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May 27 - June 5, 2017
In lifting another person we lift ourselves - "Helen Keller"
The Global Village Poland team is looking for like-minded, flexible individuals wishing to improve the lives of "one more family". This is a great opportunity to travel with a purpose, experience a different culture, have fun and meet new friends!
As a former member of the Eastern Bloc, Poland has to deal with the legacy left by communist economic and social policies. Despite tremendous reforms, overcrowded housing without proper sanitation is still the reality for too many of Poland’s low-income working families. These families are often forgotten behind the walls of aging Soviet-style apartment buildings.
Faced with severe housing shortage, the low-income families often have no choice but to live in substandard housing which threatens their health and safety.
Tell me about Habitat for Humanity Poland:
HFH Poland was founded in 1992 in Gliwice, as the first Habitat presence in Europe The organization operates through a National Office in Warsaw and second office in Gliwice, both being registered as Organizations of Public Benefit. They respond to poverty housing through a number of activities, including construction of new houses, renovations of apartments and institution facilities, advocacy and micro-loan programs.
So far, 113 housing units have been built and more than 1450 families have a safe decent home.
What will I be doing?
Typical tasks include demolition, insulation, plastering, painting , remodelling , landscaping, digging footings, cement work.
What will my week look like?
- Saturday May 27: Arrive in Krakow; Welcome dinner; Overnight in Krakow
- Sunday May 28: Krakow walking Tour; Travel to Gliwice; Orientation
- Monday May 29 : Build day
- Tuesday May 30: Build day
- Wednesday May 31: Visit local Gliwice attractions and projects
- Thursday June 1: Build day
- Friday June 2: Build day
- Saturday June 3: Build day; Dinner with family
- Sunday June 4: Travel back to Krakow; R&R day trip; Farewell dinner
- Monday June 5: Depart for home or other travels
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
Our lodging will be in a basic, safe and clean hotel with two or more people sharing a room. We will have breakfast at the hotel, lunch at or near the worksite, and explore local restaurants for our dinners. Snacks and bottled water will be provided at the worksite.
What will it cost?
|This cost for this 10 day opportunity to build in Poland is approximately
$2,390 + round-trip airfare + $ 360 R&R
The trip cost includes: lodging, food, ground transportation, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH Poland and the Global Village program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for air transportation from their point of departure to Krakow Poland. This arrangement should be done in consultation with the team leader.
*Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the trip cost and the eligible airfare – these will be 2 separate receipts. The costs for R&R portion of the trip are not eligible for a tax receipt and this money must not be sent to HFH Canada. Your team leader will let you know how to pay this.
There are additional travel costs such as passport, visa and immunizations which the team leader will discuss with you. These costs are not tax deductible.
Meet the Team Leader: Angie Salonen
My name is Angie Salonen. My first Habitat experience was in Kenya in 2009, where I got " hooked" , and have been involved with this amazing organization since. I have had the opportunity to lead teams, to Kenya, El Salvador, Nepal, Zambia, Cambodia, Poland and Portugal. I enjoy meeting and working with like minded volunteers, with the goal to improve the life of " one more family"!
Please feel free to contact me at: email@example.com if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!