Trip Details

This trip occuren in May-June 2009. If you are interested in a similar experience, please visit http://www.habitat.org/gv to learn more, see a schedule of upcoming trips and apply.

Types of construction for volunteers
Volunteers can help in the completion of half-built homes and renovations, including roof-replacement projects.

12-day itinerary
Day 1(Typically Saturday):  Depart the United States.
Day 2 (Sunday):  Travel day.
Day 3 (Monday):  Arrival in Yerevan in early morning; Rest for a few hours; Welcome and orientation with Habitat Armenia staff member; Dinner.
Days 4-5 (Work days, Tuesday-Wednesday):  Breakfast served before traveling to work site; Work from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with lunch on site; Free time after work to clean up; Dinner in local restaurants; Time for team activities.
Day 6 (Thursday):  Free day for cultural activities; Dinner in local restaurants; Time for team activities.
Days 7-8 (Work days, Friday-Saturday):  Breakfast served before traveling to work site; Work from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with lunch on site.; Free time after work to clean up; dinner in local restaurants; time for team activities; Special events throughout the week include cultural experiences with host program staff, such as market tours, museum visits, church, walking tours, etc.
Day 9 (Sunday):  Free day: Activity in local community.
Days 10-11 (Work days, Monday- Tuesday):  Breakfast served before traveling to work site; Work from 8a.m.-4:30p.m. with lunch on site.; Free time after work to clean up; Dinner in local restaurants; Time for team activities; Farewell dinner on Tuesday.
Day 12 (Wednesday):  Departure day.
Please note, team members are welcome to spend extra time in-country for recreation outside of the Habitat experience.

Accommodations
Hotels are simple and basic, and typically located in Yerevan’s city center. The team will stay in double-occupancy rooms and include a private bathroom. All facilities are screened by HFH staff to ensure that they are safe, clean and well maintained.

Trip cost
$2,200
Please note, team members can fundraise their trip cost! We will give you all the tools you need to create a fund-raising Web page, and send you a guide with tips for fund raising. Trip cost includes a valuable donation Habitat Armenia and International that will impact the lives of families around the world.
Trip cost includes: donation to the Habitat host program and HFHI; meals, accommodations, transport (excluding trip participant air fare), medical emergency evacuation and trip cancellation insurance, some local cultural activities, team coordination and orientation materials. The team leader’s trip cost and estimated air fare is included in the trip budget. The trip cost does not include trip participant air fare, R&R activities, and visa and exit fees (not applicable for all destinations).

Ready to apply?
View the posting on the GV page at http://www.habitat.org/cd/gv/trip_desc.aspx?type=1&code=gv10401. Apply for trip GV10401 to Armenia at http://www.habitat.org/gv/how_to_apply.aspx

Links
GV Armenia Info Sheet: http://www.habitat.org/gv/catalog/suppdocs/armenia_blueprint.pdf
GV Armenia Manual: http://www.habitat.org/gv/catalog/suppdocs/armenia_gvmanual.pdf
“From Budapest to Bishkek: Mapping the Root of Poverty Housing”: http://www.habitat.org/eca/pdf/poverty_study.pdf
HFH Armenia Site: http://www.habitat.am/
HFH Europe and Central Asia Site: http://www.habitat.org/eca/

Need more information?
E-mail swhittet@habitat.org or call 229-410-7548 (weekday) or 414-403-9448 (evening/weekend) with questions.

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GV Team Newsletter #1 (For participants)

Armenia (GV10401)

May 23-June 3, 2009

Newsletter #1: General Guidance

 

Introduction

Welcome to our Armenia GV team! This is the first of several (three or four) electronic newsletters that I will be sending you over the next several months to share information, guidance and tips to help prepare for our adventure. I know there is a ton of information, but read carefully for important notes.

 

Thank you for choosing to go on this Global Village trip to Armenia! I am very excited for this adventure, and the opportunity to bring together a team of unique individuals excited to be flexible, work hard and explore. I am sending this because you have received an invitation to the trip and verbally confirmed your desire to participate; this does not necessarily mean your deposit has been received and you are officially considered part of the team. As noted in the Airline Reservations section, please confirm with me that your deposit has been received before booking any reservations.

 

Orientation Materials

Thank you to those of you that have submitted your $350 deposit. If you have not done this, I ask you to do it soon. As soon as your deposit is processed, the Global Village office at Habitat headquarters will send you an orientation package. Perhaps the most important item in the package is the Global Village Orientation Handbook. It contains a wealth of general information about the GV program, international travel and the work of building houses in other countries. Please take the time to read the entire handbook!

