Register for Youth Build 2020 today -

Register for Youth Build 2020 today

Posted in News by Michelle on 07 Nov 2019.

Habitat for Humanity Ireland's Youth Build 2020 is an amazing opportunity to work alongside families in need of a decent place to call home.

Habitat’s Youth Build in Romania invites you to join 16-18 year olds from across Ireland, north & south, in fighting poverty housing. You will travel to Romania and help a family to build a home, strengthen their community, and enrich both their lives and your own.

Volunteers will experience firsthand the impact of poverty housing and help make a lasting difference to the entire community. Volunteers will work as part of a team, develop new skills, experience a different culture and learn about global development issues.

In Romania, more than 51 percent of children are living in poverty. 41.2 percent of people have no access to a bath, shower or running water alone. Over 35 percent of the housing stock is in a state of complete neglect and needs urgent repairs.Thousands of children in Romania are left orphaned because policies of the communist regime add to those in dire need of decent shelter.

“I have so much to say that even a whole book wouldn’t be enough to express all of my feelings and opinions about this experience. What I can say is that everything; the sore muscles, the hard work and sleepless nights were all worth it at the end of the day because I made wonderful friends and helped people in need.” 

 Learn more about the amazing work Habitat for Humanity Ireland do in eliminating substandard housing worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action and sign up today: