Volunteers for Construction Project in Antigua, Guatemala

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Our Project Partner is a non-profit organization offering basic housing to families living in extreme poverty. As Guatemala has an acute problem of inadequate housing: a typical house is made of cornstalk walls, a dirt floor and a scrap material roof. Facilities for basic hygiene like clean water and bathrooms are most often non-existent. Beneficiary families participate in the construction of their home and also pay back one fourth of the total cost of their house over four years. The Project Partner aims to improve the living conditions of poor families and let them involve in the financial commitment, and make them financially more conscious and independent.Building a complete house takes 2 weeks, so depending on how long you stay, you can build one or several houses for a Guatemalan poor family. For the minimum time of 2 weeks, they are looking for Volunteers for Construction project in Antigua, Guatemala

VJD-No.: VJD23
Type: Helping Hands
Online Project: No
Location: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Max. No. of Volunteers: 20
Project focus: Architecture, Construction
SDG: 09 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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TASKS

  • Assist in the construction of a new house for a certain family
  • Help in the building process (foundations, cutting blocks, make cement)
  • Interact with the benefiting family

REQUIREMENTS

  • No experience in Construction or Engineering required
  • Be aware that the work can be physically challenging.
  • Each volunteer is expected to fundraise USD 500 for “your” house to build. You give this money to the project partner on the first day.

Welche Dienstleistungen sind inkludiert

- Unterstützung vor dem Engagement
- ermäßigte Dienstleistungen
bei z.B. Versicherungen
- 24-Stunden-Notfall-Telefon
- Abholung vom Flughafen
(sofern nicht anders angegeben)
- erfahrene Mitarbeiter
- Sichere und einfache Unterkünfte
(manchmal geteilt)
- Alle Mahlzeiten (sofern nicht anders angegeben)
- Orientierung über Lehrmethoden und -techniken, Sprache, Sitten, Kultur und Religion (falls zutreffend)
- 24-Stunden-Unterstützung im Land
- Qualifizierten Tätigkeitsnachweis

Welche Leistung sind nicht inkludiert

- An- und Abreise
- Visum
- notwendige Impfungen
- Reiseversicherungen
(können ab 1,35 Euro pro Tag arrangiert werden)
- Ausflüge vor Ort
- Flughafensteuern
- Persönliche Ausgaben

Estimated Cost

Cost for the 1st week:

140 Euro

Cost for the following weeks:

125 Euro per week

Visit our FAQ page for financial help.

We offer you the possibility to engage yourself in a culturally and professionally challenging environment. Besides giving something back to the world; you get an excellent opportunity to further develop your personality and intercultural competence. We find a social project that perfectly matches your qualifications and preferences; prepare you for your new assignment; guide you before and during your volunteering experience, help to fundraise your mission and following up on your achievements once you get home. For this service we charge 1.600 Euro (net).

In short: We will make sure that all you need for a successful mission is provided to you!

Process

First Contact

Please contact us by phone, email or apply free of charge and without any obligation here as an individual and here as a company.

Do you think that this project perfectly fits you?

In that case we welcome your resume and motivation letter in English. Please mention the assignment title and its VJD-No. as reference. We will of course ensure complete confidentiality and discretion while processing your inquiry.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR APPLICATION!

All information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy and completeness.

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