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

Trip Details:

3 March - 10 March 2018

£1650

Women Build

In 2018, we will send a team of women to join India’s multinational Women Build. This will be an incredible opportunity to join women from across the globe, to build a world where everyone has a safe place to call home.

Be 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.

Why Women Build?

We build because vulnerable families deserve substantial housing.

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.

Help make our dream a reality

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

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

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

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.

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Friends & Family

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. Yes - you can come with a friend or as a group - the more the merrier!

Project – House Building and Renovation

Typical volunteer activities include: - Mixing and pouring concrete for foundations, roofs, and floors - Brick laying - Flooring - Plastering - Painting - Shifting of bricks, sand, etc. Hard hats are provided, but you will have to bring your own steel toe cap boots, gloves and safety glasses!

Itinerary

  • 3 March – Arrive in Delhi, meet the 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

Meet the team

Manuela Head of Supporter Services

GB Head of Supporter Services - Manuela Campbell

GB Volunteering Coordinator - Coming Soon

Trip Team Leader - Manuela Campbell

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.

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!