2023 Lifetouch Memory Mission
Employee Volunteer Information & Application
During the Lifetouch Memory Mission, Lifetouch / Shutterfly employees along with School Superintendents, Principals, Educators, School Board members and PTA members will volunteer to help construct an environmentally responsible schoolhouse made from bottles and inorganic trash, a bottle school in rural Guatemala. Volunteers will visit with community members and provide ''Picture Day'' for children and families.
Lifetouch, in partnership with our national educational association partners throughout North America (collectively, “Sponsors”) are sending volunteers on the Lifetouch Memory Mission to Guatemala.
Lifetouch and Shutterfly eligible employees who are in good standing as of the date of travel, and who will be 21 years of age as of January 18, 2023. Employees must have been employed by Lifetouch / Shutterfly Inc. 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 19, 2022 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.
Memory Mission dates are Wednesday, January 18 through Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
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, 2023, 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 by fundraising efforts of sponsors, employees, friends and families, we encourage participants to help fundraise to offset the cost of building materials, supplies and expenses.
Transportation, Meals, & Lodging
Lifetouch will arrange all the transportation, hotels and meals for each volunteer. All volunteers will travel by coach air transportation from their nearest major airport to a US national hub chosen by Lifetouch. Then the entire group will travel together to Guatemala City, Guatemala. They will take a private bus to our 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 5:00 p.m. central time on Monday, September 12, 2022. One application per person.