A volunteer trip with Habitat for Humanity

The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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  • United States of America
  • Worldwide


Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion. Since 1976, Habitat has helped 6.8 million people find strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.


Anyone who can hold a hammer or a paint brush is welcome to the work of Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers provide man power that allows the building of homes or the making of renovations at considerably lower costs.

More importantly, the volunteering experience transforms lives: both for the volunteers who work alongside Habitat homeowners and for partner families who see people who care enough to help them break the cycle of poverty.

Build teams come from within a country or from overseas, known as Global Village teams. Business corporations, schools and colleges, universities churches, civic groups and other organizations organize and send teams. Some teams are open to anyone who wishes to join.

Volunteer trips with Habitat usually last from one to two weeks. During this time volunteers work on a construction site building homes together with team members and homeowner families. The choice of locations is great, from Central Asia’s mountains, to the coast of Mexico, the game reserves of Kenya, or charming villages in Hungary and Romania.

There are two ways to apply: either join one of our featured builds or open teams or create a group of your own with a tailor-made itinerary. Please visit our how to apply page for detailed guidelines. No construction skills are necessary! There will be a skilled supervisor on site to teach you everything you need to know.

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Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

Volunteer trip costs vary depending on the length of the trip and its destination. Most countries have standard budgets for each volunteer team trip. A typical one week trip worldwide would cost between 900€ and 1,450€. You may fundraise your program cost or donate it. Most volunteers donate a portion themselves and fundraise the rest.

Cost includes:

  • Meals and accommodation
  • In-country transport (to-from airport/site)
  • Medical insurance and emergency evacuation
  • Local cultural activities
  • Team coordination
  • Orientation materials
  • Donation to Habitat

Cost does not include:

  • Airfare to the host country
  • Applicable visa and/or exit fees
  • Rest and Recreation
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