Learn more about the long-term International Volunteer Program
What do long-term international volunteers do?
- Work at one of Habitat for Humanity’s offices around the world.
- Provide assistance in administration, communications, finance, programs, resource development or volunteer coordination.
- Fill construction assignments such as site assistants and foremen.
Where are the volunteer assignments?
- Locations vary based on the Habitat office requesting a long-term international volunteer.
- Past locations have included Argentina, Armenia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, Hungary, Ireland, Kenya, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Zambia.
How long are the volunteer assignments?
- The average term of service is six to 12 months.
Where can I find short-term international volunteer opportunities?
- Habitat’s Global Village program provides one- to two-week volunteer trips.
Who can apply to be a long-term international volunteer?
- Those 18 and older.
- People with a variety of skills from all around the world. Since the volunteers in this program serve on specific, often office-based assignments, they must possess the skills for the project.
- Those who are able to be flexible and sensitive to multi-cultural environments and willing to adapt to new ways of doing things.
How much does it cost to participate?
- An estimate of the cost for each volunteer assignment is included in the description posted online.
- In some cases, the host country provides assistance with local transportation, housing or some other kind of support.
- In all cases, you are responsible for international medical insurance, housing, food and travel to and from the host country.
Where can I find current openings?
How do I apply for an opening?
- Read Apply to the International Volunteer Program and follow the instructions.