individual volunteering

Individual volunteering

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Habitat for Humanity offers international volunteer programs for people who would like to contribute to our mission of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Families all around the world partner with us to  build decent, sustainable homes and stronger, more stable communities.

Short-term opportunities

If you are looking to volunteer through one of our volunteer programs but are not part of an existing group, you should consider joining one of our open teams working alongside other volunteers. Our groups are welcoming and provide a great way to meet fellow volunteers.

These programs are run by our national offices, so you should first contact the relevant country office listed below:

Germany, Switzerland and Austria | gv@hfhd.de
Great Britain | GlobalVillage@habitatforhumanity.org.uk
The Netherlands | info@habitat.nl
Northern Ireland | gv@habitatni.co.uk
Ireland | gv@habitatireland.ie
The United States | gv@habitat.org
Canada | globalvillage@habitat.ca

If you are from another country in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, please contact our area office at gv.emea@habitat.org

Long-term opportunities

We design and oversee international trips for individuals looking to immerse themselves in a project or a country for between three months and one year. Trips of this length allow individuals to develop a deep understanding of the culture, community and country where they are volunteering, and they are highly rewarding. We are looking for people with a range of skills, not just in housing or construction.

If you would like to take this kind of trip, please check out our International Volunteer Program page.

Join international team

Atu Hsau means Let’s build together in Burmese, which precisely grasps the spirit of this trip to Myanmar. You will build disaster-resilient houses and sanitary latrines together with volunteers from around the world. 

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