Volunteer in Jordan (Ammar Ben Yasser) April 2019
Date: 13 - 22 April 2019
Cost: £1700 (click for breakdown)
Cost: £1700 (click for breakdown)
- Registration fee £250
- Minimum fundraising target: £1450
Every trip includes a direct contribution to Habitat for Humanity’s work, and the rest covers your volunteer experience.
This fee is payable upon registration. This portion of the costs cannot be fundraised, and is non-refundable, and secures your place on the build.
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 majority of the donation is for the team on the ground to invest in their programming, such as providing family support services, capacity building, and future construction costs. A small portion is retained by Habitat for Humanity GB to support other countries we are partnering with.
£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.
- *Flights not included
- *Vaccinations & visas are also not included in the price
Find out more about the trip costs
Project: Easter Build
Project: Easter Build
In the communities where Habitat builds, the average family has seven children.
Out of economic necessity and tradition, extended families tend to live together under one roof. It is not uncommon for 12 to 15 family members to share a small two room house. Overcrowded living situations such as these endanger the health and wellbeing of families.
Houses are typically made of cement blocks and contain two rooms, in addition to a kitchen and a bathroom.
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
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.
In Jordan, you’ll experience the beauty and complexity of a Middle Eastern culture within a peaceful nation. You’ll join a diverse group of volunteers to help families 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.
We build in Jordan because vulnerable families deserve substantial housing. Since 2011, our Fund for Humanity Jordan has supported more than 36 Community Based Organisations and served more than 7,500 families. But we plan to reach more, and you could help us.
We build real homes, which have the power to improve health and education, create strong communities and safety for vulnerable people, allowing them to thrive and not just survive.Read more
Be A Part of Something Bigger
Volunteers are at the heart of Habitat for Humanity’s mission to create a world where everyone has a place to call home.
Our volunteers are dedicated, caring individuals who embrace opportunities to make new friends, explore new places, and change the lives of others – and themselves – for the better. Become a part of our global community and the heartbeat of change.
I believe that all of our faiths have shared values around serving in the community and serving people in need. Out of that shared value, we can build relationships and build community. Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International
Now they’ve got this light, bright, shiny new house. It will entirely change their status within the community. Julia Kendell, Volunteer
- 13 April – Arrive in Amman
- 14 April – Orientation, transfer to the community, then half day build
- 15 April – 18 April – Build on site
- 19 April – Closing ceremony and farewell to the community, transfer to Amman
- 20 April – Transfer to Dead Sea and Petra
- 21 April – Petra visit, transfer back to Amman
- 22 April – Depart for UK or onward travel
You will stay at a guest house near the construction site (this allows us to boost local jobs too!) Respective of culture, everyone will stay in same sex rooms with 3 - 4 people sharing.All the meals are included. Typically breakfast is at the hotel, lunch is on-site or nearby. Dinners will be prepared either by the team or by host families in the community.
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
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.
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.
All volunteers will be asked to wear long sleeved tops and full length trousers. Shoulders and knees should not be on display whilst on the build. It is also recommended that you bring a thin scarf to cover your head with during any cultural visits.The consumption of alcohol is strictly not allowed at any stage during this build.
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 – contact the team leader here.
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
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