Typical Work Day:
• Wake-up time
— Wake–up time depends on the time the team needs to arrive at the work site, which is determined
by the host construction supervisor. Typically, arrival time is somewhere between 8 and 9 a.m.
— Thirty to 60 minutes are allocated for breakfast, depending on the circumstances.
• Transportation to work site
— Daily devotions, which may include the team, host GV coordinator, partner family and construction supervisor, are often held each morning at the work site.
• Morning and afternoon break
Breaks from the work activity can be either planned, or each team
member can simply rest when she or he is tired and needs a break.
— Lunch often is provided by the host and eaten at the work site.
• Transport back to the accommodations
• Workdays typically end between 4 and 5 p.m. Fifteen to 30 minutes before departure the team leader reminds everyone that it is time to clean up and put away the tools.
— Dinner is usually a group activity while on the trip.
Photo Credit: Steffan Hacker/HFHI
• Reflection time/team meeting
— At some time during the day, usually evening, the team should have the opportunity to gather for a time of reflection—a time to express their
feelings and share spiritual devotion. The team journal is read and passed
to the next person.
• Host/cultural activities
— The host program often schedules some sort of intercultural
activity after work once or twice during the workweek.
Photo Credit: Steffan Hacker/HFH