 

Passport Guidance

Is your passport ready for our trip? Please check your passport to make sure that it meets the following

requirements:

• Expiration date more than six months from the date you return home.

• At least two blank pages remaining.

 

If your passport doesn’t meet these requirements, you will need to renew it or have more pages added to prevent any problems with Passport Control agencies while traveling. You don’t want to find this out at the last minute! Passport application forms are available at all U.S. Post Offices.

 

Visa requirements
Information from the U.S. Department of State is available at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1141.html. This site says: “A passport and visa are required. U.S. citizens may purchase visas in advance for a stay of up to 120 days online at http://www.armeniaforeignministry.am/ for the fee of USD 60; however, this visa is valid only for entry at Zvartnots airport in Yerevan. At this time a visa valid for 120 days may also be obtained upon arrival at the port of entry for the fee of 15,000 Armenian Drams (approx. USD 50). Visas for up to 120 days may be purchased at the Armenian Embassy in Washington, D.C. or the Consulate General in Los Angeles for the fee of USD 69. For further information on entry requirements, contact the Armenian Embassy at 2225 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20008, tel. (202) 319-1976 and (202) 319-2983; the Armenian Consulate General in Los Angeles at 50 N. La Cienega Blvd., Suite 210, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, tel. (310) 657-7320, or visit the Armenian Embassy’s web site at http://www.armeniaemb.org for the most current visa information. Information about dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found on our web site.  For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information sheet.”

Seda, our in-country coordinator, highly recommends getting the visa beforehand; She said the visa must be purchased in Armenian currency and can cause frustration and a lot of waiting in lines upon arrival. When submitting your Visa application, select you are traveling as a tourist.

 

Airline Reservations

*Please do not book your ticket until you have confirmed with Shelly that your deposit has been received and you are a confirmed member of the team!  

 

An important tip for your flight reservation: Make sure that the name on the ticket matches the name in

your passport, i.e., no nicknames.

 

We will not be booking group airfare. However, if you are looking for a travel agent, you may contact Shake at SIMA Tours, 610-359-7521, simatoursusa@yahoo.com. Make sure you identify yourself as a Global Village team member on Shelly Whittet’s Armenia trip. Please note that Shake is not our official agent (just recommended to me by a friend); please feel free to use your own travel agent or look into booking flights online. However, if tickets are booked online, you do not have an advocate should you miss a flight. You are welcome and encourage to coordinate with one another if you would like to travel together and/or meet in a gateway city. I will be flying to Paris, but will be arriving in Armenia early.

 

Plan to book your flight to arrive early morning on Monday, May 25. The plan is to take some time to get settled and rest, and then have a group orientation in the afternoon. Please book your flight to depart on June 3. (Certainly, team members may make the choice to stay longer outside of the Global Village trip.)

We will be including a more precise meeting location a bit later. We will provide detailed flight information to our hosts and someone will meet each of you/us at the airport.

 

If you have any questions or doubts, please check with us before making a nonchangeable/nonrefundable reservation. Changeable/refundable tickets, thought sometimes more expensive, are sometimes a good idea when traveling internationally. Once you have confirmed your reservations, please e-mail your entire flight itinerary to

swhittet@habitat.org

 

Trip Itinerary (tentative)

Day 1(Typically Saturday): Depart for Armenia.
Day 2 (Sunday):
Travel day.
Day 3 (Monday):
Arrive in Yerevan in early morning; Rest for a few hours; Welcome and orientation with Habitat Armenia staff member; Dinner.
Days 4–5 (Work days, Tuesday–Wednesday):
Breakfast served before traveling to work site; Work from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., with lunch on site; Free time after work to clean up; Dinner in local restaurants; Time for team activities.
Day 6 (Thursday):
Free day for cultural activities; Dinner in local restaurants; Time for team activities.
Days 7–8 (Work days, Friday–Saturday):
Breakfast served before traveling to work site; Work from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., with lunch on site.; Free time after work to clean up; dinner in local restaurants; time for team activities; Special events throughout the week include cultural experiences with host program staff, such as market tours, museum visits, church, walking tours, etc.
Day 9 (Sunday):
Free day: Activity in local community.
Days 10–11 (Work days, Monday–Tuesday):
Breakfast served before traveling to work site; Work from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., with lunch on site.; Free time after work to clean up; Dinner in local restaurants; Time for team activities; Farewell dinner on Tuesday.
Day 12 (Wednesday):
Departure day.

