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Campbell River, Vancouver Island, BC
August 11 - 18, 2018
Do you want to make a difference in the life of a family that needs a hand up? Are you willing to work alongside other volunteers and have some fun while you do? Then we want you on our team! No construction experience is required – just a flexible attitude, and a willingness to learn.
Why should I go to Campbell River?
Named one of the top five quality of life destinations in North America, Campbell River offers a balanced lifestyle surrounded by nature. With the waters of Discovery Passage at the shoreline and majestic mountains as a backdrop, Campbell River, a city with friendly small-town character, is located at the 50th parallel, midway along Vancouver Island’s eastern shore. It is the third largest city on Vancouver Island, with a population of 32,000.
Natural beauty and community amenities offer an unparalleled lifestyle that gives residents, businesses and visitors room to grow and space to breathe. Hiking, golfing, fishing skiing, wildlife watching, Campbell River has it all!
Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North
Founded in 2004, Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North Society is based out of the Comox Valley, serving Northern Vancouver Island from Bowser to Port Hardy.
To-date, they have built 12 affordable housing units in the Comox Valley and eight in Campbell River. Habitat for Humanity, Vancouver Island North is now entering the most ambitious period in their 13-year history. The recent purchase of two large parcels of land, will enable them to build eight more homes in Campbell River and 10 in Courtenay.
For more information about HFH Vancouver Island north please visit www.habitatnorthisland.com.
What will my week look like?
- Saturday, August 11 – Arrive in Campbell River
- Sunday, August 12 – Cultural Day
- Monday, August 13-Friday, August 17 – Build days
- Saturday, August 18 – Depart for home or extended travel
(Please note that the above itinerary may be subject to changes)
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
Our lodging will be at one of the local hotels (with double occupancy). Breakfast will be taken at the hotel, lunch at the build site and dinner at local restaurants. Snacks and water will be provided at the worksite.
What will it cost?
|The cost for this 8 day opportunity to build in Campbell River is approximately
$1,540 + round-trip airfare
The trip cost covers: lodging, food and ground transportation for the build portion of the trip, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH Vancouver Island North and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to Campbell River, British Columbia. Flight arrangements must be made 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.
Meet the Team Leader: Ken Caissie
Hello, I’m Ken Caissie and I’m excited to be on another HFH build in Canada. Travelling with HFH internationally is fun and rewarding, but I believe we need to help at home as well. I have been fortunate to have visited every province and territory in Canada. It is beautiful, big, and diverse. Since 2007, I have been on Canadian HFH builds in Iqaluit, Whitehorse, Alberta, Prince Edward Island, and Halifax. I look forward to adding Vancouver Island to the list! My other builds have been to Louisiana, Hungary, and New Zealand. This will be my 12th HFH trip and my third as Team Leader.
I hope you like what you see and will join us on this Habitat for Humanity Build to Campbell River. Please contact me at your earliest convenience if you require information on this trip, the Campbell River build location, itinerary, budget, planned activities, and any other questions you may have. Thanks for stopping by!
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