Volunteer in Honduras (Siguatepeque) September 2019

Date: 7 - 16 September

Cost: £1700 (click for breakdown)

Project: Women Build

This incredible build honours the memory of environmental activist and indigenous rights campaigner Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores. Working with women from all walks of life, this build will provide strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter in Siguatepeque – Honduras.

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.

This build has been created in memory of Berta Cáceres, an indigenous rights campaigner who was tragically killed on 3 March 2016.

We build real homes, which have the power to improve health and education, create strong communities and safety for women and children, allowing them to thrive and not just survive.

Why Women Build in Honduras?

We build in Honduras because vulnerable families deserve substantial housing.

We build real homes that have the power to improve health and education, create strong communities and safety for vulnerable people, allowing them to thrive and not just survive.

Unsafe and inadequate housing is a major problem faced by people living in rural areas. Houses with thatched roofing, week foundations and flooring with mud and cow dung are unsafe and require frequent repairs.

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Be A Part of Something Bigger

If you want to be a part of something bigger, to harness your power as a woman, to help build homes for other vulnerable women and communities who are desperate to change their lives, then this project is for you.

The trip will be a life-changing opportunity to engage in teamwork, meet like-minded people, make friends and empower women in need, through shelter.

Julia Kendall
Now they’ve got this light, bright, shiny new house. It will entirely change their status within the community. Julia Kendell, 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 2017

Itinerary

  • 7 Sept. – Arrive in Honduras
  • Sept. –  Transfer to Siguatepeque and welcome dinner
  • 9-13 Sept. – Build on Site
  • 14 Sept. – Closing ceremony and farewell dinner
  • 15 Sept. – Cultural Activities
  • 16 Sept. – Depart for UK or onward travel

 

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.

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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

manuela-campbell

Manuela Campbell

GB Head of Strategy and Operations
Jemma Reid

Jemma Reid

GB Volunteering Coordinator
Samantha Rogers Team Leader

Sam Rogers

Team Leader

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)?

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with many resources to help you fundraise. 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 – contact the team leader here.

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

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