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Education is the only step up for these Mexican youths to climb out of poverty. HHWT actively provides scholarships for them stay in school. We are equipped with classrooms, necessary wood, tools and safety training on a variety of woodworking equipment. In addition we are training students in basic (Computer Aided Design) CAD in a classroom and online program. Our goal at HHWT is for students to survive, succeed and remain competitive in the future and specially in the new online work space.

Volunteers can help with making woodworking projects or get directly involved teaching the students. We are using the the cloud free CAD program Tinkercad, in spanish and english lessons. Advanced students can soon will be able to study advanced CAD software programs. Lake Chapala is established expat community of over 65 Years with excellent weather. our school is 13 years old.
For volunteers with little woodworking experience, we can train you.

If you are not a woodworker you can help in accounting, CAD classroom or on are capital campaign etc
Can volunteer in are thrift resale shop or help with grant writing.

Spanish not required but would be helpful
We have been vetted by Org #86361

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Avenida Hildago 231-A, Riberas de Pilar, Chapala, Jalisco 45960, MX

Mission Statement

Have Hammer Will Travel A.C. Teaches Mexican youth (boys and girls) life skills through woodworking and CAD .


Have Hammer...Will Travel is a Mexican charity that teaches valuable life skills to Mexican youth and adults through woodworking and CAD. Located on the shores of Lake Chapala, in Riberas del Pilar, Jalisco, Mexico. Have Hammer exists because of community donations and committed volunteers. The under-served Mexican youths do not have access to quality education or they can't afford it. They have persistent challenges in front of them because public schools only provide the building and the teachers salary: even the poorest students must pay fees for registration, basic classroom supplies, all exams, certificates, uniforms and shoes. Without a well rounded proper life skills, it's almost impossible to seek gainful employment or pursue higher education.

Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Hildalgo 231-ARiberas de Pilar, Chapala, Jalisco 45960Mexico



  • IT Strategy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Accounting
  • Networking
  • Woodworking


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Volunteer hopefully about 8 to 12 hours a week
  • Good safety habits, when working with machinery, Willingness to help change the lives of young students. by either direct help or helping the running of the organization.

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