COINS Romania (Ploiesti) 2018
13 - 18 May 2018
13 - 18 May 2018
Help build new homes alongside local workers and the families who need them.
Typical activities include:
- Mixing and pouring concrete for foundations, roofs, and floors
- Laying Flooring
- Plastering and Painting
- Fitting Insulation
- Carrying and Moving materials
- Laying Foundations
About our building projects
It is important to note that these building projects are not dependent on volunteers, nor created for the sole purpose of “entertaining” them (e.g. voluntourism).
Every day around the world local builders are working on our projects, creating local jobs, and boosting the economy. Volunteers bring a crucial boost to the productivity and a valuable reminder that compassionate people want to help these families and communities to thrive.
We are pleased to be sending COINS to Ploiesti, Romania.
As you work with low income families to build a home, you will provide the most permanent and powerful way to help them build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.
Make Your Impact
This is your unique opportunity to help families build their homes by raising vital funds and directly contributing to our work on the ground. Your days on the construction site, building side by side with the community, will make a real difference for families who need of a safe place to call home. Join a team of volunteers who share your passion for travel with a purpose and see what you can achieve.
Ploiesti, Romania is suffering the effects of an economic crisis that has led to unemployment reaching more than 15% of the community.
This has resulted in families being unable to make necessary repairs to their current homes, unable to pay their rent and, being forced to move back in with their parents, which causes overcrowding.Read more
Be A Part of Something Bigger
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity is the ultimate team building experience. Break down the barriers and build up the bonds while challenging yourself to abandon your daily routine. From pouring concrete, to digging foundations, laying bricks, or painting a wall – experience first-hand how team work can make the dream work. Make your company’s mark on the world and demonstrate your values in action.
Believing is not enough. And so we build"..."This will never be a world of equality, of fairness, of human decency that leaves no room for poverty or prejudice or violence, unless we build it.Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International
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.
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.
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.Read more
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.
- 13 May – Arrive in Bucharest, transfer to Ploiesti, and orientation.
- 14 May – Build on Site.
- 15 May – Build on Site.
- 16 May – Build on Site.
- 17 May – Build on Site.
- 18 May – Farewell Ceremony and Departure.
Meet the team
We are excited to know that you are ready to roll up your sleeves and take hands-on action to ensure a family has a safe, secure place to grow and thrive. Your next step is to register and you can begin your build journey to Romania.
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