(This trip is now FULL) Build in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in November 2019

Volunteer in the horn of Africa with a group of volunteers to experience the food, culture and help families build strength and self-reliance through shelter.

Build Dates:

16 -25 Nov. 2019

Cost: £1700 (click for breakdown)

Why we build in Addis Ababa

With a population of over 3 million, 80% of Addis Ababa is considered slum area where solid wastes are usually disposed of into storm water, ditches, and sewers or rivers.

The water supply in the area accommodates only around 60% of the demand which leaves much of the population without any form of a toilet. Instead, most of the communities have to use shared pit latrines.

Read more about Ethiopia

Volunteering in Ethiopia

You will integrate with the community and work alongside local volunteers to assist in upgrading the living conditions of families living in slum areas. This will be done through home and toilet construction where typical activities include:

  • Moving materials
  • Mixing sand and cement
  • Building walls of toilets and homes
  • Building concrete slabs

Itinerary

16 Nov: Arrive in Addis Ababa and free time

17 Nov: Team orientation and welcome dinner

18 – 22 Nov: Build on site

23 Nov: Closing ceremony and free time

24 Nov: Cultural activities

25 Nov: Depart for UK or onward travel

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
Saline Akuno from Hoa Bay Kenya
I am happy that my new home won’t be so dusty and I will cough less. There are many problems for me that will be reduced with the new house. Saline - Homewoner in Homa Bay, Kenya
Sana lebanon homeowner
I’m so much happier. It’s a huge improvement, I can bathe the children, I can wash up. There’s no comparison to how it was before.Sana - Habitat for Humanity beneficiary

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 Support

Fundraising is as easy as telling your friends, family and co-workers about why you build with Habitat for Humanity...

Fundraising Support

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

  • Registration fee £250
  • Minimum fundraising target: £1450

 

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.

£500 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.

£950 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

GB Head of Operations and Strategy - Manuela Campbell

I began as volunteer with Habitat for Humanity before making it my career. Part of my role is to oversee our global volunteering programme and ensure our volunteers have the best experience possible. I love to see the impact that our volunteers have as well as the personal transformation they experience on the worksite.
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GB Volunteering Coordinator - Jemma Reid

I am passionate about volunteering, and have spent many months volunteering around the world on a variety of different projects. My role is to make sure that volunteers feel supported from beginning to end. I enjoy using my experience on the ground to help prepare others for their time in-country.
Chris Mallet team leader

Trip Team Leader - Chris Mallett

My first Build to Thailand in 2015 as a volunteer led to my participation in multiple other Builds across Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America on projects involving house building, slum rehabilitation, and more.

Begin your adventure

Are you ready to sign up? Have you spoken to the Team Leader and reviewed our Terms and Conditions (PDF) and Payment Policy (PDF)?

To begin your adventure, create your fundraising page. In just minutes, you can build and customise your page, then start sharing the link with your friends, family, and colleagues. Be sure to register for the build before creating your fundraising page.

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