March 21-29, 2020: Learn about Poland’s culture firsthand while helping offer a hand-up to families in need of safe, affordable housing!
Volunteer with a holistic development project that builds decent housing as well as economic growth and communal resources.
Trip cost: US$2,050
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, insulation, plastering, painting or landscaping. Off the build site, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Warsaw Uprising Museum, Copernicus Science Center, take a guided tour of the city, explore Zegrze Lake, attend a cooking class or interact with the local community.
- 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.
- Friday: Celebrate. Spend the morning working on the build site before enjoying a farewell ceremony celebrating the week’s accomplishments.
- Saturday: Explore. Continue learning and exploring more of the city.
- Sunday: Goodbyes. Depart for home or continue your journey in Poland independently.
Please note that while our itineraries begin with arrival day in country, some locations require additional days for travel.
Leading this team
Kyle Cyphers first picked up a tool belt when he bought a house to renovate. He then spent the next five years working as a carpenter for a local custom home builder. After his first Global Village build to Nepal in 2014, Kyle decided to pursue his dream of attending culinary school and graduated with his degree in 2017. Kyle is passionate about cooking, building and positive growth of the human spirit. He also enjoys golf, travel and following Baltimore’s sports teams.
Kyle has been on trips to Nepal, Trinidad, Guatemala, India, Romania and Paraguay. His favorite part of these builds is the journey of the group. He loves hearing about where everyone has come from, their reasons for serving and the changes they can make as a team and as a community by the week’s end. Kyle hopes to see you all soon!