Flathead Valley, Montana
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.
• 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.
- Days 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
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.
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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 leaders
Linda has been on approximately 19 Habitat for Humanity trips since 1997, including Americus, Kauai, a South Dakota reservation (Women’s Build), Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Argentina and Siberia. She has been active on the board of directors for her local Habitat affiliate and has also worked with her local Fuller Center for Housing board of directors. She loves to meet new people from around the world and to be able to learn new things from them. She is excited to be able to be part of a team in Montana.
Andrea has been the resident RN on quite a few Global Village teams. She has co-led teams to Alaska, Taos and Corvallis with Linda. Andrea is the official keeper of the first aid kit, but will be more than willing to relinquish it to anyone who volunteers. She has shared two GV trips with her niece. Andrea loves to meet new people who are willing to learn, work hard, go-with-the-flow and most of all, have lots of fun. She has been participating in GV trips since 2004 and has been all over the world, including Asia, Africa, Hawaii, Alaska, Mississippi, Papua New Guinea, Nepal, Siberia, Sri Lanka and Mozambique.
Both Linda and Andrea are excited to return to beautiful Montana and are looking for volunteers who love nature and love to have fun while helping families get their homes.