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Build a home and sustainable opportunities in rural China!
August 19, 2017 to August 30, 2017
One of the world’s oldest cultures and largest countries, China is unique in their deep familial relationships, religious traditions and rich culture. In partnership with the government and the local Disabled Persons’ Federation, Habitat for Humanity China will provide housing for disabled families throughout the countryside. Partner with Habitat for Humanity China to help bring strength, stability and independence to a family in need of a decent place to live. As you build with the family, you’ll be welcomed into the community, eat traditional food and meet the neighbours whose community you’re helping to improve. This trip is a unique opportunity to experience life inside the culture!
After volunteering during the day, you will have free time in the evenings for excursions, relaxation and reflection. During your days off, you and your team will enjoy touring markets and other historical sites.
Global Village sends volunteers to build with Habitat for Humanity projects across the world. Get your hands dirty on the work site, meet families whose housing situations have been improved with Habitat’s help, experience the country like an insider and do it all alongside a team of like-minded volunteers. No experience is required! This build is your next step with Habitat to make the world a better place.
Type of work for volunteers:
Some of the tasks include:
- moving dirt and bricks
- digging for septic tanks
- bending rebar
- mixing and pouring concrete
- and laying block foundation
All tools and construction site materials will be provided by the affiliate, and a professional construction leader will always be present on-site.
|Day 1||Arrive mid-day Saturday at Guillin International Airport|
|Day 2||Orientation - Travel to Build location and learn about Habitat's work|
|Day 3- 7||Build. Your team will build with local, skilled construction workers and the future homeowners.|
|Day 8-9||Explore. Be immersed in local culture and experience the community firsthand while getting to know your team.|
|Day 10-11||Build and farewell with Community|
|Day 12||Goodbyes. Continue your journey in China independently or head home.|
(Please note that the above itinerary may be subject to change)
Meals and accommodations:
The team will stay in modest, comfortable hotels in double-occupancy rooms. Lunch will be on the build site, while breakfast and dinner will be at the hotel or local restaurants.
This 12 day trip to China will cost
The trip cost includes: lodging, food, ground transportation, traveller’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH China and the Global Village program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for air transportation from their point of departure to Guangxi China. This arrangement should be done in consultation with the team leader.
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.
*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.
Meet the Team Leader: Barbara Lesage
I have been supporting the Habitat for Humanity organization since 2006 as a team member and a team leader. There is nothing like helping and working alongside partner families to help them realize their dreams of having their own house – a dream that may take many years to come to fruition. Each trip comes with new friends, once-in-a-lifetime memories and an amazing feeling of being able to part of it all. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application!
Your team leader, Barbara Lesage, will lead this team in the field and would love to speak with you. Email Barbara at: email@example.com