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.
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.
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.
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