Local Village Build Hub - QLD Nov 21

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Local Village Build, Queensland

18th - 21st November, 2021

Here you will find everything there is to know about your upcoming build

Please check back frequently as we will be updating this page with new information

Key Dates

All paperwork and signed policies:
Deadline: 04/11/2021
Upload all documents via Your Details Form

Fundraising Contribution
Deadline: 04/11/2021
Return: Personalised fundraising page

Build Week Cost Payment
Payment link circulated: TBC
Payment deadline: 04/11/2021

Itinerary

Thursday:

Check into your accommodation, reinvigorating the local economy. Nestled among leafy canopies, down winding lanes and in lush, leafy towns, you’ll find a boutique hotel or one site dormitory accommodation for tucking yourself into a cosy retreat for the night, before the hard work begins. Join the team for a welcome dinner and get to know everyone.

 

Friday:

Begin day one at Woodstock renovating the property to accommodate future school groups of disadvantaged children. Unwind in the evening at your accommodation and enjoy the tranquility of the area.

 

Saturday:

You will spend day two at Woodstock renovating the property to accommodate future school groups of disadvantaged children. The day will finish with a team dinner where everyone can reflect on what you have achieved as a team over the past two days.

 

Sunday:

This is a free day where you can either depart home or venture around Tambourine Mountain with some fantastic local activities.

Build Week Costs

What's Included: Package 1

  • Registration: $100
  • Build Costs: Est. $300
  • Dormitory accommodation on site
  • Habitat branded T-shirt and hat
  • Breakfast: Friday and Saturday
  • Lunch: Friday and Saturday
  • Dinner: Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Snacks and water
  • All necessary building materials and safety equipment
  • 24 hour support
  • Insurance while on the build site

What's Included: Package 2

  • Registration: $100
  • Build Costs: Est. $200
    • Habitat branded T-shirt and hat
    • Welcome dinner on the Thursday evening
    • Farewell dinner on the Saturday evening
    • Lunch on both Friday and Saturday
    • Snacks and water
    • All necessary building materials and safety equipment
    • 24 hour support
    • Insurance while on the build siteWith package 2 you will have the option to book your own accommodation nearby and will provide your own meals for all except those listed above

What's Not Included

Volunteers are responsible for booking these on their own but the Habitat team is happy to assist you with your search

  • Transport to and from the site each day (you will drive your own vehicle)
  • Accommodation (package 2 only)
  • Dinner on Friday evening (package 2 only)
  • Breakfast on Friday and Saturday morning (package 2 only)
  • Breakfast Sunday morning

Paperwork

Once you have completed the above, fill out online Your Details Form online and attach the above documents before 10th November.

COVID-19 Precautions

Please travel with a face mask and your own bottle of hand sanitiser. If you feel unwell during your local village experience please notify your team leader and isolate in your hotel room. We ask that you regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, cover your sneeze or cough with your arm, not your hands and mantain distance of 1.5m between other volunteers.

Accomodation

For those of you who would like to book your own accommodation we have collated a list of Hotels nearby.
Name Drive from location Price Per Night Price for 18th – 21st Nov What’s included Notes
Cedar Creek Lodges 14 min Contact for rates
Candulla Cottages and Farmstay 15min $233 $700
Wallaby Ridge Retreat 16 min $163 $490 Breakfast included Non-refundable
Songbirds Forest Retreat 18 min $350 $1,050 Breakfast $22pp per night Limited rooms left
Tall Treets Motel Mountain Retreat 18 min $173 $520
Mt Tamborine Stonehaven Guest House 18 min $238 $714
Curtis Cottage 18 min $188 $564
Kidd Street Cottage 20 min $232 $695
Linger A While Chalet 20 min $250 $750
Mountain Sanctuary B&B 20 min $203 $610
The Manor 20 min $140 $420
Eaglemount On Tamborine Bed and Breakfast 20 min $193 $580 Breakfast included Limited rooms left
Eagle Heights Mountain Resort 20 min $203 $608 Lunch $55pp Limited rooms left
Avocado Sunset Bed and Breakfast 21 min $232 $697 Breakfast included
Witches Falls Cottages 21 min $366 $1,097 Breakfast included
Lissen Grove 22 min $325 $975 Limited rooms left
The Cottages on Mount Tamborine 22 min $238 $715
Possum Lodge at Cloudhill Estate 22 min $276 $828 Breakfast included Limited rooms left, non-refundable
Tamborine Mountain Bed and Breakfast 22 min $280 $839 Breakfast included
Tambaridge Bed and Breakfast 23 min $210 $630 Breakfast $25pp Limited rooms left
Camelote Boutique Accommodation 23 min $173 $520 Breakfast $15pp
Hilltop on Tamborine 25 min $150 $450
Mt Tamborine Motel 26 min $160 $480 Limited rooms left

Arrival and departure

  • Please arrive in Tambourine on or before the Thursday afternoon and proceed to check in to your accommodation. The team will be having a dinner together on Thursday evening.
  • So you can continue travels or arrange your own activities, accommodation in Tambourine on the Sunday night is NOT arranged by Habitat or covered in your build costs. Please arrange your own accommodation on this night.

Policies

By Registering to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Australia you have agreed to adhere to our important policies. Please read through these carefully and do contact Katie Loughran, Local Village Coordinator directly should you have any questions. These policies ensure we are doing as much as possible to ensure the safety of our volunteers, staff and the communities we work with.

Volunteer Code of Conduct

Child Protection Policy

Photos and Stories Policy

Gift Giving Policy

Cancellation Policy

Travel Insurance

Habitat’s insurance will cover you in the event of emergency medical situations during the build week, however we strongly recommend you take out an additional travel insurance policy to cover you for other occurrences, including cancellation of flights and trip, loss of personal effects and changes to your travel plans.

Vaccinations and Medicine

Unfortunately Habitat for Humanity Australia is unable to provide you with any medical advice as we are not trained professionals. Please see your local GP for advice on vaccinations or any travel medication you may need to take.

Fundraising

Your minimum fundraising requirement is $1,000. Please be sure to reach this minimum amount no later than 4th November. Your fundraising page will remain open until after the build, should you wish to increase your impact by fundraising even more than this!

You do have the option to pay part or all of the donation yourself instead of fundraising through your fundraising page.

For any fundraising ideas, tips or resources please refer to the Volunteer Guide, contact us directly or reach out to other volunteers on the Facebook group page.

Please click here for links to shareable content on your social media accounts

Volunteer Guide

Click on image to open Volunteer Guide pdf

Copy of Local Village Booklet
What to Pack - Local Village

What to pack

Please find here a list of important items to remember:

To reduce our footprint in the communities we work in, we ask all volunteers to bring their own refillable water bottle with them- sometimes even two is helpful on the site, so one can keep cool in the esky while you build.

Habitat SA require long pants and enclosed shoes to be worn at all times on the build site- this is for your safety.

Tip: Go to a second hand store and buy clothes which you won’t mind if/ when they get ruined.

Facebook Group

We have a wealth of experience volunteers who will be happy to chat to you about their experiences with you. Please join the Facebook group if you haven’t already done so, and introduce yourself!