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Local Village Build, South Australia

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: 11/01/2020
Upload all documents via Your Details Form

Fundraising Contribution
Deadline: 03/02/2020
Return: Personalised fundraising page (insert GR link)

Build Week Cost Payment
Payment link circulated: 15/01/2020
Payment deadline: 07/02/2020

Please click here for the build week cost payment page

Itinerary

Thursday:

Arrive by evening and check in to accommodation

 

Friday:

Begin day one with first partner family either renovating damaged homes or clearing bush fire debris. Spend the evening at our chosen accommodation dining at a restaurant selected by Habitat.

 

Saturday:

You will day two with first partner family either renovating damaged homes or clearing bush fire debris. Spend the evening at our chosen accommodation dining at a restaurant selected by Habitat.

 

Sunday:

This is a free day where you can either depart home or venture around South Australia with some fantastic local activities e.g. National Parks, Wineries.

Build Week Costs

These costs cover your accommodation, meals, snacks and transport to and from the build site. For a full breakdown please follow the link below.

The costs are:

Single – $600 pp

Twin/Double – $500 pp

Please click here for the build week cost payment page.

This payment is due by 07/02/2020.

Paperwork

Once your flights are booked, fill out online Your Details Form online and attach the above documents before 11th Jan.

COVID-19 Precautions

Insert information from SA here

Accomodation

You will be staying in the following accommodation, organised by Habitat:

If you are arriving before the Thursday night, or require accommodation from the Sunday onwards you can book additional nights stay at the Outback Hotel directly through their website or choose accommodation of your choice.

Please see below for your accommodation allocation. If you selected a twin room and have been allocated a single this is either due to the person you chose to room with has selected a single or there were no other volunteers who requested a twin share.

If you have been allocated a single room and would like to be in a twin room with another volunteer please email us with your chosen roommate (cc’d) and we will allocate you a room together.

Single Room Double Room Twin Room

Arrival and departure

Your build has been confirmed. You can now book your flights.

  • Please arrive in South Australia on or before the Thursday night and proceed to check in at the _____ Hotel.
  • So you can continue travels or arrange your own activities, accommodation in Kathmandu on the Sunday night is NOT arranged by Habitat or covered in your build week costs. Please arrange your own accommodation on this night.
  • STA Travel know and understand our programs and can give you the best possible flight information. You can either contact them at habitat.au@statravel.com or call them on 1300 733 035
  • Please insert your flight details when filling out the ‘Your Details Form’ once they are confirmed.

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 Jesse Zarb, Global Village Manager 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 22nd FebruaryYour 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 Fundraising Toolkit , contact us directly or reach out to other volunteers on the Facebook group page.

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

Please join the Facebook group if you haven’t already done so, and introduce yourself to the rest of the team.