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November 22, 2014 to November 30, 2014

If you’re looking to combine your passions for service and travel, this Global Village trip to Paraguay is right for you! Join a team of like-minded people to build a home for a family in need over the week of Thanksgiving. It’ll be a holiday you’ll never forget! 

On this trip, you and your team will take part in the construction process from the very beginning. You’ll dig and pour the foundation, build the walls and support the mason in a variety of other tasks. Your work will give a hand up to a family in need of decent, affordable housing.

In addition, you may can have an opportunity to tour the city, learn a traditional dance, sample local foods or participate in other educational activities.

About Global Village
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 team leader Nicole Sagartz.

Trip highlights

• Learn about Paraguay’s housing needs.

• Take part in fun cultural activities.

• Interact with the partner families and members of the community.


  • Saturday: Suggested departure for North American volunteers.
  • Sunday: Arrive in Asuncion, meet your team and attend orientation.
  • Monday-Friday: Build each day, with free time in the evenings and an occasional cultural activity.
  • Saturday: A cultural activity and farewell event.
  • Sunday: Your journey in Paraguay may continue independently, or you may depart for home.

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
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. It’s a great way to raise your program cost, and the additional funds you raise will keep Habitat building.

Accommodations and food
Teams stay in in a modest but comfortable hotels or retreat centers. All meals, snacks and ample water will be provided. Lunch is provided on the worksite, and dinners will be served at the hotel or nearby restaurant.

Types of work for volunteers
Volunteers will mostly work on new construction under the direction of an expert mason. At times, volunteers may be involved in improvements, finish/conclusions, repairs and additions/expansions. Habitat staff will supply full safety training and instruction.

Contact this team’s leader
Have questions? Ready to join the team? Nicole Sagartz will lead this team in the field and would love to speak with you.

Nicole’s favorite GV story: “While on a build in Sri Lanka, I had the pleasure of meeting an older gentleman who was already the owner of a Habitat for Humanity home, and was helping to build a home for his grandson. Despite the complete language barrier, we shared many laughs and special moments. Every time I think of his face, and the way he worked circles around the much younger volunteers, I smile.”

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

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