 

Health and Travel Advisories

Following is a synopsis of information compiled from the Centers for Disease Control Web site (http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/) and the Department of State travel Web site (http://www.state.gov/travelandbusiness/). Both sites list much more information than I can include here, so we encourage you to take the time to check them out online.

 

Required Vaccinations

Recommendations/comments can be found on the CDC Web site listed above. Discuss your travel plans and personal health with a health care provider to determine which vaccines you will need.

 

Fund Raising and Trip Payment

As you should already know, the cost of our trip is US$2,200, excluding airfare. This will cover all meals, lodging, ground transportation, and local cultural excursions. $400 of the trip cost will is a donation to Habitat Armenia, and $100 to support HFHI’s Global Village program. Your entire trip cost is due no later than April 8. I did not pad this deadline; please ensure your payment is in on time. Please make sure you review GV’s Payment Policies and Procedures. We encourage everyone to make this payment online, but it can be mailed to the GV office at Habitat headquarters. NOTE: Please remember to use your eight-digit Habitat ID number and our event code (GV10401) when making your payment!

 

Are you interested in raising funds to cover your trip costs? Many GV participants choose this option. It is a great way to raise your trip costs and spread awareness about Habitat’s global work! You can set up your own Web site and invite family, friends or other organizations (such as churches) to make a donation toward your trip. Go to the following address to set up your own Web page: www.habitat.org/gv/create.html. No technical skill is required. You may then advertise your Web address and challenge others to support your GV trip. If you plan to do this, please tell us, so that we can assist you and monitor your progress.

 

Who You Are

Please write up a brief biography and send it to us with a photo of yourself by March 14 We will share it with the rest of the team in our next newsletter.

 

Your Team Leader

Shelly Whittet

 

E-mail: swhittet@habitat.org

Office Phone: 229-410-7548 (E-mail or office phone are usually the best ways to get in touch with me.)

Cell Phone: 414-403-9448

Mailing address:

Shelly Whittet

Habitat for Humanity International

121 Habitat St.

Americus, GA 31709

Fax: 229-410-7051

 

*** I am dedicated to helping our team have a memorable, though-provoking, educational, service-oriented, meaningful, fun Global Village trip. If you have questions or there is anything I can do to better serve as your team leader at any point, please let me know.

 

Resources to Learn More
I have tried to post resources on the team blog, http://globalvillagearmenia.wordpress.com/. You will find links to a HFH Armenia info sheet (great for fund raising!) and HFH Armenia Global Village manual (really helpful!), links to HFH Armenia’s Web site, tools to learn more about Habitat’s mission, and more. If you would like other information or resources posted or would even like to post things/thoughts of your own, let me know.

 

Conclusion

I recommend that you save this and other newsletters for future reference. You might want to keep them with your Global Village Orientation Handbook. The next newsletter will focus on information about our team members and our Armenian hosts. Stay tuned!

 

Action Items

Here are some things that you should do prior to our next newsletter:

          Ensure your passport is current and has enough blank pages for our trip;

          Read the Global Village Orientation Handbook;

          Finalize your air travel arrangements, then e-mail the itinerary to Shelly;

          Learn more of Habitat for Humanity and Armenia, through resources available on www.globalvillagearmenia.wordpress.org or through your own findings;

          Write a brief biographical sketch (two to three paragraphs) about yourself and e-mail it to Shelly;

          Get excited about an exciting journey, opportunity to serve and chance to work as a team!

 

Shelly Whittet
Volunteer Mobilization Communication Specialist
Habitat for Humanity International
121 Habitat Street
Americus, GA 31709
(229) 410-7548 or 1-800-HABITAT, ext. 7548
Fax: (229) 410-7051
swhittet@habitat.org
http://www.habitat.org/getinv    

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Newsletter #2

 

Team,

 

I hope you are all doing well! I am getting excited for an extraordinary trip! Here you will find reminders of the next steps, more details about accommodations, meals, packing recommendations and more!

 

Much of this information is taken from the GV Armenia manual, available at http://www.habitat.org/gv/catalog/suppdocs/armenia_gvmanual.pdf. I highly encourage you to read this manual, and check out the other resources linked on www.globalvillagearmenia.wordpress.com. If they are other resources you need, please let me know; if there are other resources you find and would like to share, please let me know.

 

Please make sure you note the very important review of action items at the end of this e-mail. As always, please feel free to call or e-mail me with questions!

 

The team

Biographies will follow in the next newsletter. Please send me a short bio of yourself (with a picture, if you choose) to share with the team.

 

Payment

As a reminder, final payments are due 45 days before the trip — April 8. Please make sure that you make your payments according to GV’s payment policies. It is important to turn in your money on time in order to ensure we are able to make pre-payments and that I receive the funds we will need in country!

 

Orientation Materials

You should have received an orientation packet when you made your $350 deposit. If you did not receive this packet from the Global Village office at Habitat headquarters, please let me know. Perhaps the most important item in the package is the Global Village Orientation Handbook. It contains a wealth of general information about the GV program, international travel and the work of building houses in other countries. Please take the time to read the entire handbook!

 

Accommodations

The teams will be accommodated in Yerevan. Hotels are simple and basic and typically located in the city center. The team will stay in double-occupancy rooms that include a private bathroom. All facilities are screened by HFH staff to ensure that they are safe, clean and well-maintained. We will most likely be staying at Hotel Erebuni.

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Meals

Breakfast: Breakfast will be served at the hotel
Lunch:
Boxed lunches will be served on the work site.
Dinner:
Dinner is served at local restaurants.
Water:
Tap water is not sanitary to drink in Armenia. Purified, bottled water will be provided throughout the day. Snacks are also included in the meal cost as well as a welcome and farewell dinner. Alcohol is not included.

If you have special dietary restrictions, please let Shelly know so we can let the country know in advance.

 

Flights

We will not be booking group airfare. However, if you are looking for a travel agent, you may contact Shake’ at SIMA Tours, 610-359-7521, simatoursusa@yahoo.com. Make sure you identify yourself as a Global Village team member on Shelly Whittet’s Armenia trip. Please note that Shake’ is not our official agent (just recommended to me by a friend; she has been incredibly helpful to me in booking my own ticket); please feel free to use your own travel agent or look into booking flights online. However, if tickets are booked online, you do not have an advocate should you miss a flight. You are welcome and encouraged to coordinate with one another if you would like to travel together and/or meet in a gateway city. I will be flying through Paris, but will be arriving in Armenia a few days early.

 

Plan to book your flight to arrive early morning on Monday, May 25. The plan is to take some time to get settled and rest, and then have a group orientation in the afternoon. If you are having difficulty finding a ticket that comes in on the morning of May 25, arriving at night on May 24 may be an option. Please discuss any booking questions with Shelly before making arrangements.

Please book your flight to depart on June 3. (Certainly, team members may make the choice to stay longer outside of the Global Village trip.)

 

We will be including a more precise meeting location a bit later. We will provide detailed flight information to our hosts and someone will meet each of you/us at the airport.

An important tip for your flight reservation: Make sure that the name on the ticket matches the name in

your passport, i.e., no nicknames

 

If you have any questions or doubts, please check with me before making a nonchangeable/nonrefundable reservation. Changeable/refundable tickets, thought sometimes more expensive, are sometimes a good idea when traveling internationally. Once you have confirmed your reservations, please e-mail your entire flight itinerary to swhittet@habitat.org

 

Passports

Passports are required for all travelers and must be valid for an additional six months after the planned departure date from the visited country. To enter Armenia you need a visa. Please take 2-3 copies of your passport and visa. Please send me a copy of your passport ASAP!

 

Make sure your passport ready for our trip. Please check your passport to make sure that it meets the following

requirements:

• Expiration date more than six months from the date you return home.

• At least two blank pages remaining.

 

If your passport doesn’t meet these requirements, you will need to renew it or have more pages added to prevent any problems with Passport Control agencies while traveling. You don’t want to find this out at the last minute! Passport application forms are available at all U.S. Post Offices.

 

Visa

Visas to Armenia are quite easy to obtain and they’ve gotten even easier with the implementation of electronic visas via the internet. Seda, our in-country coordinator, recommends obtaining your visa in advance. The service is available through web sites www.armeniaforeignministry.am and www.armeniadiaspora.com, as well as through the websites of Armenian embassies around the world. Go to the link, follow instructions and pay $60. (You can also wait until you get to Armenia and get the visa as you arrive at the airport. There should not be any problem to get a visa at the airport, but please check your country status with the host coordinator. Unlike e-visa, this one will cost between $30-$35, but you would have to stand in line to get it.)

