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Global Volunteer Network (GVN) - (HAITI VOLUNTEER OPS AVAILABLE)

Organization: Disaster Recovery
Facility Type: Volunteer Camp
Status: Open

MAIL ADDRESS: P O Box 30-968, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

Port-au-Prince, HT 00000


Main/General Business Number: +64 4 5699080

Mission: Our Vision
Our vision is to connect people with communities in need. We do this by supporting the work of local community organisations in countries through the placement of international volunteers.

Our Beginnings
The Global Volunteer Network (GVN) was launched in December 2000 by Colin Salisbury, its Founder and Executive Director, after spending time volunteering in Ghana, West Africa. While he was there he saw the tremendous difference volunteers could make in helping local organisations achieve their goals. Upon returning to New Zealand he spent some time researching the different volunteer organisations around the world and was amazed at how expensive and limiting many programs were in terms of volunteer opportunities.

Areas Served: Jacmel and Croix-des-Bouquets

This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary


The Global Volunteer Network currently has opportunities to join a rebuilding and rehabilitation team to Haiti.

Program Schedule
You can start your placement on the 1st or 15th of each month. You must arrive in Haiti the day before the start of your placement, so either the 14th or 30th/31st of the month. Arrivals should be no later than 2pm.

Volunteers can stay from a period of two weeks to 10 weeks.

Depending on the length of the placement, volunteers will depart on either the 14th or 30th/31st of the month. Departure flights should leave no earlier than 1pm.


The GVN Team is working to implement a long term, sustainable volunteer project in Haiti.

GVN has commissioned an advanced team of relief professionals to make an initial assessment of the immediate needs on the ground, specifically addressing the following areas:

* Water and Sanitation
* Health and Safety
* Psycho-social trauma support
* Logistics and distribution
* Media outreach and communication

Once the advanced specialist team have completed their work and provided a report on the situation we will then send in a rebuilding and rehabilitation team of volunteers.

Due to the fact that we need to be ready to act when required, we are now requesting expressions of interest from volunteers who can lead or join one of our rebuilding and rehabilitation teams.

Volunteers will be required over the next 12 months, with a likely start date of March onwards, to help in the following areas:

* Working with Children
* Teaching
* Health/Medical
* Building and construction
* Counselling
* Business development

Minimum Education: High School

Durations of Program: 1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks and 3-6 months
Typical Duration of Program: 2-4 weeks
Dates: Ongoing opportunities.

GVN will provide all who have registered with regular updates from the advanced team, along with details of the program as information unfolds.
The full cost of the Haiti volunteer program will be made available as soon as the program logistics have been finalised. Your program fee (cost yet to be determined) will cover your airport pickup, transport to project (if necessary), meals and accommodation during placement, training and supervision.

The other costs you will need to meet are your flights, visa, vaccinations, travel insurance, your departure from the program, and airport departure taxes. You will also need to bring additional funds to cater for all your other expenses like bottled water, personal costs, snacks and beverages.

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Created At: Tue Feb 09 06:02:38 +0000 2010
Updated At: Tue Nov 02 19:18:27 +0000 2010
Updated By: LTel

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