Pikes Peak Habitat works just around the corner from you, but we also support work across the U.S. and around the world. From May 20-28, 2017, Pikes Peak Habitat will be sending a team of volunteers to build a home with Habitat in Trinidad and Tobago. If you love volunteering and you love traveling – we want you to join us!
Travel to Trinidad and Tobago and help build homes for families in need of safe, decent and affordable shelter. Our team will stay in or near Port of Spain, Trinidad’s bustling capital city. As you build with the family, you’ll be welcomed into the community. You’ll also explore local sights and experience the harmonious cultural diversity of this island nation. This trip is a unique opportunity to experience life inside the culture.
Program Cost and Fundraising
You may fundraise or pay your own way. Fundraising is as easy as telling your friends, family and co-workers about why you build with Habitat for Humanity. They may even ask to join the team! Donations on behalf of trip participants can be made online or by sending a check to Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity.
Consider setting a fundraising goal over the minimum. Every donation you raise keeps Habitat building after your team returns home and helps Habitat Trinidad and Tobago serve another family.
- Day 1, Traveling: Fly from the US and Arrive at Port of Spain airport (POS) where you will be greeted by a representative from Habitat Trinidad and Tobago who will take you to meet your teammates over dinner.
- Day 2, Cultural Activity and Orientation: You and your team will spend the day soaking up the sun at Maracas Bay. Later in the day, Habitat staff will orient you to the work in Trinidad and Tobago and introduce you to the community in which you’ll work.
- Days 3-7, Build: Work with local, skilled construction leaders. After work, the team will have time for excursions, rest and reflection meetings.
- Day 8, Explore: Spend the day in Tobago, then enjoy a final team dinner.
- Day 9, Goodbyes: Depart for home or independently continue your travel.
Meals and Accommodations
Our team will stay at a modest, comfortable hotel with two to four people per room. Breakfast and Dinner will be provided at the hotel/guesthouse. Lunches will be catered on the job site. You’ll eat traditional food, influenced heavily by Indian, African and Creole cuisine.
Tasks on the Work Site
Our team may work in all stages of steel frame home construction. Regardless of what stage the house is in when the team arrives, responsibilities will likely include carrying materials, digging, securing cement siding and painting.
To learn more about the trip, please contact our trip co-leader, Caitlin at the Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity office by calling (719) 475-7800 ext. 109. She will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
Once you have been extended an invitation to join the team, donate or fundraise your deposit to secure your spot on the trip. The team leaders will guide you throughout the trip preparation process and during the trip.
Make a Trip Donation
Make a donation directed toward the trip you are joining, or the trip of a friend, co-worker or loved one.