volunteer John

Create your own team

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

"It helped me show how hard work and progress can create something beautiful for people that aren't as privileged as others."
— Kim Carolin Voll, volunteer in Macedonia

Many people who want to volunteer abroad, decide to form their own ‘volunteer team,’ rather than travel alone or join an open team.

Habitat for Humanity warmly welcomes groups who wish to do this and will support you every step of the way.

We will assign you an experienced volunteer coordinator who will provide thorough training and support to ensure that you are well introduced to all aspects of pre-trip preparation, on-trip wellbeing as well as steps that are taken after you return. They will also help you put together a budget, an itinerary and help you work out how to use Habitat’s free fundraising website.

Global Village volunteer trips last from one to two weeks. During that time, you and your team will work alongside local volunteers, skilled workers and project managers in a safe and supervised way to assist with the project.

You will also get the chance to explore the local culture and community while also getting time to yourself to understand and explore. Plus, you will be supported by an experienced, local Habitat coordinator.

You and your team do not need any prior construction experience, and we welcome all people that are 16 years old or older. During this trip you may feel like you pushed your limits, however, you will experience an amazing, rewarding feeling of accomplishment and have a unique opportunity to meet and explore different cultures.

Because we have been organising international volunteering trips for almost 30 years, you can be assured your trip will not just be life enhancing but also safe, secure and ethical.