Belize 2019

Dates TBA

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Come Volunteer with us in Sarteneja, Belize! Limited Space Available, but due to special circumstances we’re able to offer this opportunity without the program fee! Please let us know what questions you have, and reach out any time at: Info@Play360.org.

Play and playgrounds are linked to improved school attendance as well as improved educational and social outcomes. Our playgrounds also incorporate creative educational design, allowing teachers to step out of the classroom with students and use the equipment for engaging lessons.

Itinerary:

Day 1:
1:00pm: Final collection of group at airport
2:00pm: Head to Sartejena for the first night. Check into hotel or homestay on arrival

Day 2:
Morning: Time to explore the village, swim or engage in other activities, and accommodate for late arrivals. Visit project site to assess the area, lay out the designs of the play pieces, and break into work groups to plan the building of equipment and individual roles, as well as make decisions about extra projects such as murals.
5:00pm: Walking tour to orient
6:00pm: We will enjoy an opening dinner together in the village as a group (included).

Day 3:
8:00am: Head to the school site to begin paint any tires/wood that need it and start digging holes, cutting materials, and beginning initial assembly
10:30am: Mid-morning snack (provided)
1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
4:00pm: Return to village

Day 4:
8:00am: Head to the site. This is typically a very full day of construction, including more hole digging, cutting, assembly, and pouring the first of the concrete
10:30am: Mid-morning snack (provided)
1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
4:00pm: Return to village
4:30pm: Optional group activity TBD

Day 5:
8:00am: Head to the site. This is another very full day of construction, usually focused on assembly of major pieces and completing smaller ones, as well as a large push on the mural. Second concrete pour at end of the day 10:30am: Mid-morning snack (provided)
1:00pm: Lunch (provided)
4:00pm: Return to village
4:30pm: Optional group activity TBD


Day 6:
8:00am: Head to the site. If all goes well this is a final day of tweaking and painting 10:30am: Mid-morning snack (provided)
1:00pm: Lunch reception (provided) as a celebration, including the community that has been working with us throughout the week
2:30pm: Return to village. You’ll have the afternoon and early evening to visit with friends you’ve made throughout the week. 6:00pm: Project closing dinner with group (included)

Day 7:
All day: Free day open for planning your own excursions – you are welcome to explore on your own or join Play360 staff for optional activities. The region offers a wide range of exciting activities for you to choose from, including visiting the Blue Hole National Park, Tropical Education Center and Belize Zoo (an amazing “no-fence” protective zoo), a river canoeing tour, horseback riding, archaeology sites, caves, local markets, and more. Due to variability in cost of activities this day, participants will be responsible for their own expenses.

Day 8:
All day: Free day open for planning your own excursions – you are welcome to explore on your own or join Play360 staff for optional activities. The region offers a wide range of exciting activities for you to choose from, including visiting the Blue Hole National Park, Tropical Education Center and Belize Zoo (an amazing “no-fence” protective zoo), a river canoeing tour, horseback riding, archaeology sites, caves, local markets, and more. Due to variability in cost of activities this day, participants will be responsible for their own expenses.

Day 9:
8:45am: First group to the airport (arrive by 9:45am)
10:30am: Second group to the airport (arrive by 11:30am)

Cost:

$1200.00 USD

Interested in participating? Register for this upcoming trip here.

Lodging, some food/meals, local transportation, and project materials included. Participants are responsible for their international airfare and personal items.