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Malaysia: Borneo Blitz Build

September 11, 2014 to September 20, 2014

Join volunteers from several different countries to make home ownership a reality for 14 families. You’ll see firsthand how much you can improve the world in just a week. These simple houses, complete with access to clean water and sanitation facilities, will provide the families stability and opportunity. Away from the work site, you’ll experience Malaysian cuisine and local markets.

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 leader Nick Hericks nhericks@habitat.org.

Trip highlights

•  This special team will build with volunteers from several countries.

•   Build 14 homes in a week.

•  Enjoy Malaysian cuisine and local markets.

Itinerary

  • Thursday: Suggested departure for North American volunteers.
  • Friday: Travel day.
  • Saturday: Arrive in Borneo and meet your team. Habitat staff will share about their work in building impact in Malaysia.
  • Sunday-Friday: Build each day, with free time and team activities in the evenings.
  • Saturday: Your journey in Asia may continue independently, or you may depart for home.

Program cost
US$2,090
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.

Share your story and keep Habitat building
You’re doing something exciting with Habitat, so tell people about it! Create a page on Share.Habitat to tell friends, family and coworkers about your Global Village trip. Fundraising your program cost will be easy, and any additional funds you raise will keep Habitat building after your team returns home.

Accommodations and food
Teams stay in modest but comfortable hotels or guesthouses in double-occupancy rooms. 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 help build homes with hollow block walls with cement plaster finish. Tasks will include mixing cement, constructing and plastering walls and carrying materials. All work will be done under the guidance of an expert mason.

Contact this team’s leader
Have questions? Ready to join the team? Nick Hericks (nhericks@habitat.org) will lead this team in the field and would love to speak with you.

Nick’s favorite Global Village story: “While on a Global Village trip to Kerala, India, our team was able to work alongside the soon-to-be Habitat homeowners every day. They were always there smiling when we arrived in the morning, and continued smiling through the entire day as we all worked together building their new home. Jancey, a seamstress in the local village, and Shijo, a rural farmer, were some of the most amazing people that I’ve met. They were hard working, excited to share their lives and culture with our team and incredibly thankful for what we all accomplished together.”


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

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