Global Family Service Corps participants will have the opportunity to engage in direct service with some amazing organizations that are working towards achieving the country's development goals.
Saint Mary's College of California is teaming up with VIA International and SHARE Guatemala in order to participate in thoughtful and sustainable development projects. Participants will have hands on experience in working with and for these organizations on service projects especially designed for our group.
Examples of the types of service projects that we may be working on include:
- Constructing school patios, walkways, and kitchens
- Assisting with building enhancements including roof repairing and window installation
- Painting schools or creating murals with local students
- Building potable water systems
- Supporting local farms by assisting with agriculture harvesting and maintenance
- Building chicken coops and livestock structures with and for area families
Please note that we will NOT do all of the above; we will work on service projects based on the community needs at the time. We will be able to accommodate for a variety of physical fitness and ability levels.