About the build
If you are interested in a fantastic outdoor adventure, then Corvallis, Ore., is the place for you! Besides building with Habitat for Humanity, the team will be hiking, sightseeing and exploring areas with thundering waterfalls, as well as spending a day on the gorgeous Oregon coast.
Day 1: Saturday, July 6 – Arrive at the Portland airport; team stays overnight at hotel nearby (double occupancy), have informal meal with team.
Day 2: Sunday, July 7 – Ride in rented van to Corvallis; orientation; hike at Silver Falls.
Day 3: Monday, July 8 – Build and local sightseeing.
Day 4: Tuesday, July 9 – Build and local sightseeing.
Day 5: Wednesday, July 10 – Build; explore and hike to the highest point in the coast range, Mary’s Peak.
Day 6: Thursday, July 11 – Day trip to the Oregon coast.
Day 7: Friday, July 12 – Build and local sightseeing.
Day 8: Saturday, July 13 – Build and farewell dinner.
Day 9: Sunday, July 14 – Departure: Breakfast, then leave Corvallis in rented van by 7 a.m. to return to airport. Flights should not be slated before 11 a.m.
While working in Corvallis, the team will stay in a dorm facility at Oregon State University with two persons to a room and a common bathroom. Meals will be provided by the community or eaten at a restaurant.
(For more details about what is included in this cost, visit Global Village trip cost.)
This price includes lodging, food, ground transportation, cultural tours, traveler's medical insurance, orientation materials and a donation to Benton Habitat for Humanity. The team leader will pick team members up at the Portland Airport and will be responsible for driving them in rented van to Corvallis the next day (and back to Portland for departure flights.)
Danielle Rotger and Karen McLane are thrilled to be co-leading this unique trip to Corvallis. Danielle is very excited to be a part of Habitat for Humanity. This will be her fourth build with Habitat since 2011. She led a team to Kauai, Hawaii, in June 2012, built in Anchorage, Alaska, in June 2011 and is co-leading to Anchorage in June of 2013.
For Karen, this will be her third GV trip and first as a co-leader. Her experiences on both the Alaska and New Zealand 2011 teams led her to leave the corporate world in order to help Habitat full time as the volunteer coordinator in Schenectady, N.Y. She loves the outdoors and looks forward to exploring Oregon next summer. Come join them and be prepared to have a fun-filled, productive and life-changing experience!