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Flathead Valley, Montana

July 20, 2014 to July 27, 2014

If you love the outdoors and have a passion for service, this volunteer trip to Flathead Valley, Montana, will be perfect for you.

You and your team of fellow volunteers will spend a week helping with the construction of an affordable, energy efficient townhome for a low-income family struggling to make ends meet in an area with high housing costs. Under the guidance of experts, your tasks will include digging the foundation, framing, roofing, installing windows and doors, insulation, painting and finish work.

Plus, as the gateway to Glacier National Park and home to crystal clear lakes and rivers, Flathead Valley offers an abundance of hiking, camping, fishing, golf, biking and other recreational opportunities.

Global Village sends volunteers to build with Habitat for Humanity projects across the world. Get your hands dirty on the worksite, meet the families whose housing situation you are improving, experience the country like an insider and do it all alongside a team of like-minded volunteers. No experience required! This build is your next step with Habitat to make the world a better place.

Apply now to join this Global Village team, or email questions to the team leader at

Trip highlights

• Help a family achieve their dream of homeownership.

• Learn new construction skills and work alongside a great group of volunteers.

• Enjoy the abundance of beautiful scenery and activities at Glacier National Park.  

Sample Standard Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Flathead Valley and meet your team.
  • Day 2-5: Work on the build site all day, followed by dinner and free time in the evenings.
  • Day 6: Work a half-day, and then travel to Glacier National Park for sightseeing and fun activities.
  • Day 7: Your trip to Montana may continue independently, or your may depart for home. 

*standard itinerary subject to change based on work schedule and weather

Program cost
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 and keep Habitat building
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Accommodations and food
Teams stay in a vacation rental home that has a mix of beds, bunks and air mattresses. Teams will prepare some meals at the rental home and visit local restaurants.  

Types of work for volunteers
Volunteers work side-by-side with Habitat partner families under the direction of a construction supervisor. Teams will help with the construction of energy efficient townhomes. All tools and construction site materials will be provided by the affiliate.

Contact this team’s leader
Kat Williams is a seasoned Global Village team leader who says, “Being a team leader is one of my favorite things in the world. I have been blessed to be part of volunteer trips as a team member and leader to Alaska, Moloka’i, India, Egypt, Mozambique, Nepal, Thailand and New Mexico as well as working with disaster relief at Camp Hope in New Orleans and Eagle Butte, South Dakota. I am looking for multicultural, multi-age team members to join us in Montana this summer. It will be an experience you won’t forget!”

For more information contact Kat at

To apply for a GV trip, please follow the Application Instructions.

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