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Habitat Indonesia - Yogyakarta


Volunteer on a new Global Village project whilst supporting a 'hand up' to vulnerable populations in Indonesia


May 4 - May 15, 2019

Our team will work alongside local masons in Yogyakarta to help construct a new home for a local family. Habitat Indonesia's projects in Selopamioro - Yogyakarta are focused on supporting new home construction and improving sanitation to increase the quality of life and ensure a healthy living environment.


Habitat for Humanity Indonesia

Habitat for Humanity Indonesia was established on May 1, 1997 and currently has 4 branch offices, namely Batam, Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Surabaya. Its largest program was rebuilding after the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami with more than 8,000 families helped. Since its establishment until the end of December 2017, Habitat for Humanity Indonesia has assisted more than 52,912 families, with the construction of new homes, renovation of old houses, provision of clean water and public toilets, and the construction of community facilities. Through multi-stakeholder partnerships, the Yogyakarta branch focuses on construction of decent and affordable housing with special attention given to the local culture in the design of housing solutions. The village of Selopamioro is located 45 minutes south of Yogyakarta and has a population of 14,387 with a majority living in poverty. Habitat Indonesia aims to improve the overall community condition through constructing 568 decent houses and 500 public toilet facilities by 2020. To find out more about Habitat for Humanity Indonesia, please visit their website, here

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

 Saturday May 4

 Arrive in Adisucipto International Airport (Yogyakarta)

 Sunday May 5   

 Welcome orientation 

 Mon May 6 - Fri May 10 

 Build days 

 Saturday May 11   

 Team R&R, as determined by Team Leader

 Sunday May 12

 Team R&R, as determined by Team Leader

 Monday May 13 

 Build day

 Tuesday May 14

 Build and dedication ceremony

 Wednesday May 15 

 Return to Canada

Typical Housing Solutions

Habitat Indonesia focuses on building new houses, water sanitation, access to clean water and public toilets. The total housing need is 568 homes, of those more than 500 houses do not have access to toilets.

Typical Volunteer Tasks
1. Mixing mortar 2. Brick laying 3. Floor slab construction 4. Moving material 5. Painting 6. Sanding

Habitat Individual Donation

The minimum individual donation to Habitat for this 12 day opportunity to build with Habitat Indonesia is approximately $2,059.00 (1) + excluding Air Transportation (2) + approximately $350.00 Team Debrief activities (3)

(There may be costs related to passports, visa and immunizations etc., which are the responsibility of the volunteer and are not eligible for tax receipts) 


(1) The Habitat individual donation covers all costs associated with hosting volunteers on the project site as well as support the project and programs of the local HFH organization: room and board, ground transportation to and from build site, orientation materials, traveler's medical insurance, and a donation to Habitat Indonesia 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 Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This must only be done once project dates and final project have been confirmed by the Team Leader. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the eligible airfare.

(3)  The costs of any Team R&R activities are not eligible for a tax receipt and are not paid to Habitat for Humanity Canada.

Should volunteers need assistance with booking flights or rest day activities, insurance or other services they may be interested in, the Team Leader will provide a list of travel agents registered with the Travel Industry Council of Ontario.

Team Leader

My name is Neetash Patel, this will be my 8th build with Global Village and I am excited for you to join me in this experience.

Habitat for Humanity has been a tremendous connection for me, combining & sharing my love for travel, philanthropy & food. There is nothing more special than seeing the results of your time, resources and effort; and these builds offer just that.

Global Village builds represent an opportunity to get off the normal tourist path and connect with communities through building a house. In addition to working with a family to improve their life we support the local economy, and actively help to shape the globe.

I have been fortunate to work my way around the world, and have called Calgary home since 2002. I am firm believer in living life and usually pretty passionate about all things. I am sports & rehab chiropractor, specializing in Active Release and run a multi-disciplinary team in my own health care clinic. Firm believer of "10 fingers, 10 pies", I enjoy keeping busy with various sports (triathlon, endurance events etc), confirmed bibliophile, volunteer quite a lot, cooking (dare I say kitchen guru?), friends, family (my world comes to a grinding halt when my 7 nieces and nephews come to town)!  Looking forward to meeting you in Indonesia this May.

Feel free to contact me at: patelyyc@gmail.com


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