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, Mongolia, 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.