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.

Update: please note our Europe-wide program for individuals who wish to volunteer aboard is suspended. If you are based in Germany ([email protected]), The Netherlands ([email protected]), or Ireland ([email protected]), please contact your local office to check on the latest situation. 

There are many ways to get involved with Habitat for Humanity near you. Please contact your local Habitat office to find out how to volunteer in your local community. 

In the meantime you can keep up-to-date with our news and follow us on social media and share our stories. 

Short-term volunteer opportunities

If you are looking to volunteer through one of our international volunteer programs, you can join 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 in different countries. Please, contact the relevant country office if you are interested to join one of our international volunteer programs please contact the relevant country office:

Germany, Switzerland and Austria | [email protected]
Great Britain | [email protected]
The Netherlands | [email protected]
Northern Ireland | [email protected]
Ireland | [email protected]
The United States | [email protected]
Canada | [email protected]

Another country in Europe, the Middle East | [email protected]

Other countries in Africa | [email protected]

Long-term volunteer 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 volunteer trip, please check out our International Volunteer Program page.