish more houses and provide our volunteer staff with better equipment to get the job done.
We will be installing small gardens at either a local school or family homes and teaching them the basics of planting, maintaining and harvest gardens for a sustainable and healthy food source. (Don’t worry – No gardening experience needed to help!) We will also include some food staples for several families for distribution.
We will continue our commitment to Diego (photo to right) for funding his education. An education is a priceless opportunity for a child and can never be taken away. At his school he learns technology, English and all of the other skills elementary children should be learning.
We will be finishing the details of our fence and the improvements that we added last year.
For all the specific details, click HERE or register now: