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Haven

Work Waterways House Ground Canal Quay Dublin 2 Ireland Work Phone: 01 681 5440 Work Fax: 01 432 5959 Website: http://www.havenpartnership.com/

Biography

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Mission Statement
Haven is an Irish non-governmental organisation (NGO) which is strongly committed to empowering the people of Haiti to build strong and sustainable livelihoods. Established in 2008 and launched in 2009, we work solely in Haiti, facilitating the provision of sustainable water and sanitation, training and education, and shelter solutions for its people.

Our vision is to build thriving communities which prosper independently, and in which every person has a safe place to call home. Every year, a group of 30-40 volunteers leave a lasting impression on a local community in Haiti, where they lead a range of vital projects which focus on our three core development areas: Water and Sanitation (WASH), training and education, and shelter. Most of the volunteer projects focus on renovating and upgrading local resources, such as schools or community facilities.

 

Application Procedure

You can submit an enquiry form on Haven’s website (https://www.havenpartnership.com/volunteer/ ) or contact our Volunteer Manager at volunteer@havenpartnership.com to express your interest in the Volunteer Programme and run through some questions.  If you wish to take part, you will then be invited to complete an extended Application Form.

As part of this, you have to agree to adhere to our Standards of Integrity, provide a fitness certificate from your doctor, and undergo Garda Vetting.  You will also have to  fundraise the costs of the Volunteer Programme in order to take part, as outlined in more detail below.

All volunteers are also asked to attend the pre-departure briefing held about four weeks before you leave for Haiti.

 

Post-Programme Debriefing

Individually scheduled.

 

Contact with Returned Volunteers

Please contact our Volunteer Manager who will be happy to facilitate this.

Notes

Is Irish
Yes

Non Profit
Yes

Organisation Type
Short-term/Intercultural

Age Requirements
minimum age is 16 +

Language Requirements
No

Disability Access
No

Education Requirement
Skilled tradespeople are preferred; however there are a limited number of positions for volunteers without a trade.

Other Requirements
none

Application Procedure
Each volunteer must raise a minimum of €4,000, be medically and physically fit enough to work in a tropical climate, and be available to travel around the mid-term break at Halloween 2009.

Cost
€4000

Benefits
The €4,000 will cover food, travel and accommodation expenses, and will contribute to the purchase of materials used on site.

Work Individually/In Teams
In teams

Code Of Practice
No

Volunteer Charter
No

In Country Support
Yes, a full-time member of staff is available

Pre Programme Training
An induction day

Post-Programme Debriefing
none

Contact with Returned Volunteers
It is a newly established organisation so there is no contact with returned volunteers at this time.

Location
Latin America

Countries
Haiti
Activities
Construction

Duration
0-4 Weeks

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