Guatemala: Community Center

El Paredon, Guatemala

Guatemala: Community Center

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El Paredón is a small rural fishing community and surfing paradise based in the Sipacate-Naranjo National Park on the Pacific coast of Guatemala. The community center of this lovely town, surrounded by tropical greenery and palm-thatched houses, is in desperate need of renovation, with the roof being replaced several times a year due to heavy rain. The new multi-use salon and community space will be used for meetings, outdoor education classes, graduation ceremonies and presentations as well as providing a central focal point for the school. 

Surf For Life funds help support the new community center. Volunteers will work side-by-side with community members, guided by a local foreman, to lay the foundation of the new center.

Project Details

  • Project: Build Pavillion-style Community Center
  • Project Location: El Paredon, Guatemala
  • Type of Trip: General Volunteer 
  • Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2500  ($150 non-refundable registration fee is included in this amount)

Each week requires a minimum of 5 volunteers to run the trip.  Registration fees are non-refundable. To read our cancellation policy, please click here.

How You Can Help

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Feb 22 - Feb 29
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 About Our Project Partner

Our project partner, La Choza Chula, is the only NGO in the community forging partnerships with the local population to improve educational opportunities.  We have worked alongside community partners La Choza Chula since 2015 to build the secondary school, a computer laboratory and an organic garden for students, so this is a unique opportunity to see sustainable development in action!

About the Trip

  • Lodging: Beachfront bungalows with a pool
  • Remote/Not remote: Remote village on Pacific Coast of Guatemala
  • Language: Spanish  
  • Food: Traditional foods include beans, rice, fish and chicken.
  • To get there: One international flight.

Additional Trip Activities

  • Surfing

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