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Habitat Indonesia - Yogyakarta


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


October 5th - 16th, 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 October 5 

  Arrive at Adisucipto International Airport   (Yogyakarta)

 Sunday October 6   

 Welcome orientation 

 Mon October 7 - Fri October 11

 Build days 

 Saturday October 12   

 Team non-build activities, as determined by Team Leader

 Sunday October 13

 Team non-build activities, as determined by Team Leader

 Monday October 14  

 Build day

 Tuesday October 15

 Build and dedication ceremony

 Wednesday October 16

 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 $2,270.00 (1) + excluding Air Transportation (2) + approximately $400 non-build 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 non-build 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

Hellooooooo everyone! My name is Jon Berg and I’m happy to be leading this team to Yogyakarta. Don’t worry, saying it correctly isn’t a pre-requisite for this build.

I’ve had the pleasure of growing up in Montreal until my mid-twenties, moved far east to Halifax for 12 years and now have been in Alberta for the past 2 years. I’m like a large Canadian flea hopping all over the map. Some may say a tick, but we shall leave it as a flea.

I have two fantastic children, two great step-children and feisty blond by my side that loves to build and travel as well. Together in the past 2 years, we’ve been to other destinations such as various parts of China, Philippines, Iceland and Peru. Her passion for hiking has lead me to a life of mandatory cardio.

My first experience with Habitat was with the U.S. affiliate in Alaska for 2 weeks. In the past 6 years, I have lead two teams to Costa Rica, then over to New Orleans, El Salvador and Chile. My philosophy during all these builds has been to have fun, make friends and learn everything you can about a new culture while building alongside a family as they gain a fresh start at life.

We would love to have you on our team! No build experience is required, but a fun, relaxed personality is! Should you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to me at Jonathanberg22@yahoo.ca


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