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October 18, 2013 to October 25, 2013

If you are prepared for a life-changing experience and the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others while working alongside some amazing people, then I invite you on this journey. It is a rare and exciting opportunity to experience the beauty of the Middle East and the amazing culture of its people. No construction experience is necessary; only a willingness to learn and the ability to embrace a challenge that will undoubtedly touch your heart forever.

The Jwabreh family places a block on their new Jordan home – one built with the help of Global Village volunteers.

About Habitat for Humanity Jordan
Jordan benefits from political stability and is one of the most educated countries in the Arab world, but it has no oil reserves and an inadequate water supply. The majority of Jordanians live on less than $5,000 per year.

Habitat for Humanity Jordan began its work in 2001 and is active in four rural villages and three urban communities. Their community-based approach builds houses as well as relationships, uniting neighbors rich and poor, urban and rural, Western and Jordanian.

About our team’s project
This Global Village teams will be based in rural Jordan, working alongside a low-income family to help build or renovate their home.

Team members assist with sifting sand, mixing cement, hauling blocks, bricklaying, painting and plastering. Housing solutions in Jordan are built using locally available building materials so that the project is economically and ecologically responsible.

Day 1, Friday: Depart for Jordan.
Day 2, Saturday: Arrive in Jordan; dinner and overnight in Amman.
Day 3, Sunday: Breakfast at hotel; transport to work site; lunch en route; welcome and orientation at affiliate; dinner and overnight at guesthouse.
Days 4–6, Monday to Wednesday: Breakfast at guesthouse; work at build site 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; lunch on-site; dinner at guesthouse; time for team activities in the evening.
Day 7, Thursday: Breakfast at hotel; work at the build site 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; travel to Amman by bus; lunch en route; depart for home late in the evening/early in the morning the following day.
Day 8, Friday: Depart for home or independent travel.

In Amman, teams will stay in double-occupancy rooms with private baths at a three- or four-star hotel. Accommodations in other locations are local guesthouses with separate communal sleeping for males and females and shared Western toilets and showers. Teams will have the opportunity to try traditional Jordanian dishes. During build days, team members will be provided with a lunch—the main meal of the day—at the build site or in the guesthouse. Breakfast and dinner are typically lighter meals with fruit, eggs, bread, cereal and pasta prepared by the team at their accommodations.

Program cost
US$1,670 per person
(For more details about what is included in this cost, visit Global Village program cost.)

Increase your impact: Take the GV Challenge
Habitat for Humanity is accelerating its work to end poverty housing, and we need Global Village teams to help. Set a goal and fundraise to make your impact last longer than the days you’re in the field. Your support builds more homes, creates resource centers, educates families, and advances our projects to build sustainable communities. We’ll even provide tools to make fundraising easy. Take the GV Challenge—join us in sharing our story and building a better world.

Team leader
Julia brings an enthusiasm to her work that is contagious. Her first Global Village experience in Malawi changed her forever and made her desire to be a leader a top priority. She brings a strong sense of compassion and combines it with a great sense of humour. As an athlete she is very focused and loves a challenge. Julia is eager to make her first experience as a team leader in Jordan not only memorable but life-changing for everyone. 

For more information about this build, please contact Julia at

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