Volunteer laying brick, Thailand

Work on a Habitat construction site


Volunteer and change someone’s life — it could be yours

Habitat is unique and blessed to have a mission where our supporters can engage in direct and meaningful ways. Volunteering on a construction site is one of them. Anyone who can swing a hammer or set a block in place is welcome to the work of Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat sets the stage for families and volunteers to come together. A family partners with Habitat and contributes their “sweat equity” or their own labor. A volunteer offers them a hand up, providing the support and the “muscle” that often means homes can be built at considerably lower costs. At a Habitat build site, relationships are formed and friends are made. Watch this video and you will know what we mean.

Build teams come from within a country or from overseas, known as Global Village teams. Businesses, churches, schools and colleges, civic groups and other organizations organize and send teams. Some teams are open to anyone who wishes to join.

Specialist teams of experienced builders are recruited to start building after national disasters.

Join a Global Village trip

A Global Village trip offers the opportunity to travel to another country to work hand-in-hand with people around the world to help build secure, affordable homes.

Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam are among the countries in the Asia-Pacific region that host Global Village teams.

More information

To learn about their programs and volunteer opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region, click here.

To find out what trips are available, click here to contact the Habitat for Humanity volunteer coordinator nearest you.