Oct. 4-13, 2019: Learn about Poland’s culture first hand while helping offer a hand-up to families in need of safe, affordable housing.
Critical home improvement
Trip cost: US$1,995
Join this trip to Poland and help the five million Poles living below the poverty line gain access to safer, healthier affordable housing.
Poland is in need of two million affordable homes. Over six million Poles currently live in inadequate homes with no sewage systems and insufficient space. Poland is the only European country where there is less than one room per person statistically. Habitat for Humanity Poland projects focus on renovating and adapting existing housing units owned by the partner families, improving families’ living conditions and allowing them to live happier, healthier lives!
You’ll be staying in double-occupancy rooms at a nearby hotel where breakfast and dinner will be provided. Lunch will be served on the build site. Work site tasks typically include demolition, insulating, plastering, painting or landscaping. Off the build site, you may have the opportunity to visit Warsaw Uprising Museum and Copernicus Science Center, take a guided tour of the city, explore Zegrze Lake, attend a cooking class or interact with the local community!
- Friday: Travel. Grab your packed bags and depart for Poland.
- Saturday: Welcome. Arrive at Chopin International Airport where Habitat staff will greet you and take you to your accommodations where you’ll learn about Habitat’s innovative work in the area and your team’s project.
- Sunday: Learn. Learn more about the culture, interact with the local community, enjoy cultural activities and explore the city!
- Monday-Thursday: Build. Spend the day on the build site, breaking for lunch, snacks and water throughout the day. You’ll have free time and team activities in the evenings.
- Saturday: Explore. Continue learning and exploring more of the city.
- Sunday: Goodbyes. Depart for home or continue your journey in Poland independently.
Leading this team
Dave has led countless Global Village teams to locations across the globe. As always, Dave is looking forward to experiencing the “everyday culture” of the hosts and learning about their challenges, joys and outlook -- then comparing them with our own! Dave looks forward to leading this trip to Poland and would love to tell you more about the experience.