 

Transportation

We will be traveling in-country by a safe, clean minibus. The work site is 40 minutes from the hotel, which is a great way to see more of Armenia. Some of my favorite team moments in the past have happened during the minibus ride!

 

Health and safety

Shelly will bring a first aid kit to keep with us during our activities. Our hosts also have a referral list available for doctors and dentists if we need it.

 

Schedule

I have attached a rough sketch of the schedule. More updates about exact recreational activities will be forthcoming. If you have an activity you would really like to do or something you are particularly interest in seeing or learning about, please let me know. While we may not be able to accommodate every request during our visit, I am interested to hear what things you are interested in.

 

On the work site

Volunteers can help in the completion of half-built homes and renovations, including roof replacement projects. GV teams’ construction work is mainly are: concrete work: mix sand and cement, pour water, make the mixture and carry with buckets (as light as possible), haul blocks, paint the walls, put the plaster on the walls, sand windows, doors and walls clear of plaster and paint them, fix the roof.

 

Currency/Exchanging Money

Currency: Dram (AMD)

Note bills: 1000, 5000, 10000, 20000,50000

Coins: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500

 

Seda, our in-country coordinator, says: It is cheaper  when you pay in cash for all the services. When you pay in cash, you can save about 15 % which is the VAT. Also you can use ATM`s machine using Master cards and Visa & Visa Electron cards. You are able to put out about $1300 in a day. If you bring the cash, exchange rate is 1USD – 360 dram. During the past month the rate of USD has increased.

 

If you do plan to use your ATM or debit card, notify your bank you will be traveling, so your bank does not stop your card due to unusual activity.

 

Communication with home

Mail
There are post offices all over Yerevan which are noticeable by their dark blue sign with big white letters saying “POST.” Sending a post card/letter to The USA and Europe generally takes 14 days but sometimes it takes……a couple of months.


Telephone and Internet

In Yerevan there are many Internet services where you can use the Internet or make international calls. The Internet costs around 500 drams per hour (about $1). There are phone cards available that you may use to call anywhere in the world. Habitat staff will assist you to find such internet clubs. Please note that making international phone calls from the hotel is very expensive.

 

Helpful Web sites

Currency and Exchange Rates: www.xe.net/currency

Lonely Planet: www.lonelyplanet.com

International Dialing Information: http://kropla.com/dialcode.htm

Country Reports and Statistics: http://www.countryreports.org

U.S. Department of State—Consular Affairs: http://travel.state.gov

Weather Information: www.weather.com

 

Packing list and tips

Bring clothing which fits comfortably, preferably cotton outfits. Steel toe work boots are preferred, but other boots are okay for construction. No sandals are allowed on the construction site. We highly recommend flip-flops and bathrobe for bathing. It is acceptable for women to wear shorts at the construction site, but not too short. However, women should not wear shorts while visiting churches; admittance may not be allowed. Generally Armenians ‘dress-up’ more than the average American or Western European. You will be noticed and stared at if walking around in construction clothes. If you don’t mind, this is fine. But, please be aware that it may happen.

 

We will have laundry done at the hotel or by a laundress if need be. Habitat for Humanity Armenia staff will assist you with processing your laundry.

 

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/city_guides/results.shtml?tt=TT004530 for weather info. 

 

The electricity in Armenia is 220v and plugs have two or three round-prongs. Bring a voltage adapter for any important electric devices from home. Consider, however, that buying an item in Armenia (iron, radio, hair dryer) may be cheaper and longer lasting than buying adapters for each one. Plug attachments that change flat prongs to round prongs are cheap and easy to find.

 

Essential items:

·         Money belt

·         Mosquito repellent

·         Pain relievers

·         Passport (since you may obtain e-visa make sure to have it with you, it is easy to print the e-visa

·         Prescription & personal medications

·         Cash pocket money

·         Sun block lotion

·         Small light/battery may be used in the evenings as some streets do not have electricity/light

·         Toiletries

·         Travel alarm clock

·         Wide brim hat

·         Work boots/hiking boots

·         Work clothes for site

·         Hand sanitizer

 

Other items you may wish to bring:

·         Bath robe

·         Towel

·         Books

·         Camera

·         Ear plugs for light sleepers

·         European adapter if needed

·         Journal

·         Light weight rain jacket

·         Sandals

·         Sunglasses

·         “Breathe Rite” strips or something similar for snorers (since you are going to share room with

someone else.)

