Sept. 12-20, 2020: 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$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
Dan has led about 23 Habitat teams starting back in 1998. The experience of meeting families from so many parts of the world has shown him how similar we all are and has contributed to his personal growth, empathy and understanding of different cultures. It is rewarding for Dan to see team members’ enthusiasm and willingness to help families in need of safe, affordable housing.