Depending on the needs of the community, you could be participating in a Habitat for Humanity build or helping at the Restore. Most likely, this experience will be a mixture of both a build and Restore support.
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario has several construction sites across Oxford, Middlesex, Elgin and Perth. Homes are built almost entirely by volunteers, both skilled and unskilled. Volunteer contractors help with the “hard stuff”, but also support the training and oversee volunteers. If you have never picked up a hammer in your life, Habitat can use your help. Build Days are organized, led by Site Supervisors and Crew Leaders with construction knowledge and experience. Whatever the activity may be, it is essential to the success of the build. Each piece fits together to ensure the final outcome is an amazing one. All the equipment and safety gear you need for the day is provided and no previous experience is necessary.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home and building supply stores that accept and resell quality new and used building materials. These stores are environmentally conscious, as much of what is sold is a product that would otherwise end up in a landfill. ReStores strive to keep operating costs as low as possible to maximize the amount of money that goes directly to benefit the London community, therefore ReStores are a great starting point for ASB London.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – Saturday, October 13, 2018
At the end of the Alternative Spring Break 2018 program, students participating in this experience will be able to:
If you are looking for a tactile or traditional service experience, and want to stay local - or are on a tight budget - this experience is for you. This experience does involve construction work and physical activity, although no previous building experience is required. All safety measures and job skills will be taught on site by professional site managers. You will never be responsible for completing a task that makes you uncomfortable;
Total cost (subject to change) – $150 CAD
Thursday evening, you will have a team dinner and a choice of recreational team building activity at the Factory, Canada’s largest indoor adventure park. This will be the only organized evening; however, your team is encouraged to organize other social evenings throughout the week such as team hikes, dinners, and other activities.
ASB London participants will stay in their own residence rooms/homes.
You are encouraged to start the day with a good breakfast from home. Lunch will be delivered to your worksite daily. Your team will also be treated to one team dinner on Thursday evening, along with a social activity.