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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?

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?