Green Building Volunteer

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Recruiting Organization: Long Way Home, Inc.

Long Way Home is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that uses sustainable design and materials to construct self-sufficient buildings that promote education, employment, and environmental stewardship.

The organization is located and works primarily in the community of San Juan Comalapa, a town of 48,597 ( 2018 census, majority of whom are Kaqchikel Maya) in the western highlands of Guatemala. We work to improve the lives of the community through environmental education and alternative construction projects that turn trash, old tires and plastic bottles into beautiful and resilient buildings. Long Way Home has constructed its flagship school, Centro Educativo Tecnico Chixot in this style. This school offers an integrated green construction and democratic education curriculum that equips students to lead their communities with innovative solutions to complex local and global challenges. We are expanding our green building projects to other villages in Comalapa and Guatemala, which helps to financially sustain the school itself.

The Organization’s Mission, Vision, and Values: Long Way Home's mission as a registered US 501(c)3 is to mobilize people to actively participate in democracy and create innovative pathways to economic and environmental justice, through green building, employment, and education.

We envision communities equipped to innovate and act responsibly in the face of local and global challenges.

Volunteers will experience a variety of tasks that may include pounding tires with rammed earth, using bottles stuffed with trash to form fences, creating and placing glass bottle bricks for natural lighting, or harvesting cactus pads for a natural sealant.

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


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San Juan Comalapa, D├ępartement de Chimaltenango 22701Guatemala







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