What to Bring on a Construction Expedition...

  • Label all bags inside and out with our partners name and address, in case your bag(s) go astray on the way down. 

    • Honduras: Programa de Reconstrucción Rural - La Buena Fe, Zacapa, Santa Barbara, Honduras

    • Guatemala: Mujeres en Acción - Chimaltenango, Sololá, Sacatepequez 

  • Check the number bags, size, and weight of baggage that your airline allows you to bring. Most now charge for all checked bags, so share with a friend.

What World Accord Will Provide 

  • All food

  • All lodging 

  • All transportation

  • All tools and construction supplies

  • First Aid Kit


Your Documents and Money

  • Passport and photocopies of pages 2 & 3

  • Outside Canada health insurance card & copies (You keep safe)

  • Airline e-tickets (print and bring)

  • Alternate photo ID & copy (driver’s license, student card, citizenship certificate, etc.)

  • Prescription medicines 

  • Any extra Donation Money for school supplies etc. to be bought in Honduras

  • $30-300 US cash to convert to local currencies for souvenirs and personal side trip expenses

  • $22 US dollars to visit Mayan Ruins in Copan, Honduras

  • Credit card (1) (for emergency ticket replacement and cash advances)


What to leave at home

  • Expensive Jewellery

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Illegal drugs

  • Expensive watches

  • Canadian money and travellers cheques


Personal Treats

  • Gatorade crystals 

  • Tea

  • Granola/ fruit/ power bars

  • Trail mix

  • Nutella

  • Peanut butter


The general rule is be modest. We are visiting a conservative culture. Comfort rather than style should be your major consideration. Know your tolerance for being dirty; clean work clothes every day or no?

  • Work boots or sturdy shoes - Green tag safety boots are recommended. Make sure all shoes are well broken in.

  • Socks

  • Orthotics

  • Pants - for the worksite and cooler evenings

  • Belt

  • Dress or skirt for free times and/or weekend trip

  • Shorts - not too short.

  • Underwear

  • T-shirts and/or collared shirts (especially for on the work site)

  • Comfortable shirts for after work and weekends

  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt (to cover arms from sun)

  • Sweatshirt/sweater or lined jacket for cooler evenings

  • Polar fleece, if you’re on the January trip

  • Pajamas

  • Flip flops

  • Swim suit for swimming opportunities

  • Handkerchiefs/Kleenex

  • Hat(s) for sun protection – Tilley style keeps ears from burning

  • Bandanas (to cover neck)

  • Rain jacket/poncho, lightweight

For work clothes, any second hand store is a great place to get them. Any unwanted clothes, shoes, etc. can be left at the end of the trip, and our hosts will distribute them.


Optional Recreation Equipment

  • Camera, Memory Cards & Battery Charger

  • Camera Bag/Case

  • Video camera

  • Polaroid camera and film

  • Light reading/books

  • iPod, and charger (we ask that you use your iPod mainly for long bus rides)

  • Bird book for Central America & binoculars

  • Pictures of family, friends, etc.

  • Musical instrument

  • Props for sharing your talents!!


  • Tooth brush, tooth paste & cup

  • Dental floss

  • Brush & comb

  • Shaving gear

  • Soap

  • Antiseptic hand wipes and/or small waterless antibacterial liquid soap (for times when soap and water are not available before eating)

  • Shampoo and Conditioner

  • Deodorant

  • Toilet paper - last 1/4 roll (2) for bus rides or on the job

  • Washcloth & bath towel

  • Feminine hygiene products (as required)

  • Eye glasses/contacts

  • Extra glasses, & case

  • Contact lens cleaner

  • Earplugs, if you are sensitive to night time noises (e.g. roosters, dogs and snorers)

  • Nail clippers

  • Sun block (SPF 30 or more)

  • Chapstick (with sun protection, yes your lips can get burnt!)

  • After-sun moisturizing cream

  • Bug repellent

  • Prescription medicine 

  • Imodium and/or Pepto-Bismol tablets(regular diarrhoea) Complex DIA & Echinacea (homeopathic remedies to prevent traveller’s diarrhoea) or GSE (Grapefruit Seed Extract) in case of a sensitive stomach (capsule form is best



  • Laundry bag

  • Biodegradable cold water laundry soap (or you can buy bar soap in Honduras)

  • Cheap watch

  • Leather palm work gloves (2-3 pairs)

  • Pocket knife (optional for on job site)

  • Sunglasses

  • Flashlight with extra batteries

  • Money belt (under garment)

  • Day bag to bring to the worksite

  • Journal Pen & pencil

  • Songs & readings to share before meals

  • Spanish-English phrase/translation book