Global Builders – Honduras
Honduras joined The Fuller Center ranks in 2011, but the housing work there has been going on since a group of concerned Georgia Christians began working there in 1998 after Hurricane Mitch. The two men who spearheaded that effort — David Forehand and Frank Purvis — are now with The Fuller Center for Housing, Forehand as a board member and Purvis as a special advisor.
Both men sought to match the gracious and hard-working people of Honduras with The Fuller Center’s dedicated ranks of volunteers as they look to build upon the success in this beautiful coastal area of Honduras that is a tourist mecca.
What will a trip to Honduras be like?
Each trip to Honduras will be with a group of mission-minded volunteers – typically 8-20 total – who want to experience the world, meet new people, and make a difference. No skills required.
Trips last 1-2 weeks and include sightseeing in this Central American nation of mountains and beautiful Pacific coastal beaches.
Project and Country Background
The Fuller Center’s work is in the village of Sana Elena, near Lake Yojoa. Though the land is lush and beautiful, many families live in unsafe wooden shacks.
We are in need of donations great and small (give for Honduras here) and volunteers!
8 a.m. – Breakfast
9 a.m. – Begin building at work site
12 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m.-3 p.m. – Continue building
4 p.m. – Evening free for dinner and relaxation
(Exact schedules can be discussed and set depending on the team’s preferences.)
Type of work
We have identified 7 families, all with children, who own their land and are in need of solid, dry, affordable new homes. New homes will be built with concrete blocks and will typically be about 300 square feet.
Work will typically involve helping the masons and carpenters. At times there will be painting, and any other work related to a particular build.
We will provide necessary tools, but as with most build sites, it never hurts to bring a few small hand tools with you.
Food and Lodging
Volunteers will stay in Las Cabanas, a private place owned by friends of the program in Honduras. As you can see in the pictures, the place is beautiful. In addition to the quaint houses in which volunteers will stay, there is a swimming pool, pool table, working kitchen, and outdoor grill. Much of the property is a sod farm, which means for most of the year it is as green as can be!
We suggest bringing your own toiletries, bedding, towels and blankets.
A van or small bus will be rented to transport the group throughout each day. The distance from the hotel to each worksite will vary, but on average it is about 20 minutes.
Rest, Relaxation, and Siteseeing
Everywhere in Honduras beautiful. At this point, the primary R&R will consist of enjoying the guest facility where the team will stay each night.
Most seven day trips will cost between $700-850. Two-week trips will cost more, ranging between $1,100 and $1,300. More precise budgets are custom and are developed for each trip.
The trip fee includes food, lodging, all in-country transportation, emergency medical and evacuation insurance, and a donation to the project.
As trips with openings become available, we post them at the top of this page. To apply to join their trip, simply click "Join" next to the trip of your choice. To request more information or be put in touch with the team leader, click the "Request more information" button at the top.
If you’re an experienced traveler or team leader, or if you have a group of your own (church, school, etc.), Propose a Trip to let us know what you might like to do!