Cambodia - February 2020 (THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL)

Start your year right by building homes for families in need of a decent place to live in Battambang, Cambodia.

Build Dates:

1 - 9 February 2020

Cost: £1650 (click for breakdown)

Housing in Battambang

Obtaining and owning land is difficult in Cambodia. This inability to own land marginalises communities and groups who are left unable to improve upon their living situations.

As you integrate with the communities of Battambang you will learn more about the increasing informal settlement issues as you help to build safe and secure housing.

Read more about Cambodia

What will you do?

Through use of a mechanical press, you will make Compressed Earth Blocks from dry inorganic subsoil, non-expansive clay and aggregate which will form the walls of the new house.

You can also expect to be laying foundations, carrying materials, laying blocks and flooring, and many more construction activities.

Itinerary

  • 1 Feb. – Arrival in country, meeting the team, team welcome dinner
  • 2 Feb – Team orientation and transfer to Battambang
  • 3-6 Feb. – Building on site
  • 7 Feb. – Half day build, closing ceremony and farewell dinner
  • 8 Feb. – Cultural activities and Transfer to Siem Reap
  • 9 Feb. – Depart for UK or onward travel

I was really happy and excited when the volunteer team built the house. I can say that this is my own house as compared to the old one where we were considered illegal dwellers. Now we own this house and plot. We are no longer squatters; we have a decent place to live. Tes Theary (mother of three)
Andrew cala big build
The legacy of giving someone secure accommodation in which they can build their lives from is just amazing. Andrew - Dedicated Volunteer
Nicola Barclay in India
I was humbled by what I witnessed in Mumbai and the surrounding rural area and can only stress to others considering taking part in future builds just how fulfilling an opportunity it really is. Nicola Barclay, Women Build volunteer 2017
Joseane Brazil beneficiary
My house represents a safe place where I can raise my 3 daughters in a safe environment. Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make my dreams come true. Joseane - Homeowner in Recife, Brazil

Further Information

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Safeguarding

All Habitat for Humanity entities that host international volunteers go through a rigorous vetting process every year to ensure...

Safeguarding

All Habitat for Humanity entities that host international volunteers go through a rigorous vetting process every year to ensure.that they are meeting all required health, safety, and security standards as set by Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). This includes ensuring that the hotel is safe and secure, catering and restaurants meet hygiene standards, and that the situation on the ground is conducive to volunteers being able to perform their tasks in a safe environment.

Our Team Leaders are trained to constantly assess risks both on and off of the build site. They are also fully trained in how to seek assistance if the situation on the ground changes over the course of the build.The risk assessment for Global Village destinations is performed by the Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) Senior Specialist, Safety and Security.

Medical and Evacuation insurance is provided for volunteers in the case of injury, illness, or the need to leave the area or country due to factors out of Habitat for Humanity’s control.

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Fundraising

All Habitat for Humanity entities that host international volunteers go through a rigorous vetting process every year to ensure...

Fundraising

Fundraising is as easy as telling your friends, family and co-workers about why you build with Habitat for Humanity. They may even ask to join the team!

We set you up with a great team page that you can connect to and build your own individual fundraising pages from.

When you register, you will receive a link to the fundraising team page so you can get set up.

The website is also full of useful resources to spread the word!

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Cost Breakdown

Every trip includes a direct contribution to Habitat for Humanity’s work, and the rest covers your...

Cost Breakdown

Every trip includes a direct contribution to Habitat for Humanity’s work, and the rest covers your volunteer experience.

Registration Fee

The registration fee is payable upon registration. This portion of the costs cannot be fundraised, and is non-refundable.

Minimum Fundraising Target

You may choose to fundraise or pay this amount after the registration fee has been paid.

Part of your fundraising target is a donation. The donation is split between supporting the team on ground, and supporting programmes in other countries supported by Habitat for Humanity GB.

The rest of your fundraising covers your trip expenses, such as food, activities, and accommodation.

Fundraising is easy: It’s as easy as telling your friends, family and co-workers about why you build with Habitat for Humanity. They may even ask to join the team! We set you up with a great website and coaching for success.

Not Included:

  • *Flights not included
  • *Vaccinations & visas are also not included in the price

Accommodation

You will stay 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 at the hotel or a nearby restaurant.

Travel

Flights are not included in the trip cost, you need to organise them yourself. You can arrange to travel with other team members if you wish to - we let everyone organise their flights according to their own preferences. We can meet you at the airport or hotel.

Medical

We are not medical professionals, so before you travel please consult your GP or a travel clinic about the risks associated with your destination and what jabs you will need. The Fit for Travel website is a great starting point for identifying common risks such as malaria, zika, and other diseases.

Friends & Family

Yes - you can come with a friend or as a group - the more the merrier! You must be aged 18 to take part in the build on your own. If you are aged 16 or 17 you can sign up but, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Insurance

All volunteers will be covered for emergency medical care in country through our insurance policy with Chubb. The coverage period is for the build dates only and cannot be extended for personal travel. Please note that this is emergency medical and evacuation insurance only and does not cover personal items or flights, therefore it is worth considering supplemental travel insurance.

Meet the team

Jemma Reid

Jemma

Hello! I am the Volunteering Coordinator based in the Habitat for Humanity GB office. From the moment you sign up, to the time to arrive back home I will be on hand to support you. I am passionate about volunteering, and have spent many months volunteering around the world on a variety of different projects.
Mark Doogan

Mark Doogan

Your Team Leader will be in-country with you, supporting you throughout the Build. This means that they will be on hand to support you before, during, and after the Build, so please send them any questions that you have.
RHS team photo with hands in the middle

In-Country Team

The staff in country will be looking after you during your time in country alongside your Team Leader. From making sure that things run smoothly, to ensuring that you have aims for the day, they will be on hand to support you during the build.

Isn’t it wonderful to be able to give back to your community, even if it’s a small bit? Matt and I spent the morning volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity build, and every time we do things like this it’s always a humbling experience that also gives us renewed pride in our little community. There are so many ways and opportunities to get out there and volunteer your time, talents, and efforts to help your local community and I urge you all to get involved! It doesn’t take much just your willingness to help. Now that it is raining and turned into quite a chilly fall day we’re cozying in with a good snuggly blanket a movie and our hound. Speaking of cozy, how cozy does this family room in sweetshadylane look? I could definitely spend a rainy dreary day like today in it! 📸: sweetshadylane •


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