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Have you been contemplating a visit to a foreign land to offer a "hand up" …not a hand out? Then consider joining us in this remarkable, cross-cultural experience where our team's motivation is to build a simple, decent, and affordable house for a family.
Volunteers not only help to build a home but build hope while enriching the spirit of a local community, contribute to the local economy (through the purchase of local building materials and supplies) and develop life-long connections with fellow teammates. Memories are created to last a lifetime!!
*No previous travel, construction skills, or experience required to join our team. Just a genuine, compassionate heart; a flexible, positive attitude; and a willingness to learn the way local masons construct while utilizing the limited resources at hand.
According to World Bank survey, 11 percent of households in Macedonia are not connected to the water network, 36 percent are not attached to the sewage network, 12 percent are without a kitchen and 15 percent are without a toilet. Although substandard quality dwellings have been officially estimated at 12 percent of the dwelling stock in Macedonia, it is estimated that the number of families living in substandard conditions is much higher. Living conditions in rural areas are especially bad. The primary need is access to water and proper sewage systems.
This 9 day opportunity to build in Macedonia will cost approximately
Happy Day, my name is Kathryn Petrovich and I am ecstatic to be leading a Global Village team with Habitat Canada to build in Macedonia! I adore everything Habitat. My personal involvement with the non-profit has been extensive for numerous years, as a volunteer both locally here at home and abroad. My central focus has been working as an international, team lead where I plan and organize the overseas trip details for the team, and help manage varying aspects of the detailed process while in-country. Additionally, I have had the privilege and joy of working at Habitat Canada (coordinating teams like this one!) with the Global Village department, so it’s fair to say I am fully immersed and engaged with the mission and values.
I am grateful to have had the privilege of leading diverse groups globally. This will be my 13th GV build and first visit to the region. Being a respectful, positive, team player are the main pre-requisites to join my team – correction: *our team*.
My passion is travelling to the unknown, creating meaningful memories for others, giving back, and being immersed in a nation’s culture while learning directly from native residents organically. And what better way to lend a hand, and experience new traditions in a local community abroad, than through a Global Village build!!If you are open-minded, adaptable and would like to be a part of an extraordinary crew who will make a substantial difference for a family and community (and surprisingly within yourself too) – I would really love to hear from you!
You may contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about this trip or apply now using our on-line application.