If you’ve been looking for an exciting opportunity to live in another country, then consider volunteering your professional skill set with Habitat in one of the countries where we build.
For durations of three to 12 months or more, our international Habitat offices are looking for reliable, dedicated volunteers to help us advance our mission to provide safe, affordable housing around the world.
There are opportunities for volunteers to utilize their construction skills as a builder, site assistant or foreman. However, we are also looking for volunteers who want to apply their unique business skills to office positions such as social media advisor, grant writer, volunteer coordinator, Global Village assistant, research assistant, communications specialist, program or resource development specialist, as well as other administrative roles.
We need excited people like you who are willing to do the challenging work of improving and strengthening communities. Poor housing conditions are a worldwide problem, and it takes the devotion and commitment of many volunteers to create lasting solutions.
Ready to join us? Search for our international volunteer opportunities.
Frequently asked questions
Who can apply to be an international long-term volunteer?
You must be at least 18 years of age to qualify. You’ll also need to be open to learning about other cultures, adaptable to other ways of living, and curious about the world at large. Other than that, we would just need to make sure your skills match the position in question.
How long are volunteer assignments?
The average long-term international volunteer commitment is six to 12 months.
Where are the international long-term volunteer assignments?
There are no set locations. It varies by which Habitat offices request assistance. But past locations have included Argentina, Armenia, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, Hungary, Ireland, Kenya, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Zambia.
How much does it cost to participate?
This will depend based on location as costs of living vary greatly all over the world. You’ll find an estimation in each volunteer position posting. In some cases, the local Habitat office will also provide assistance with local transportation, housing or other support. In all cases, however, you’d be responsible for international medical insurance, food and travel to and from the host country.
Do you have any short-term international volunteer opportunities?
Yes, please check out our Global Village program.
Contact the International Volunteer Program
International Volunteer Program
Habitat for Humanity International
322 West Lamar Street
Americus, Georgia 31709-3543 USA
From the U.S. and Canada: 1-800-422-4828, ext. 7593
From all other locations: 229-410-7593