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East Nepal 2017

31 Mar - 12 Apr

16 - 27 Sept

28 Oct - 8 Nov



Most of the people in East Nepal live in poorly built thatched houses. Like many other places in the world, decent shelter is a symbol of social dignity in Nepal.  The lack of it has been shown to be a barrier to important things in lives such as education, health care and social mobility.  Helping these families to upgrade their current housing will provide a big boost of confidence and often enables them to take the next step, which is usually the education for their children.

Come join our team to build alongside a partner family their first-own-home. Over a period of 6 days at the construction site, our volunteers will experience Nepal in a way unique to GV teams such as building a home using bamboo in a rural community located among rice fields, tasting local cuisines, engage with the locals and share their cultural experiences.

Habitat New Zealand will send 3 groups of volunteers throughout 2017 to build in East Nepal.
 
Location:

East Nepal

Cost:
$6,500

This cost includes return airfares ex-Auckland; in country shared accommodation; meals, bottled water; transportation; build site insurance; Habitat branded gear; administrative expenses and a financial contribution to the project. These costs do not include; visas, inoculations, trip cancellation insurance.

Prices are based on exchange rates at the time the team budget is set.  If the exchange rate moves significantly, we may charge an additional fee.


Download Nepal April Build Info
Download Nepal April Build Details
 

Register for one of these builds today:
Click here to register

Contact:

Michael McLean

Click here to email Mike McLean
  

For September and October builds contact:
Kosala Krishnan

Global Village: (09) 579 4111 Extn 221

Click here to email Global Village

 




 

Samoa Builds 2017
Multiple teams

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand plans to send multiple teams to Samoa to complete our 3 year project.  We are looking for team of 10 for 2 weeks.  Volunteers who are unable to commit to 2 weeks can join the build for 1 week, please contact the team leaders.

The work will include completing unfinished homes as well as building brand new Fale type homes which is 6m by 5m with flat or hip roof on one end and a gable roof at the other end so that this structure can be easily extended by the family as their finances permit.

 
Location:

Upolu and Savaii

 
Cost:

$2,990 - 1 week
$3,490 - 2 weeks

This cost includes return airfares ex-Auckland; in country shared accommodation; meals, bottled water; transportation; build site insurance; Habitat branded gear; administrative expenses and a financial contribution to the project. These costs do not include; visas, inoculations, trip cancellation insurance.

Prices are based on exchange rates at the time the team budget is set.  If the exchange rate moves significantly, we may charge an additional fee.

 
Team A
 
Dates:

13 – 27 May

Team Leader: Jim Dowman

Home: 07 573 8541

Mobile:027 459 1149

Click here to email Jim Dowman

Registration:

Click here to register

Download Info Sheet here
 

Team B

Dates:

24 June - 8 July


Team Leader: Lindsay Unuia (LJ)

Mobile:  027 222 3911
Click here to email LJ

Registration:

Click here to register

Download Info Sheet here

 
Team C

Dates:

19 Aug - 2 Sept


Team Leader: Paul Ungemuth

Home: 09 528 4401
Click here to email Paul

Registration:

Click here to register

Download Team Info Sheet here

 

Team D
 
Dates:

2 - 16 Sept
 

Team Leader: David Lepper

Mobile: 021 975 474
Click here to email David

Registration:

Click here to register

Download Team Info Sheet here

Team E

Dates:

16 - 30 Sept


Team Leader: Rodney Dunlop

Home: 06 753 6098
Click here to email Rodney

Registration:

Click here to register

Download Team Info Sheet here

 





Colombia - Bogota
May 2017 (2-week build)

Nov 2017 (1-week build)


Habitat will be sending our first team of Global Village(GV) volunteers to Colombia in May 2017, led by Lynnette Flowers then Conrad LaPointe in Nov 2017.  Both team leaders are seasoned team leaders, having taken GV teams to several other occasions. 

This time Lynnette will be taking a team of 12 to 15 volunteers to build in Bogota next May.  We will be sending a second team to Bogota in November 2017. 

Habitat Colombia runs various projects including housing improvement, urban recycling or community infrastructure upgrading. Volunteer teams involved in community infrastructure work could be working in schools or local neighbourhoods where the work includes painting, cleaning, organising spaces, building sidewalks or staircases.

The build will be followed by an R&R excursion separately organised and managed by the team leaders.
 

