Home construction

Jul. 26/20 — Aug. 02/20

British Columbia - Campbell River

Volunteer in Vancouver Island whilst giving a "hand up" to families in need

Is this build opportunity for me?

  • Home Construction Home construction
  • Weather Warm
  • Calendar July 26 - August 2
  • Language English
  • Budget ~1840 + air transportation

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North has built 20 affordable housing units in the Comox Valley and 12 in Campbell River. Because three families eventually sold their homes back to Habitat after they improved their financial situation, the affiliate has been able to serve a total of 35 homeowners. Since 2017, Habitat Vancouver Island North has embarked on its most ambitious building yet as a result of a significant acquisition of land capital, and in 2019 they received Habitat for Humanity Canada's 2019 Epic Engagement award.

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North operate two ReStores, which help fund the building of new homes. Profits from the ReStores cover operating costs, so 100% of donations go directly to programming. In 2017, the local Habitat launched Invest In Yourself, a free financial planning course. The program is based on Habitat's homeowner education program, but expanded to benefit the whole community.

Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North

Founded in 2004, Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is based out of the Comox Valley, serving North Vancouver Island from Bowser to Port Hardy.

The economic engine of Campbell River is driven by the primary and secondary resources sectors. Recent trends show a shortage of skilled workers as film, forestry, and mining attempt to rebound.

Habitat building or in-country schedule

Day 1: Sunday, July 26
Arrive in Campbell River
Day 2: Monday, July 27
Cultural day and welcome orientation
Day 3-7: Tuesday, July 28 - Friday, July 31
Build days
Day 8: Saturday, August 1
Final build day and farewell
Day 9: Sunday, August 2
Depart Campbell River
(The above itinerary may be subject to changes)

Habitat individual donation

The Habitat individual donation for this 8 day opportunity to build with Habitat Vancouver Island North is approximately

$1,840 (1) + air transportation (2)

(1) The Habitat individual donation covers all costs associated with hosting volunteers on the project site as well as support to the project and programs of the local Habitat for Humanity organization: room and board, orientation materials, transportation, traveler's medical insurance, and a donation to Habitat Vancouver Island North and to Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village programs. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for this individual donation.

(2) Participants will need to independently arrange and pay for air transportation from their point of departure to Campbell River and must be done in consultation with the team leader. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the eligible airfare.

Team leader: Angela Britten

The team leader for this build is Angela Britten from Gatineau, Quebec. Angela has participated in five Global Village builds (Chile, Portugal, Iqaluit, Jordan, and Romania) in addition to leading nine trips (PEI, Louisiana, Halifax, Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Hawaii twice, New Mexico, and Fiji) along the way.

Please feel free to contact Angela at abritten@videotron.ca if you would like to learn more about this build or apply now using our on-line application.