2021 Lifetouch Memory Mission
Volunteer Information & Application
During the Lifetouch Memory Mission, volunteers will help to construct an environmentally responsible schoolhouse made from bottles and inorganic trash, a bottle classroom in rural Guatemala. Volunteers will visit with community members and provide ''Picture Day '' for children and families.
Selection of Volunteers
The School Superintendents Association (AASA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and National PTA, in partnership with Lifetouch (“Sponsors”), are sending volunteers from each organization for a Lifetouch Memory Mission to Guatemala.
Members of AASA, NAESP, NASSP, NSBA and National PTA, educators and eligible Lifetouch and Shutterfly employees in good standing as of the date of travel, who will be 21 years of age as of September 18, 2020. Employees must have been employed by Lifetouch or Shutterfly for a minimum of two years at the time of the Memory Mission and have supervisor approval. Participants of the past Memory Missions are not eligible.
On or about September 28, a random drawing will be held to select volunteers. Volunteers will be notified by telephone or email. The odds of being selected depend on the number of applications received from each organization.
Memory Mission dates are Wednesday, January 20 through Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
We will be supporting a rural community in Guatemala, located in the department (state) of Chimaltenango. This department is approximately two hours from Guatemala City and about 30 minutes from Antigua.
A passport valid through August 1, 2021, is required for travel to Guatemala. Visit http://travel.state.gov/ or http://passportcanada.gc.ca for information and fees. Obtaining a passport can be an involved process. Allow an appropriate length of time for this process. The volunteer must pay any fees for this service.
While the cost of sending volunteers is borne by Lifetouch through company contributions and fundraising efforts, sponsors, employees, friends and families, participants are encouraged to help fundraise to offset the cost of building materials, supplies and expenses.
Transportation, Meals, & Lodging
Volunteers will travel by coach air transportation from their nearest major airport to Guatemala City, Guatemala. They will take a private bus to the hotel. They may be required to share bedrooms. Men and women will be housed separately. Communal meals will be provided.
Submit completed online application no later than 5 p.m. central time on Friday, September 18. One application per person.