Partner with two Chilean families to make critical improvements to their homes. Your work together will enable their developmentally disabled children to return home from a hospital or treatment center and continue care in a safe, healthy environment. Leave Chile knowing that your team’s work reunited a family.
Eat, work and spend time with two partner families in Casablanca, where you’ll experience life in a typical Chilean town. Get to know neighbors and community members, and learn about our staff’s innovative work. You will also see how locals make a living when you visit an organic vineyard.
Join a team of like-minded volunteers, then come home ready to tell friends how Habitat is transforming communities in Chile one family at a time.
- Your team’s housing improvements will bring disabled children home from a treatment center.
- Become an honorary family member when you work and live alongside the families.
- Glimpse the town economy when you visit a local vineyard.
- Saturday, day 1: Volunteers traveling from North America depart.
- Sunday, day 2: Arrive in Santiago, meet your team and travel to Casablanca. Habitat for Humanity Chile staff introduces their work.
- Monday-Tuesday, days 3-4: Build on the worksite and get to know your partner families. Spend evenings exploring Casablanca.
- Wednesday, day 5: Build until lunch, then visit an organic vineyard.
- Thursday-Friday, days 6-7: Build on the worksite.
- Saturday, day 8: Build until lunch, then enjoy a farewell barbeque with partner families.
- Sunday, day 9: Travel back to Santiago. Your travel in South America may continue independently, or you may depart for home.
This cost includes an important donation to Habitat for Humanity so that we can continue building safe, decent housing after you return home. For more details about what is included, visit Global Village program cost.
Share your story
You’re doing something exciting with Habitat, so tell people about it! Create a page on Share.Habitat to tell friends, family, and coworkers about your Global Village trip. Share photos and videos, even updates from the field. It’s a great way to raise support for your program cost, and anything extra goes as donations to build Habitat’s impact. Together we can improve shelter conditions and end poverty housing.
Meals and accommodations
Teams stay at modest, comfortable hostels. Enjoy typical Chilean meals prepared by locals, including your partner families.
Tasks on the work site
Typical work for a Global Village team may include digging foundation, framing walls, mixing cement, painting, carrying construction materials and other tasks assigned by the expert construction crew.
Contact this team’s leader
Have questions? Ready to join? Email team leaders Blake Oelke and Lynne Livingston.
Lynne’s favorite GV memory: “We had finished building a home for a family outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand, and the family gave us a going away party at night. We danced, ate, talked and then each sent a trail of lanterns into the night sky to take away bad spirits for the homeowners coming year!”
Blake’s favorite GV memory: “The welcoming ceremony upon our team’s arrival in Zambia is a memory that has stuck with me. The singing and dancing by the women in the village was one of the most amazing things I have seen and heard.”