Location:

Bogota

Download Colombia Country Highlights

Download Habitat Colombia GV Program

 
May 2017 (2-week build)
Dates:

20 May - 3 June

Cost:

$3,850 (excludes airfare)

This cost excludes airfares. The cost covers in country expenses including shared accommodation; meals, bottled water; transportation; build site insurance; Habitat branded gear; administrative expenses and a financial contribution to the project. These costs do not include; visas, inoculations, trip cancellation insurance.

Prices are based on exchange rates at the time the team budget is set.  If the exchange rate moves significantly, we may charge an additional fee.

 

Registration:

Click here to register

 
Contact:

Lynnette Flowers

Mobile: 021 2524709

Click here to email Lynnette
 

Nov 2017 (1-week build)
Dates:

Nov 2017

Indicative cost:

tba

This cost includes return airfares ex-Auckland; in country shared accommodation; meals, bottled water; transportation; build site insurance; Habitat branded gear; administrative expenses and a financial contribution to the project. These costs do not include; visas, inoculations, trip cancellation insurance.

Prices are based on exchange rates at the time the team budget is set.  If the exchange rate moves significantly, we may charge an additional fee.

 

Registration:

Click here to register

 
Contact:

Conrad LaPointe

Click here to email Conrad
 




Thailand

Judene Edgar is leading her first team to Thailand this June, taking a team of 15 volunteers to build alongside a family. This will be an amazing opportunity for a life changing experience building a hardworking family a decent place to live.
 
Location:

Thailand


Dates:

24 June - 1 July


Cost:

$3,700

This cost includes return airfares ex-Auckland; in country shared accommodation; meals, bottled water; transportation; build site insurance; Habitat branded gear; administrative expenses and a financial contribution to the project. These costs do not include; visas, inoculations, trip cancellation insurance.

Prices are based on exchange rates at the time the team budget is set.  If the exchange rate moves significantly, we may charge an additional fee.


Registration:

Click here to register

Download team flier
 
Contact:
Judene Edgar

Mobile: 021 54 1927

Click here to email Judene
 




Fiji - Nadi

Jane Mead will once again do her annual build trip to Fiji this July.  Jane will be taking a team of 15 volunteers to and is looking for team members to join her to build for a sugarcane farmer and his family. The home partners are currently living in this settlement area and will participate in the construction of their house. 

This settlement is approximately 1 hour away from the airport in Nadi which requires the team will commute daily to the construction site.  The house will be constructed with wooden flooring which will be raised from the ground, wooden or iron sheet walls and roofs.

 
Location:

Nadi


Dates:

1 - 8 July


Cost:

$3,460

This cost includes return airfares ex-Auckland; in country shared accommodation; meals, bottled water; transportation; build site insurance; Habitat branded gear; administrative expenses and a financial contribution to the project. These costs do not include; visas, inoculations, trip cancellation insurance.

Prices are based on exchange rates at the time the team budget is set.  If the exchange rate moves significantly, we may charge an additional fee.


Registration:

Click here to register

 
Contact:
Jane Mead

Mobile: 021 973 075

Click here to email Jane


 




Indonesia - Yogyakarta


Peter Taylor will be leading this team next July.  The team would travel together from Auckland to build a home in the Sruggo Satu community where Habitat Indonesia has committed to a  2-year project.

This team will be involved in building a brand new home in a week. Local skilled workers will be at hand to oversee and supervise the work and partner family members will also work with the team.  Building experience is not required. You just need to be willing to participate, and be able to travel. We're seeking a team of up to 10 - 15 people.
 

Location:

Yogyakarta

Dates:

8 - 15 July

Cost:

$4,290

This cost includes return airfares ex-Auckland; in country shared accommodation; meals, bottled water; transportation; build site insurance; Habitat branded gear; administrative expenses and a financial contribution to the project. These costs do not include; visas, inoculations, trip cancellation insurance.

Prices are based on exchange rates at the time the team budget is set.  If the exchange rate moves significantly, we may charge an additional fee.


Registration:

Click here to register


Contact:

Peter Taylor

Work: 03 420 4342

Click here to email Peter

 


 



Argentina - Buenos Aires

In Argentina, many families are too poor to finance, manage and build houses through their own scarce means. Approximately 4 million or 1/3 of homes in Argentina are inadequate.

