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Ending Hunger Through Education and Service

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Working with Heifer International, volunteer on projects at Maryland’s only Heifer Global Village. Experience the day-to-day lives of different peoples and cultures around the world, and gain a greater awareness of both global and local hunger and poverty issues through hands-on learning experiences, lectures, and volunteer work. Then take local action against hunger by volunteering at the DC Central Kitchen and work on Habitat for Humanity projects to combat poverty and inadequate housing.


Highlights

• At Heifer Global Village, explore authentic forms of shelter used in Guatemala, Mozambique, Kenya, China, Thailand, the U.S. and refugee sites, then help out with maintenance and grounds-keeping.
• Change the lives and improve the communities of Habitat for Humanity families by working on the houses they build, and prepare meals at a Washington food kitchen for delivery to feeding stations.
• At the Brethren Service Center, assist with the processing and quality control of school health kits, baby health kits and handcrafted articles from artisans in the developing world.


Program Notes

Habitat for Humanity and DC Central Kitchen require assumption of risk waivers to be signed upon arrival.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Work 5 to 6 hours a day. Habitat for Humanity projects are active construction sites with construction-related work/activities. Standing, lifting, unloading boxcars and trailers at Brethren warehouse. Standing 4 hours in soup kitchen.

Coordinated by Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
12 Hands-on experiences

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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