Team Roberta: Jul. 22-31, 2019

Leading this team: Jan Roberta

Jan is a retired protective services social worker for the state of Connecticut. She still resides in Connecticut and has two adult daughters and three wonderful grandchildren.

According to Jan, she has “been around the world and back with Habitat” starting with  Jimmy Carter Work Projects and Global Village builds in the United States and abroad. Having led 10 teams to Kauai, this will be Jan’s 7th visit here.

The Build

Your stay on Kaua‘i is 10 nights, with departure on the 11th day. During this time you will have 1 orientation/team-building day, 6 build days, and 2 days off to explore the island and do cultural activities. An itinerary is shown below.

This Travel & Build trip will include various stages of new home construction for a group of homes in Phase 2, Increment B of our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna Subdivision. Depending on the current stage of construction, the activities may include: foundation, framing, painting, installing fixtures, siding, roofing, installing cabinets, finish work. We will have a more concrete idea of the tasks at hand when we are about 2 weeks out from the team’s departure date.

Program Cost

Each volunteer team member contributes a program donation (see above Trip Cost) that covers the costs of meals, transportation and accommodations throughout the trip and also helps further our work in our island community. The program donation is comprised of two important components:

1) A direct contribution to Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity’s work on Kaua‘i.

2) The necessary funds to cover expenses incurred during the official dates (see above) of your team build.

Program costs include:

  • All meals and accommodations for the duration of the trip.
  • Transportation once you arrive at the airport through the day of departure.
  • Cultural activities and community visits.
  • Insurance.
  • Professional construction support for your group.
  • Your team leader’s airfare and a portion of their program expenses.

Program costs do not include:

  • Team member’s airfare to and from our build location and visa fees (if applicable). Airfare and visa fees must be purchased separately.


Day 01  Mon. 07/22/19:  Travel day, arrive at LIH (Lihue) airport, check in to Habitat volunteer housing
Day 02  Tue. 07/23/19:   Morning Orientation followed by team building activity
Day 03  Wed. 07/24/19:  Build Day #1, 8:00 am check in at site
Day 04  Thu. 07/25/19:   Build Day #2, 8:00 am check in at site
Day 05  Fri.  07/26/19:    Build Day #3, 8:00 am check in at site
Day 06  Sat. 07/27/19:    Build Day #4, 8:00 am check in at site
Day 06  Sun. 07/28/19:   Day Off, cultural activities
Day 07  Mon. 07/29/19:   Day Off, cultural activities
Day 08  Tue. 07/30/19:   Build Day #5, 8:00 am check in at site
Day 09  Wed. 07/31/19:  Build Day #6, 8:00 am check in at site, 6:00 pm Mahalo Celebration Dinner
Day 10  Thu. 08/01/19:   Departure day, 11:00 am check out of lodging

Apply to join a Travel & Build Team

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