·         Items to use during team reflections and/or to share about yourself (i.e. picture of your family)

 

Gift-giving policy

At Habitat for Humanity Armenia we are very glad to host Global Village teams. Every team member visit to Habitat for Humanity Armenia is a real gift.

 

When Global Village teams work with partner families they get so close and many of them become good friends, and before their return team members often want to make more contributions to families – their friends. It is common that gifts can create a dependence on others to provide assistance, while the HFH model focuses on breaking the dependence. Indeed you are a key partner in challenging and supporting families as they seek to improve their living situation – not as ”a hand out”, but as “a hand up”. Additional funds for building more houses are always the most powerful contribution!!!! The support for further house building at the host office is always the best gift to insure that more children can grow up in decent shelter.

 

Please keep in mind the guidelines outline by Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village program:

• Personal gift giving is not permitted.

 

• Giving of gifts to individual children is not permitted.: Team members may bring small items to the work site to share—soccer ball, Frisbee, bubbles, crayons, pencils, paper, coloring books—as long as team members take the items home to their lodging every evening. Any items brought to play with at the work site that a team member would like to donate should be given to the host GV coordinator who, after the team departs, will see that they are appropriately distributed in the community.

• Any tools and clothing team members bring and plan to donate should be given to the host GV coordinator on the final day of building.

• Team members should not agree to any type of sponsorship while a member of a GV team.: Team members are sometimes approached about the possibility of “sponsoring” children in the host country. They might be the partner family children, children of a host program staff member, of an extended family, or simply a local resident befriended by a team member. It is against Habitat policy for any Habitat staff member to solicit personal donations from volunteers, donors, etc.

 

Please let Shelly know if you have questions.

 

Future newsletter topics

• Contact sheet to leave with family/friends.

• Team member biographies.

• Where we’ll meet you on Monday, May 25.

• Answers to questions asked in the meantime.

 

IMPORTANT: Review of action items!!!

·         Review the resources available on the trip blog, www.globalvillagearmenia.wordpress.com.

·         Tell Shelly if you have any special health or food needs.

·         Make final payments by April 8.

o    The best way (because a check takes longer to send and process) is online at https://www.habitat.org/cd/giving/donate.aspx?link=2.

o    Don’t forget to use your person eight-digit code and our trip code, GV10401!

o    Payment policy information available at http://www.habitat.org/gv/pdf/payment_policy.pdf.

·         Write a bio and send to Shelly by April 8.

·         Send Shelly a copy of your passport by April 8.

o    E-mail swhittet@habitat.org, fax 229-410-7051, or 121 Habitat St./Americus, GA 31709

·         Book your ticket and pass your itinerary details on to Shelly.

·         Let Shelly know if you have questions or there is anything I can do to help you!

 

I am really looking forward to the trip, and I hope you are too! See you in seven weeks!

 

Shell

 

 

Shelly Whittet

Volunteer Mobilization Communication Specialist

Habitat for Humanity International

121 Habitat Street

Americus, GA 31709

(229) 410-7548 or 1-800-HABITAT, ext. 7548

Fax: (229) 410-7051

swhittet@habitat.org

http://www.habitat.org/getinv  

 

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 

 

 

2 responses

18 01 2009
Isabelle

Hi there….just wanted to get some more information. My daughter emailed me this site, she knows I have an interest. She herself has always wanted to do something in Armenia and plans to in the future. I was wondering if there is an age limit (I am 53) . I guess I would like to get more information in general about the trip, how to apply, etc.

Thank you
Isabelle Tornello (maiden name Kachadoorian)

9 03 2009
swhittet

Isabelle,

I just noticed your comment on the blog about my Global Village trip to Armenia (www.globalvillagearmenia.wordpress.com). I apologize for not having responded; somehow, I didn’t get a notice this comment was made.

You asked if there was an age limit. This trip is certainly open to anyone with a desire to learn, explore and work; you are certainly welcome. The team will be made up of a mixed groups of folks (in age, location, experience, etc.) brought together by a common desire to come together as a team to explore and serve.

There are still slots on the trip, and I’d love to talk to you more about it. You can get more info and officially apply at http://www.habitat.org/gv/how_to_apply.aspx, but I am happy to chat with you. Please give me a call or send me an e-mail (229-410-7548, swhittet@habitat.org) if you are still interested!

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