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Global Village Program - Africa/Middle East

A volunteer on a Global Village team helps prepare a meal with a local woman.

The Habitat for Humanity International Global Village program offers short-term house-building trips that provide concerned volunteers the opportunity to get involved with Habitat’s work firsthand. In partnership with local affiliates worldwide GV work alongside partner families and local volunteers to build a true ‘global village’ of love, homes, families, communities and hope!

All of HFHI’s five area offices participate in the Global Village program. In addition to organizing and sending GV teams from their own area, the area offices and the country affiliates they represent host GV teams sent to their area from other HFHI area offices.

Join us for a life-changing opportunity to help others in need while exploring another country! A Global Village Holiday with a Purpose is a travel experience unlike any other. Helping to build a simple, decent home can transform the life of a family trapped in poverty housing. Not only will their life change forever, but your life may change too.

Individuals can join an existing Global Village team organized through our Africa and Middle East programs or the United States. Applications are accepted year round: Learn how to apply. Joining a GV team is a great opportunity to make new friends while discovering a new country together. We strive to organize a diverse group with a trained leader. For more information, please contact Remember to include your name, country of origin and country of interest (i.e. Zambia, Jordan, Malawi, etc.), and timeframe to travel in your e-mail.

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