Habitat’s Global Village volunteer


NGO & Institutes

Location (s):

  • Worldwide


Habitat may work around the corner from you, but we also work across the U.S. and around the world. Through Habitat’s Global Village volunteer trips, you can volunteer with us in more than 40 nations.


Our trips offer more than just the opportunity to swing a hammer. You’ll experience the country like a local, with the locals. Meet people from around the world with all different kinds of backgrounds, races and religions.

Spending time with other cultures doesn’t mean just exploring the differences, but also discovering the commonalities. You’ll find that you don’t even need to speak the language.

We have various opportunities depending on your area of interest, including building one house or many houses at a time, advocating for policy while building, disaster recovery, minor and major home repairs, energy efficiency projects, working with vulnerable populations like children or the disabled, and also trips just for women.

Your participation in one of these trips helps support Habitat’s ongoing homebuilding efforts. While your personal trip may last for a week or more, your financial, emotional and physical contributions can be life-changing for both those in the communities where you work and in your own life for years to come.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

We welcome everyone who wants to contribute to our work, no matter your age, background, religion or race. Please note, however, that manual labor is a part of the trip, so all participants should be in good health. If you are under 18, please see our minor policy. 


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

Cost/funding for participants:

Costs will vary by location, but fees include a donation to the host community’s Habitat program, in-country transportation, food, accommodations, select activities and travel medical insurance. Trip costs do not include airfare in and out of the country, activities beyond what is outlined in the trip details, visa and exit fees, any associated vaccines or trip cancellation insurance.

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