Volunteer In Haiti
Volunteer Programme May 2013
Haven are returning to Ile a Vache!
Volunteer in Haiti with Irish Chairty, Haven
In May 2013, 40 volunteers will travel to Haiti and work once again with the communities of Ile a Vache. Ile a Vache, meaning ‘Island of Cows’, is a small island south- west of the main land approximately a 5 hour journey from Port a Prince.
The new Volunteer Programme will move away from the typical house building structure and see Haven’s volunteers immerse themselves in the Ile a Vache community partaking in programmes designed around Haven’s three core developmental areas; Water & Sanitation, Shelter and Training & Education. Interaction with the community will be one of the key components of the new Volunteer Programme. Volunteers will partake in a broad range of activities suited to multiple skill sets. We will also look at encouraging partnerships between Irish Communities and businesses and those in Haiti.
The departure date for volunteers travelling from Ireland is the 24th of May 2013 returning to Dublin on the 2nd of June 2013.
Haven is returning to Ile a Vache as a result the devastation of Hurricane Sandy which tore through the island on 23rd of October 2012. Farms were left devastated and livelihoods destroyed. Sandy tore trees by their roots landing on homes and businesses, taking lives. This added with the consequences of the 2010 earthquake is why Haven is returning to the small island.
The 2010 earthquake in Haiti affected more than two million people. Today, thousands of Haitians continue to live in dire conditions with 347,000 people still living in camps throughout the region.
These families need your help. Your sacrifice of time and comfort, your hard work and your commitment to not only cover your own costs but to raise funds for future work in Haiti is what will truly make volunteering with Haven a life-changing experience.
Your participation with Haven will not only ensure the success of this project, but will help continue Haven‘s work across Haiti. Your participation will change lives.
For more information on the trip please call Alice on 01 6815 443 or email email@example.com
Thank you for all your support,
The Haven Team
For a first hand account of what it is like to volunteer with Haven in Haiti Click Here
To view pictures from the May 2012 Build It Week trip to Ile a Vache Click Here
To view pictures from the November 2012 Build It Week trip to Leogane Click Here