GLOBAL VILLAGE MONTHLY UPDATE
September 2009


Change the world; change your life
You can make a difference while you explore the world! Check the Global Village trip schedule frequently, as trips are being added on an ongoing basis! A complete list of trips is included at the bottom of this update.

Featured Global Village trips
Comanesti, Romania (October 9-19, 2009)
Warning! By joining this trip, you are committing to an international cultural adventure with a team of open-minded global citizens in order to make an impact on the lives of others. You will also likely learn more about yourself and build bonds with teammates! No previous building skills or volunteerism required-only an open mind, a great attitude and a willingness to make a difference.

Bali, Indonesia (October 24-November 7, 2009)
This November, a crew of 14 individuals will work side-by-side with a homeowner to build a home for a family. The team will work with local families and experience the rich culture, food and people of Indonesia through building and other cultural activities throughout the trip.

Kauai, Hawaii (December 6-15, 2009)
Have you always wanted to combine your love of travel with your passion for helping others? Then consider joining us in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii. Start the holiday season by donating your time and energy to make this an unforgettable holiday for a deserving family.

Ghana (January 16-29, 2010)
Are you adventurous, flexible, open-minded, culturally sensitive, service-oriented and ready to get your hands dirty while working hard? Then please join us on this excursion to Ghana! Building with Habitat for Humanity in Ghana will provide you with a unique opportunity to get to know the country and the local community in a personal and meaningful way.

Paraguay (March 17-March 26, 2010)
Join a team of like-minded people and travel to one of South America's less-traveled treasures! The experiences and memories of working alongside the local family will last far longer than any souvenir could. Join in the effort that Habitat for Humanity Paraguay is undertaking to eliminate poverty housing in their country.



Get easy access to travel tools and Habitat information
Check out the new Global Village participant resources page! Find more information about Habitat for Humanity, fundraising and payment resources, helpful travel Web sites and more.



Travel safely
We are committed to simultaneously serving families and protecting the safety of our staff, volunteers and partners. Read more information from the Global Village program about issues affecting travel, such as H1N1 and the Honduran coup. As always, we encourage you to visit U.S. Department of State to stay updated on important travel information.



Join Habitat for Humanity's annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2009 in Southeast Asia
Volunteers are needed for Habitat for Humanity's annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2009 in Southeast Asia. Volunteer opportunities are available in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam the week of November 15-20, 2009.



Thrivent Financial for Lutherans members: Plan your 2010 Thrivent Builds Worldwide trip now!
Learn new skills, experience a new culture, meet other Lutherans who share your passion to make a difference and help give a family a chance at economic independence. Thanks to Thrivent Financial's support, Thrivent members' trip prices for Gulf Coast Community and El Salvador Community trips are reduced! Visit Thrivent Builds online to learn more.



Recognize World Habitat Day on October 5
Habitat for Humanity is helping to recognize World Habitat Day, October 5, around the world. Use the World Habitat Day 2009 resources to find other ways to get your team, family, school, church, workplace, affiliate or other community involved!

"It all starts at home" photo petition
When it comes to a family's well-being, it all starts at home. We know that a simple, decent home is the foundation on which a family can build their lives. Show your support for decent, affordable housing by taking part in Habitat's online photo petition, which will be delivered to the White House on World Habitat Day.



Trip schedule

Africa/Middle East  

 

Location

Leader

Date

 

Ethiopia  

Whittet  

Feb. 13-26, 2010  

 

Ghana  

Woodson  

Jan. 17-30, 2010  

 

Ghana  

Douglas  

Feb. 13-26, 2010  

 

Jordan  

Rendahl  

Jan. 1-9, 2010  

 

Kenya  

Crowley  

Nov. 20-Dec. 1, 2009  

 

Asia/Pacific  

 

Location

Leader

Date

 

Fiji  

Stowers  

Aug. 6-20, 2010  

 

India  

Henders  

Dec. 5-19, 2009  

 

India  

Jordan/Gaar  

Mar. 5-18, 2010  

 

Indonesia  

Bunce  

Oct. 24-Nov. 7, 2009  

 

Indonesia  

Ulmer  

May 22-June 5, 2010  

 

Indonesia  

Skibinski  

Jul. 31-Aug. 14, 2010  

 

Malaysia  

Kaleda/Wolfson  

Jan. 4-16, 2010  

 

Malaysia  

Kemp  

Feb. 27-Mar. 6, 2010  

 

Malaysia  

Walker  

April 17-May 2, 2010  

 

Nepal  

Sirrs  

Feb. 27-Mar. 13, 2010  

 

New Zealand  

Acton  

Feb. 6-20, 2010  

 

New Zealand  

Robinson  

Feb. 28-Mar. 14, 2010  

 

Peoples Republic of China  

Clearfield  

Dec. 4-12, 2009  

 

South Korea  

Millstein/Mace  

Jul. 3-17, 2010  

 

Thailand  

Birdsong  

April 2-17, 2010  

 

Thailand  

Walker  

May 7-22, 2010  

 

Thailand  

Mannix  

June 19-Jul. 3, 2010  

 

Vietnam  

Spreadbury  

Dec. 5-20, 2009  

 

Vietnam  

Budway/Cowan  

Mar. 20-April 3, 2010  

 

Vietnam  

Syed  

May 8-22, 2010  

 

Europe/Central Asia  

 

Location

Leader

Date

 

Armenia  

Drinnon/Moore  

June 19-30, 2010  

 

Hungary  

Loos  

Sept. 26-Oct. 9, 2009  

 

Portugal  

Hurless  

Nov. 7-16, 2009  

 

Portugal  

Alvarado  

Nov. 28-Dec. 11, 2009  

 

Portugal  

Wiles  

Dec. 12-21, 2009  

 

Romania  

Wright  

Oct. 9-23, 2009  

 

Romania  

Gotte  

Oct. 9-19, 2009  

 

Tajikistan  

Smith  

Mar. 19-April 1, 2010  

 

Tajikistan  

Millstein  

May 14-25, 2010  

 

Latin America/Caribbean  

 

Location

Leader

Date

 

Brazil  

Sorensen  

Dec. 12-20, 2009  

 

Brazil  

Woodard  

Jan. 29-Feb. 7, 2010  

 

Chile  

Tomey  

Mar. 13-21, 2010  

 

Costa Rica  

Repola  

Mar. 21-28, 2010  

 

El Salvador  

Hayes/Ward  

Feb. 6-14, 2010  

 

El Salvador  

Petrovich/Filipski  

April 17-25, 2010  

 

Guatemala  

Kvapil  

Jan. 16-30, 2010  

 

Guatemala  

Landry/Royer  

Mar. 6-14, 2010  

 

Paraguay  

Merges  

Mar. 17-26, 2010  

 

United States of America  

 

Location

Leader

Date

 

Hawaii  

Sandler  

Sept. 18-27, 2009  

 

Hawaii  

Millstein/Mace  

Dec. 6-15, 2009  

 

Mississippi  

Collinson  

Nov. 2-8, 2009  


Visit the online Global Village trip schedule for the most current list of open trips. Contact 1-800-422-4828, Ext. 7530 or gv@habitat.org with questions. Visit www.habitat.org/gv for more information about the Global Village program.


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