Join one of two teams and spend a week in Buenos Aries to help build a house for a family. You will be working side by side with the families and local volunteers building foundations, mixing and placing concrete and laying bricks. Providing families with a decent home improves quality of life and provides hope. No previous building experience is required, just your enthusiasm and time.

Following the build, take in the sights of South America. Two separate itineraries are available to choose from, see below. 

Register your interest now to secure a place on the team.


For more information, click here to download the Volunteer Handbook

 
Location:

Buenos Aires


Team A

Dates:

11 - 20 Aug 2017


Indicative cost:

tba

This cost includes return airfares ex-Auckland; in country shared accommodation; meals, bottled water; transportation; build site insurance; Habitat branded gear; administrative expenses and a financial contribution to the project. These costs do not include; visas, inoculations, trip cancellation insurance.

Prices are based on exchange rates at the time the team budget is set.  If the exchange rate moves significantly, we may charge an additional fee.
 

Registration:

Click here to register

 
Post-build Tour

This nine-day tour takes in the spectacular lakes, glaciers, mountains and wilderness areas of Patagonia in southern Argentina. Spend time in Ushuaia (end of the world, beginning of everything), Tierra Del Fuego National Park, Calafate and the Los Glaciers National Park. Included are guided glacier walks, trekking, boat rides and off-road travel. 
 
Tour cost: TBA

This tour is organised and managed by Neil Pilbrow, for further information please contact Neil.

 
Contact:

Neil Pilbrow

03 358 9460

Click here to email Neil


 

Team B

Dates:

25 Aug - 3 Sept


Indicative cost:

tba

This cost includes return airfares ex-Auckland; in country shared accommodation; meals, bottled water; transportation; build site insurance; Habitat branded gear; administrative expenses and a financial contribution to the project. These costs do not include; visas, inoculations, trip cancellation insurance.

Prices are based on exchange rates at the time the team budget is set.  If the exchange rate moves significantly, we may charge an additional fee.


Registration:

Click here to register

 
Post-build Tour

The post-build tour for this team is a 7-day tour termed 'Best of Argentina and Brazil'.  It takes you from Buenos Aires to Rio de Jeneiro through Iguazu Falls.
 
Tour cost: TBA

This tour is organised and managed by Nathan Collins, for further information please contact Nathan.
 
Contact:

Nathan Collins

Mobile: 021 855 552

Click here to email Nathan

 




 

India - Yoga Build

The Yoga Build will take place in Pondicherry (1.5 hrs drive, south of Chennai) late October.  This event will host  around 50 volunteers from a few countries. Volunteers will work alongside the partner families at the construction site and local skilled workers will oversee the work and supervise the volunteers.

For more information, click here to download the Volunteer Handbook

 
Location:

Pondicherry


Dates:

28 Oct - 6 Nov


Indicative cost:

$5,795

This cost includes return airfares ex-Auckland; in country shared accommodation; meals, bottled water; transportation; build site insurance; Habitat branded gear; administrative expenses and a financial contribution to the project. These costs do not include; visas, inoculations, trip cancellation insurance.

Prices are based on exchange rates at the time the team budget is set.  If the exchange rate moves significantly, we may charge an additional fee.


Registration:

Click here to register

 
Contact:

Kosala Krishnan

Work: 09 579 4111 Extn 221

Click here to email Global Village


 




 

Cambodia Big Build - Battambang

Battambang, located in north west of Cambodia is the location for the 2017 Habitat Big Build in Asia Pacific region.  This event will see around 200 volunteers converge at the construction site to build around 20 houses during the week.  Like all Global Village builds, partner families will work closely with the volunteer teams and local skilled workers will be at hand to supervise to get the job done.

Habitat New Zealand is planning to send a large team of 100 volunteers to participate at this event. To register your interest, please complete and return the registration form (see below).
 

Location:
Battambang
 
Dates:

11 - 18 Nov


Cost:

$5,995

This cost includes return airfares ex-Auckland; in country shared accommodation; meals, bottled water; transportation; build site insurance; Habitat branded gear; administrative expenses and a financial contribution to the project. These costs do not include; visas, inoculations, trip cancellation insurance.

Prices are based on exchange rates at the time the team budget is set.  If the exchange rate moves significantly, we may charge an additional fee.

 
Registration:

Click here to register

 
Contact:

Overall Team Leader: Dean Eagar
Mobile: 027 237 9720
Click here to email Dean
or
Click here to email Global Village

 


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