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Habitat Vancouver Island North

Campbell River


Volunteer in Vancouver Island whilst giving a "hand up" to families in need


June 21 - 28 2020

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North has built 20 affordable housing units in the Comox Valley and 12 in Campbell River. Because three families eventually sold their homes back to Habitat after they improved their financial situation, the affiliate has been able to serve a total of 35 homeowners. Since 2017, Habitat Vancouver Island North has embarked on its most ambitious building yet as a result of a significant acquisition of land capital, and in 2019 they received Habitat for Humanity Canada's 2019 Epic Engagement award. 

477 Hilchey Road, Campbell River

11 homes in a multi-phased project 2017 through 2020

Units 6-11: Homeowner occupied.

Duplex 4/5: First floor walls are up, second floor stairways and sub-floor is in, ready to frame second floor walls, then constructing main roof and front porch.

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North operate two ReStores, which help fund the building of new homes. Profits from the ReStores cover operating costs, so 100% of donations go directly to programming. In 2017, the local Habitat launched Invest In Yourself, a free financial planning course. The program is based on Habitat's homeowner education program, but expanded to benefit the whole community.


Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North

Founded in 2004, Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is based out of the Comox Valley, serving North Vancouver Island from Bowser to Port Hardy. 

The economic engine of Campbell River is driven by the primary and secondary resources sectors. Recent trends show a shortage of skilled workers as film, forestry, and mining attempt to rebound.  

Habitat Building or in-country schedule (subject to change)

 Sunday, June 21st

 Arrive in Campbell River

 Monday, June 22nd  

 Cultural Day and Welcome Orientation

 Tuesday, June 23rd - Friday, June 26th

 Build days

 Saturday, June 27th 

 Final build day and Farewell

 Sunday, June 28th

 Depart Campbell River

Typical Housing Solutions

Single family household. 
Typical Volunteer Tasks
Framing, insulation, drywall, windows, doors, flooring, trim, painting and landscaping. 

Habitat Individual Donation

The Habitat individual donation for this 8 day opportunity to build with Habitat Vancouver Island North is approximately $1,895 (1) + Air Transportation (2) 

(1) The Habitat individual donation covers all costs associated with hosting volunteers on the project site as well as support to the project and programs of the local HFH organization: room and board, orientation materials, transportation, traveler's medical insurance, and a donation to Habitat Vancouver Island North and to Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village programs. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for this individual donation. 

(2) Participants will need to independently arrange and pay for air transportation from their point of departure to Campbell River and must be done in consultation with the Team Leader. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the eligible airfare.

Team Leaders: Laura Libralato and Tessy Sagan

Hi, my name is Laura Libralato and I am delighted to be co-leading the build to Vancouver Island North. This will be my seventh Global Village build, and second as a co-leader. I have had five extraordinary experiences in Kauai - Hawaii, Braga - Portugal, Charlottetown - PEI, Santiago - Chile, Whitehorse - Yukon, and one upcoming to Sonsonate - El Salvador. Unique, rewarding, enriching and inspiring are words that come to mind to describe my Habitat experiences. Thank you Jimmy Carter! (he inspired me years ago as a teenager and again when I heard about his concept and dream of Habitat for Humanity.) I am an active person participating in road cycling, skiing (on snow and on the water), years of dragon boat competing, hiking at high elevation and spending time on the water in a kayak or SUP. Having been around kids and teens as a 31 year veteran in education, one needs outlets. Yoga is another staple in my life. I’ve had a great transition from teaching, leading wellness and mental health workshops and searching for the next learning opportunity. I can’t think of a better way to continue my transition then by way of lending a hand and offering a helping hand. The opportunities provided to me on previous builds have helped to improve my construction skills and reaffirmed the importance of having a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard. I am looking forward to making new friends on the job site, in quiet conversations over a meal or morning coffee.  

Hola, my name is Tessy Sagan and I live in Burlington, just west of Toronto. My love of travel and exploration has led me to many places and adventures, including living in South America for two years. I participated in my first build to Hungary in 2007 and since then I have been fortunate to lead builds to Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Portugal, Vancouver Island, Armenia and PEI. Each experience has been unique and rewarding, combining the opportunity to travel to a new place and experience the culture, while meeting new people and making a difference in the lives of others. I am thrilled to be returning to build in Vancouver Island North and I look forward to another great experience. No construction experience is required, just an open heart and an adventurous spirit. If you have any questions about the build, please contact me at tsagan16@hotmail.com.  Or, you can apply now by using our on-line application.

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