Volunteer in Jordan - March 2018 Build (THIS TRIP IS FULL)

Trip Details:

24 March - 2 April 2018

£1650

Easter Build - home construction

In Jordan, you’ll experience the beauty and complexity of a Middle Eastern culture within a peaceful nation. You’ll join a group of volunteers to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Be part of something bigger

If you want to be a part of something bigger, to harness your power alongside a team, to help build homes for vulnerable families 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 people in need, through shelter.

Why build in Jordan?

We build in Jordan 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 vulnerable people, allowing them to thrive and not just survive.

Help make our dreams a reality

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

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.

Jonathan Reckford Habitat CEO
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

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.

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

  • 24th March – Arrive in Amman
  • 25th March –  Attend Palm Sunday services or free time, then transfer to the community
  • 26th – 29th March – Build on construction site
  • 30th March – Closing ceremony and farewell to the community, transfer to Amman
  • 31st March – Cultural activities
  • 1st April – Cultural activities and Easter Sunday services
  • 2nd April – Depart for UK or onward travel

Meet the team

Manuela Head of Supporter Services

GB Head of Supporter Services - Manuela Campbell

Jemma Reid

GB Volunteering Coordinator - Jemma Reid

Trip Team Leader - Sam Rogers

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!