Volunteer in India (Delhi) March 2018 (Women Build) -

When:
03/03/2018 to 10/03/2018
Trip Cost:£ 900
Registration fee (Deposit):£ 250
Minimum donation to HFHGB**:£ 500
*Flights not included *After paying the £250 registration fee you can FUNDRAISE the balance of the trip cost.
Total cost of trip:£ 1650

We are inviting women from all walks of life to come volunteer in India at our Women Build in Delhi!

Why Women Build?

In 2018 we will to send a team of women to join India's multinational Women Build. This will be an amazing opportunity to join women from all over the world to build a world where everyone has a safe place to all home.

Women have been an important driving force behind the construction of Habitat for Humanity homes around the world. From Canada and Romania to Kenya and India, women have joined forces to change the lives of families in need of a hand up. 

Through our unique Women Build programme, we harness the power of women to help build homes and hope for hardworking, vulnerable communities that are desperate to change their lives. 

The trip will be an amazing opportunity to work together as a team, make new likeminded friends (whether you're coming on your own or with a friend) and be part of something bigger!

Join This Build

This Build is open to all interested individuals. All volunteers must be 18 years or older on the departure date or 16 years old and accompanied by a parent/ legal guardian. 

To enquire about further information, you can Contact the Team Leader by clicking the button above and completing the form. The Team Leader will be able to tell you more about the Build, the GV programme, and answer your questions.

After paying the registration fee, you can choose to pay or fundraise for the remaining trip cost as many of our volunteers do. 

Ready to sign up?

Spoken to the Team Leader? Reviewed our  our Terms and Conditions and Payment Policy?

  1. Register here
  2. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with many resources to help you fundraise
  3. Start fundraising and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

The Team Leader and our GV staff are here to support you throughout the process, don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions or concerns.

This year, a team of twelve women set out to Chimtewadi village, outside Mumbai, to build alongside Leela Chimte and her family. 

Why are we building in Delhi, India? 

A government 'beautification' project in Delhi uprooted residents from the area of Yamuna Pushtai and relocated them to Bawana. The abrupt move meant livelihoods, possesions and homes were destoyred in the process. It has been a difficult adjustment for many and has set families back into extreme poverty.

The people of Bawana have constructed temporary thatch housing to shelter their families, but these huts offer no relief from harsh Delhi climate of intense summer heat and torrential rains of the monsoon season.  

We are therefore helping the citizens of Bawana build substantial housing—homes that not only improve health and education, but also build stronger communities, safer places for people to do more than merely live, places that allow families to thrive. 

Our work in India

Across the country we are working with low income families to build new homes, rehabilitate slums and provide access to clean water. 

By 2019, we therefore plan to reach out to 500,000 low-income families with improved housing solutions, post-disaster reconstruction and sanitation. 

To meet the country’s vision of a home for all by 2022, India will need to build an additional 110 million housing units.

This figure includes the current shortfall of 60 million units, according to a study conducted by National Real Estate Development Council and KPMG.

Provisional Itinerary

  • 3 March - Arrive in Delhi, meeting team
  • 4 March - Free time for sightseeing, meet other international teams, orientation
  • 5 - 8 March - Build on construction site (Meetings with women in the community and other cultural activities will take place during lunch breaks and evenings)
  • 9 March - half day build, closing ceremony, farewell dinner
  • 10 March - depart for UK or onward travel

Project – House Building and Renovation 

Our Indian office creates sustainable shelter for low income families, aiming to improve sanitation and create safe, decent, affordable homes. 

Typical volunteer activities include:

  • Mixing and pouring concrete for foundations, roofs, and floors
  • Brick laying
  • Flooring
  • Plastering
  • Painting
  • Shifting of bricks, sand, etc.
  • The team will be staying at a hotel near the construction site (this allows us to boost local jobs too!). 
  • Everyone will stay in twin rooms, sharing it with another team member.
  • All the meals are included. Typically breakfast is at the hotel, lunch is on-site or nearby, and dinner is in the hotel or a nearby restaurant. 
  • You can arrange to travel with other team members if you wish to - we let everyone organise their flights according to their own preferences and meet you at the airport or hotel! 
  • Hard hats are provided, but you will have to bring your own steel toe cap boots, gloves and saftey glasses.

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