Sweet Novalee and her awesome mom started collecting lotions and perfumes 6 weeks ago for us to take to Guatemala!! They collected 52 lbs of yummy smelling lotions and perfumes and 100 more hair bows for our community!

We are excited to use these as gifts for our community during this holiday season and we are so grateful for their thoughtful and fun donation!

Sea Turtle Release!

On October 28th a group of awesome Be Humanitarian volunteers were able to release baby turtles back into the Guatemalan sea. These turtles were bought for conservation and hatched in a hatchery. They were purchased instead of being sold on the black market. We are honored to be able to help protect the majestic Parlama Sea Turtle eggs so that they are safe to hatch and be released back into the Guatemalan waters. We hope you enjoy our conservation efforts. Thank you to all those who kindly donated to allow us to save these majestic creatures.

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The Merits of a Volunteer Vacation In Central America
“Collaborating with Local Communities

One of the standout features of volunteer vacations is the opportunity to collaborate with local communities. By working alongside residents, volunteers gain insights into the challenges faced by these communities and the initiatives in place to address them. This hands-on approach fosters a sense of connection and solidarity, breaking down barriers between travelers and locals. The relationships formed during these trips are often profound and lasting, as both sides learn from one another and share their unique perspectives.

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Humanitarian travel agencies specializing in volunteer vacations possess a wealth of knowledge and experience. These agencies meticulously plan and execute trips that combine adventure, service, and cultural immersion. From organizing eco tours that highlight the region’s ecological marvels to curating trips that align with specific causes, these agencies ensure that participants can make a genuine impact while enjoying a well-rounded experience.”

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Fair Trade Adventure
Guatemalan Service Vacation
Jan 14 – 21, 2024

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July Adventure
Guatemalan Service Vacation
July 18 – 29th, 2024

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October Turtle Release
Guatemalan Service Vacation
Oct 17 – 25, 2024

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Our mission is to inspire our volunteers to become global citizens and take a hands-on role in the world around them. We believe our duty is to improve the lives of those in need. We aim to improve the future of some of Guatemala’s most vulnerable people, and help them to break the poverty cycle through early nutrition, education and self sustainability.
You can learn more about how to Be Humanitarian and the work that we are doing from this link https://linktr.ee/behumanitarian Tobie is the founder and director of the nonprofit Be Humanitarian. Tobie leads service vacations to Guatemala to help companies, families, and individuals give back while rediscovering what really matters.
If you ever have an issue with anything we write about please let us know. We want to make sure we are always serving you at the highest level. We understand that there are many great organizations doing great work around the world. We aim to be a beacon of love and hope and we sincerely appreciate your support and friendship. It is our greatest goal to spread the belief that we can all be humanitarians in our simple, everyday interactions. We try our best to do good in the world and we welcome you to join us. Tobie was recently asked “Why she is passionate about our work in Guatemala and this is her reply …
Why am I passionate about Be Humanitarian? Because the obstacles facing our world may feel big however the obstacles of living in Guatemala have historically been even more difficult. Guatemala consistently ranks around the fourth most malnourished country in the world where about half of all children under the age of five are chronically malnourished. Keeping children in school is a constant struggle as indigenous girls typically attend school for 3 years until they are needed to work in the home or in the fields. For many years I led groups of volunteers to visit orphanages in Guatemala where we offered love and hope to the children there. I was dumbfounded to learn that many children have two living parents that simply couldn’t afford to feed their child and so they placed them in an orphanage to make sure they received food and an education. It was then that I decided to support the fragile family and stop children from being placed in the system when they have parents who love them. As a mother, I simply couldn’t imagine the heartbreak of choosing to give my daughters to strangers to raise to ensure that they ate. Be Humanitarian works closely within the community to ascertain the needs of the families and we have created trust within the community which allows us to intimately know the families we serve. Over the years we have donated thousands of books to fill empty shelves, created libraries, paid children’s tuition, provided hundreds of thousands of meals and thousands of backpacks full of school supplies. We have delivered water filters, installed wood burning stoves and taught our families how to make their own bookshelves so they could organize their homes.
Be Humanitarian has been working diligently to ease the burdens of everyday life in Guatemala for the last 11 years. We firmly believe that we can positively impact our communities by keeping families intact while providing educational opportunities, creating income opportunities and supporting self sufficiency programs such as our volunteer run nutrition program and garden tower projects. We firmly believe that a small group of dedicated individuals can make the world a better place.
Stories about our personal experiences are yours to share. Feel free to forward any of our emails to your community. The more humanitarians we have in the world, the better the world will be. Know that we are grateful for your support, your readership, and look forward to you joining us on the adventure.

Thank you all so much for being a part of our world,
Tobie, Darrin, Chelsea, Danka, Dana, Jen and William

Tobie Spears
Founder / Director
Be Humanitarian


Be Humanitarian 501c3
Pleasant Grove UT 84062