For over a decade, volunteer groups from The Triangle have been traveling to Honduras to build homes and hope. This year, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County will lead a trip from January 27 - February 5, 2017. Volunteers will build homes, make friends, and explore the local culture.
For most of the trip, volunteers will stay in Santa Rosa de Copan, a charming city in the western highlands. It is considered the dry season in Honduras. The weather can get down into the 50s at night with an average high of 75 during the day.
Volunteer activities vary but can include digging, carrying bricks, mixing cement, compacting dirt, moving materials and painting. During the afternoons and weekends, volunteers will explore the local culture and surrounding areas. Potential activities include visiting a coffee plantation, hiking, touring local markets, volunteering at an orphanage, visiting a home for the elderly, and touring the Copan Ruins.
The price range for this trip will be $1800-$2000. This includes airfare, hotel accommodations, meals and some snacks, some excursions, and a donation to the Habitat Honduras affiliate. Many people have done fundraising for the cost of the trip instead of paying for it themselves. We are happy to provide any kind of information, support, or ideas to help you fundraise. If you need to setup a payment plan such as a bank draft or monthly payment, please let me know and we can work with you on this. A deposit of $300.00 is due by August 31, 2016 to reserve your space. This will be counted toward the final cost of the trip. Remember, spaces are limited!
Intrigued? Click here to see photos from last year's trip. Or read a blog post about the journey. To find out more information, email Jennifer Player at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next interest session will be held on Thursday, August 25 at the Habitat office.