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Habitat Vancouver Island North

Campbell River

 

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

 

July 14th - July 21st 2019

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North have built 12 affordable housing units in the Comox Valley and eight in Campbell River. Because two families eventually sold their homes back to the local Habitat after their financial situation improved, Vancouver Island North have been able to serve a total of 22 homeowner families. They are now entering the most ambitious period in their 13-year history. The recent purchase of two large parcels of land, totaling 1.82 acres, will enable Vancouver Island North to build eight more homes on 477 Hilchey Road in Campbell River and 10 on Lake Trail Road in Courtenay over the next three years. 

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, July, 14th  

 Arrive in Campbell River

 Monday, July 15th     

 Cultural Day and Welcome Orientation

 Tuesday, July 16th - Friday, July 19th 

 Build days

 Saturday, July 20th  

 Final build day and Farewell

 Sunday, July 21st

 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 $1,830 (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 Leader

Hi! Let me start by saying thank you for your interest in supporting Habitat for Humanity Global Village.

My name is Scott and I am a Newfoundlander living in Ontario for a number of years now.

During my first career I worked in the Automotive industry. I have since devoted myself to sharing my experiences and knowledge with young people as a high school teacher.

I have always enjoyed learning about, sharing with and meeting a wide variety of people.

Volunteering in Toronto when I first arrived gave me all of these, and I have continued to do so in many ways ever since. Part of my volunteer experience was supporting the homeless population in downtown Toronto. Over time, I wanted to learn more about and contribute to solutions; that is where Habitat for Humanity came into focus.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been involved on a number of builds so far which has allowed me to be a part of teams that included incredible people. Furthermore, it allowed me to meet and experience communities in very unique ways. Lastly, it has allowed me to share with people in ways that I can immediately see how my efforts have made a positive difference. I hope you will find the same level of reward that I do.

Please feel free to contact me at scottwade@hotmail.ca if you would like to learn more about the trip or apply now using our on-line application. 

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