HIGHLAND SUPPORT PROJECT

Rating: 4.88 stars   49 reviews

Issues: International

Location: PO Box 7185 Richmond VA 23221 USA

Mission: We work to create models of Transformational Development that foster agency with indigenous communities of the Americas to address critical environmental, social, and economic issues
Results: Each year we connect 300+ volunteers with indigenous communities, with about 14 partner Maya communities in Guatemala, a project with the Apache community in White Mountain, Arizona, and a new project growing in Peru that will work to support and empower women facing discrimination and domestic violence.
Programs: Symmetry Stoves & Trees, Holistic Health Program, Maya Arts Program, White Mountain High Adventure Youth Empowerment Program
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

One of the most fruitful experiences of my life and quite honestly, I think it was life changing. Lupe was an excellent guide, a tad disorganized at times, but over all she did a fantastic job facilitating the trip. I am eager to get and work alongside AMA and the rest of the gang in Guate.

¬°Fue un placer!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

remind student/volunteers about their potential proximity to livestock; as these animals transmit diseases like salmonella. Luckily I did not contract any animal-borne illness, but I was a bit worried considering we were working amidst some pretty bad off animals (i.e. the chickens).

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

My trip with HSP last spring the most rewarding experience of my life. I would recommend this trip to anyone and everyone. It is amazing how much you learn just from stepping outside your comfort zone and seeing how other parts of the world live.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have traveled to Guatemala three times to work with the highland communities who are partnered with the Highland Support Project. Each time I learn more about HSP that makes me proud to be a volunteer with them. They empower individuals and communities to grow through educational partnerships, building partnerships, and leadership-development partnerships. The women's circles particularly touch my heart. HSP never drops in and out. They are with a community for as long as the community wants the partnership.
It is an honor to be associated with HSP.
Sincerely,
Fay Parpart

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can not think of a thing!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love working with this organization! I learned more in one week than I have in years of my life. I now better understand the importance of giving back and making sure that we stay informed about what's going on in our world today and what we can do to help. I would volunteer over and over again!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have traveled with the Highland Support Project twice, once as a volunteer and second as a spring break trip leader. I absolutely loved my time there! The first trip was very much life-changing because of the people and the leaders involved. Ben and Lupe are an inspiration and they have so many amazing ideas to teach and share. I definitely plan on being involved in the future as well.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Highland Support Project is one of the most amazing organizations I have ever had the pleasure of working with! I worked with them in Guatemala in January of 2013 and again in Arizona that every August alongside Nursing Students Without Borders at VCU and was so inspired that I decided to go back a second time in 2014. They are truly an incredible institution dedicated to serving others and creating a safe and comfortable environment for all those interested in helping out their cause. I definitely plan on returning back to work with HSP in the forseeable future and cannot thank them enough for not only opening my eyes, but opening my heart to the wonderfuly generous and couragous work that they do.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

They are a family. I loved working with this group!

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've worked with HSP in the office and in Guatemala for the stove building project in Spring 2014. Volunteering for them has been the most rewarding and fulfilling experience and I can't wait to continue working with them and their amazing efforts. The trip to Guatemala was exciting, smooth, and our groups of students were near old friends by the end (and we never wanted it to end). Volunteering for HSP and getting to know their founders has well has been enlightening to say the least. I've grown passionate for not only non-profit work but also social and political issues within Guatemala. I looooooove this organization, the people behind it, and the women and families they work with in Guatemala.

Juliana

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NONE

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

A wonderful organization, with great people, doing awesome, life-changing work.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you so much for allowing me to help and heal using my butterfly credits at Care2. It's gives me and others a chance to help with all the actions we do. It's such a great feeling sending cement and knowing I am helping families in need and helping the planet.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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