Add value & see the world at the same time

I am just back from an adventure in Vietnam but a funny thing happened in the airport on my way out of town.

As background, my trip was to explore Vietnam as a potential country for me to do volunteer work. The purpose was to experience the country, its people and see what was happening. Throughout the trip, adventure and volunteerism crossed paths many times.

Habitat for Humanity Team Canada

It started in the airport on the way out of Toronto. I spotted a bunch of green t-shirts with Habitat for Humanity on them. Having just signed up to help this cause, I ran right over to see what they were up to.

Turns out this was Team Canada, 14 Canadians from across the country about to join over 400 other Habitat folks from around the world – destination – The Everest Build.

The project is to build 40 houses made of mud and bamboo in a week for the folks in Nepal. The team was lead by Robyn Allin and Patricia Elfer, both volunteers with H4H Toronto whose stories are inspiring by themselves. Take a look at the Team Canada blog and feel the excitement and pride around this project.

So for those of you who love travel and adventure, and want to give back, but don’t want to spend a long period of time overseas, this type of program might be just what you’re looking for. Check out Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village Trips and if there isn’t a opportunity that’s right for you.


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