Volunteer in India (Delhi) - March 2018 - Women Build
3 March - 10 March 2018
3 March - 10 March 2018
- Trip cost = £900
- Registration fee (deposit): £250
- Minimum donation to HFHGB**: £500
About half of the cost is a direct contribution to Habitat’s work, and the rest covers your volunteer experience.
You may fundraise or give the program donation. 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 website and coaching for success.
*Flights not included *After paying the £250 registration fee you can FUNDRAISE the balance of the trip cost.
*vaccinations & visas are also not included in the priceFind out more about the trip costs
Women Build engages volunteers abroad and future community leaders to address economic challenges that women face because they lack opportunity, training or education.
Women from all walks of life advocate for affordable housing and safer, stronger communities, particularly in areas where women are at risk for physical harm while performing daily chores.
Some women have to travel long distances to collect water or to go to the bathroom, and that creates a risk for their safety. Women are also vulnerable when living in unsafe, insecure homes that can be broken into.
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.Find out more about the 2017 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.
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
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.
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!
- 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
Begin your adventure
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!