Volunteer in Brazil (Recife) 2019

Date: 27 July - 5 Aug. 2019

Cost: £1850 (click for breakdown)

Project: home construction

Partner with a group of volunteers in Brazil to experience the food, culture and 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.

Why build in Brazil

We build in Brazil 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.

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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.

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My life has fundamentally changed for the better because of HFH, as have the lives of people we have helped.Livi Warnes, dedicated Team Leader
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

Provisional Itinerary

  • 27 July – Arrival in Recife, meeting the team, welcome dinner
  • 28 July – Team orientation and site seeing activities
  • 29 July – 2 Aug– Building on site
  • 3 Aug– Half day build, closing ceremony and farewell dinner
  • 4 Aug. – Site seeing and cultural activities
  • 5 Aug. – 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.

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

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GB Head of Supporter Services - Manuela Campbell

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GB Volunteering Coordinator - Jemma Reid

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Trip Team Leader - Livi Warnes

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)?

To begin your adventure, create your fundraising page. In just minutes, you can build and customise your page, then start sharing the link with your friends, family, and colleagues. Be sure to register for the build before creating your fundraising page.

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