Community Collaborations International




CC International provides for all food, lodging, volunteer project coordination, a full time bilingual guide, in country transportation, travel emergency medical insurance, support of project partners, and a recreation activity. Our Direct Trade Impact Exploration Guatemala is located in San Miguel Escobar, near the historic city of Antigua. Volunteers work with direct trade farmers and artisans to explore the impact of direct trade policies and complete projects that benefit the communities.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Guatemala and shuttle to San Miguel Escobar Orientation.
Meet the farmers and volunteer team.
Dinner in a farmer’s home.

Day 2

Breakfast at volunteer lodging.
Spend a day with local coffee farmers, and learn all the steps of coffee processing.
Lunch in farmer’s home.
Hike the base of Vulcan Agua to the coffee fields.
Dinner in farmer’s home.

Day 3

Breakfast at volunteer lodging.
Subsistence farming.

Lunch in farmer’s home.
Coffee planting.
Dinner at the volunteer lodging.
Evening: Optional movie night and discussion.

Day 5

Breakfast at volunteer lodging.
3 mile hike over the base of Vulcan Agua.
Lunch is in the fields, a special treat of local fare.
Greenhouse seeding and planting.
Dinner in farmer’s home.

Day 6

Breakfast at volunteer lodging.
Visit weaving cooperative in Santiago Zamora.
Lunch at the cooperative.
Afternoon making burlap bags or metal working with local artisans.
Dinner in farmer’s home.

Accommodations and Meals

CC International provides all food, lodging and project coordination so that your volunteer team can focus on completing projects. Volunteers will stay in lodgings that have been inspected and approved by CCI. CCI provides all transportation once volunteer teams have arrived in Puerto Rico (Flights to Puerto Rico are not included in the Project Service Fee).

Safe and clean sleeping areas
Clean and functional bathroom facilities
Sanitary food services
Access to medical support
Onsite communications
Fresh water


The recreation program will vary based on the location of your project. Possible activities include rainforest hiking, rafting, surfing, snorkeling and horseback riding. The recreational activity is included in the project service fee.

Project Service Fee

The Project Service Fee of $985.00 per person is based on seven nights and eight days, and includes all food, lodging, in country transportation, full time volunteer coordinator, project materials, liability insurance, and educational/recreational activity. The Project Service Fee does not include flights to and from Costa Rica. Fill out a volunteer team sign up form to get started.