Overview

FF Florida Suncoast is offering a unique Journey opportunity to expand efforts of global collaboration and goodwill, through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity - Global Village. Your experience on this Journey will be memorable and rewarding. The Journey begins and ends in Bucharest. Three days will be spent working on a Habitat Global Village site, as part of a Friendship Force team helping to construct decent, affordable housing that will build better lives for families in Romania, one of Europe's poorest countries. The remainder of the days will be spent sightseeing and participating in various cultural events.

Home Hospitality

Post-Journey extension Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force club of Bucharest.

Live With a Local

  • Help build better lives for families in Romania by constructing decent, affordable housing.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Worksite farewell celebration
  • Cultural activities in Bucharest and Moinesti/Comanesti area

Sightseeing Highlights

Moinesti/Comanesti, Romania:
  • Bai Park (with healing mineral waters)
  • Pine Tree Park
  • Ghindaru Hill (where archaeologists discovered artifacts of the pre-Cucuteni culture, over 5,000 years old)
  • The Dada Monument
  • Cetatuia (Dacian fortified city archaeologically certified)
  • The Jewish Cemetery
Bucharest:
  • Cotroceni Museum
  • Casa Poporului
  • National Art Museum
  • Ceausescu house
Come join this one-of-a-kind Friendship Force Journey planned in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Global Village, in Moinesti, Romania.

Habitat for Humanity Global Village - Moinesti, Romania with FF Bucharest Day-Hosting Option

12 Days / 11 Nights Program and Itinerary:

August 30, 2019 – September 11, 2019
Coordinator: Chuck & Betty Oldanie
[email protected]

All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

Aug. 31, 2019

Arrive at Henri Coanda Int Airport, Bucharest

Transfer to hotel in Bucharest

Dinner at local restaurant

Hotel accommodations

Sept. 1, 2019

Breakfast at hotel, check out

Cultural activity

Transfer to Comanesti and hotel

Habitat orientation

Welcome Dinner

Sept. 2 to 4, 2019

Build Day

Breakfast at hotel

Safety & health orientation

Work on build site with breaks for snacks and lunch

Back to hotel

Time for cultural activities, group reflection, and dinner

Sept. 5, 2019

Breakfast

Work until noon, lunch at site

Farewell celebration at site

Back to hotel

Farewell dinner

Sept. 6, 2019

Breakfast

Cultural activities

Travel back to Bucharest

Dinner & overnight at hotel

Sept. 7, 2019

Breakfast at hotel

Meet FF Bucharest members at the Hotel and have dinner together at a restaurant nearby

Sept. 8, 2019

Museum visits:

Cotroceni Museum

Casa Poporului

National Art Museum

Ceausescu house

Sept. 9, 2019

Visit a monastery

Free time

Sept. 10, 2019

Bucharest tour by car or on foot

Sept. 11, 2019

Leave for airport

Rate:

$1700 USD

Price Includes: FFI fees, housing, all meals, water and snacks while on the build site; local transportation to and from the airport in Bucharest; cultural and sightseeing activities to help you understand the place and the people; medical and evacuation insurance; a U.S. Global Village Volunteer Handbook for Romania; and a donation to Habitat for Humanity. Your airfare to and from Bucharest is not included. Lodging, meals and other costs for the add-on in Bucharest from September 7-11 would be at your own expense.

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Know before you go

  • Journey number 15479.
  • Lodging, meals and other cost for the day-hosting add-on with FF Bucharest from September 7 to 11 would be at your own expense.
  • We will be collaborating with Habitat for Humanity in a Global Village experience, constructing a home for citizens living in Moinesti. Florida Suncoast Club is the FIRST Friendship Force club to be involved in this joint venture with Habitat.
  • There will be three work days beginning about 8:30 am and ending at 3:00 pm, with lunch and snack breaks.
  • The only physical requirements are the ability to lift 15 pounds and be on your feet for two hours at a time. Previous construction experience is not required.
  • $100 deposit check payable to Friendship Force Florida Suncoast.
  • By April 1, 2019, an additional $500 nonrefundable deposit is required.
  • By July 1, 2019, the remaining balance is due.
Interested in this Journey?

We would love to have you on this Journey with us.

Our Mission

Friendship Force International provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures from the inside by bringing people together at the personal level. Through the signature program of home hospitality, local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing with them meals, conversation, and the best sights and experiences of their region.
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