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For more information, contact Global Village at:  globalvillage@habitat.ca, or call (800) 667-5137

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Flathead Valley, Montana 

July 8 - 15, 2018

Enjoy your summer by building a home for a family!

Come join us for a life changing experience and help build a safe and decent home for a family in beautiful Flathead Valley. If you love the outdoors this trip to Montana is perfect for you! We will be staying in a very unique setting in the valley - very close to Flathead Lake and the gateway to Glacier National Park. The area is renowned for its natural beauty and offers multiple recreational activities including hiking, water sports, biking, fishing, and camping.

Why should I go to Montana?

Together we will spend a week helping with the construction of an affordable, energy efficient family home for a partner family. Under the guidance of experts, our tasks may include laying the foundation, framing, roofing, installing windows and doors, insulation, painting and finish work. Habitat for Humanity Flathead is building several townhouses in the area in 2018 and we will be contributing to the construction of one of these homes.

Habitat for Humanity Flathead Valley

Habitat for Humanity Flathead Valley is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through construction, rehabilitating and preserving homes: by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help those improve their shelter conditions.

Habitat for Humanity of Flathead Valley houses are simple, decent and affordable to those that earn between 30-60% of the median income for the valley.

What will my week look like?

  • Sunday, July 8 – Arrive in Kalispell
  • Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13 – Build days
  • Saturday, July 14 – Cultural Day excursion to Glacier National Park
  • Sunday, July 15 – 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?

The team will be staying at the Deep Bay Center. Meals will be a mix of self-catered at the camp as well as team visits to local restaurants. Lunches, snacks and water will be provided daily at the build site. As part of this trip some flexibility has been introduced to the meal schedule which your team leader will gladly discuss in more detail during the interview process.

What will it cost?

The cost for this 8 day opportunity to build in Montana is approximately
$1,750 + 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 Flathead Valley and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to Kalispell, Montana. 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: Alan Rendall

Hi, I’m Alan and live in Canmore, Alberta, not far from the Flathead Valley. This will be my 15th trip with Global Village. I had such a great time on my first build in El Salvador in 2009 that I decided to become a Team Leader. Having built in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Thailand, Nepal, Malaysia, Portugal, Hawaii, PEI and Edmonton, I am excited to be a part of this inaugural project in Montana, which also represents my first time building in the United States.

Come create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime by joining Global Village today! If you are a flexible individual that enjoys working as a team and helping families we would love to see you in Montana. 

If you have any questions about the trip, please contact me at alan.gvcanada@gmail.com. Or, you can apply now by using our on-line application. 

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