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India- Bharatpur, Rajasthan

November 1, 2014 to November 15, 2014

Travel to India and work to with Habitat for Humanity to further the mission implementing housing solutions for families in need!

When you join this team to India, you will spend two weeks helping to build a simple, decent home for a family struggling to improve their quality of life. You’ll gain firsthand knowledge of the housing needs in India and discover what life is like in this vast and diverse country.

Plus, you can ride through the bustling streets of the world’s most populous country, enjoy authentic Indian cuisine and take in some amazing architecture.

Global Village sends volunteers to build with Habitat for Humanity projects across the world. Get your hands dirty on the worksite, meet the families whose housing situation you are improving, experience the country like an insider, and do it all alongside a team of like-minded volunteers. No experience is required! This build is your next step with Habitat to make the world a better place.

Apply now to join this Global Village team, or email questions to team leaders Jon and Bobbi at Bobbi.and.Jon.Global.Village@gmail.com

Trip highlights

• Meet Habitat homeowners and learn about Habitat’s work in India.

• Visit popular tourist attractions and enjoy authentic India cuisine.

Itinerary

  • Saturday: Suggested departure for North American volunteers.
  • Sunday: Travel day
  • Monday: Arrive in Delhi and meet your team. Habitat staff will share about their work in building impact in India. Travel to the host program
  • Tuesday-Friday: Build each day, with free time and team activities in the evenings.
  • Saturday-Sunday: Free days for cultural activities and sightseeing.
  • Monday-Friday: Build each day. There will be a farewell lunch on Friday.
  • Saturday: Your journey in India may continue independently, or you may depart for home.
     

Program cost

US$1,990
This cost includes an important donation to Habitat for Humanity so that we can continue building safe, decent housing after you return home. For more details about what is included, visit Global Village program cost.

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Accommodations and food
Teams stay in modest but comfortable hotels or retreat centers. All meals, snacks and ample water will be provided. Teams can sample the range of local cuisine at dinner.

Types of work for volunteers
Volunteers will mix cement, lay blocks, tie rebar and plaster walls under the direction of an expert mason. The house design and materials vary depending on the climate and locale. Typically, the Habitat homes are comprised of a living room, veranda, kitchen and toilet.

Contact this team’s leader
Have questions? Ready to join the team? Jon and Bobbi (Bobbi.and.Jon.Global.Village@gmail.com) will lead this team in the field and would love to speak with you.

Jon and Bobbi’s favorite GV stories:

Jon Slock: I’ve been on three Global Village trips. Each time I’ve worked hard, slept well, laughed loud and shed a few tears. I’ve savored making friends with both fellow trip attendees as well as with members of the communities I’ve visited. I’m really just a big kid, and so I love playing - an impromptu soccer match after a day on the worksite in Costa Rica, or dancing with the villagers on a lunch break in Mozambique. Each trip gets better and better, and I’m excited by the opportunity to help provide that experience to others as a trip leader.

Bobbi Higgins: The thing I love most about Habitat Global Village trips is the people. I love working with the families and community in the host country, learning about their culture and seeing how Habitat changes lives, one housing solution at a time. One of my most memorable moments was when the entire village in which we were building threw a party for our team of volunteers. We danced, sang karaoke and celebrated the growth taking place in the community. Some children in the community demonstrated the typical style of dance and even got us to participate in some traditional dances! Global Village trips give me the opportunity to see the world and learn about others in a way I never could traveling on my own.


To apply for a GV trip, please follow the Application Instructions.

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