Habitat may work around the corner from you, but we also work around the world. Through Habitat’s Global Village trips, you can volunteer abroad with us in nearly 30 nations.

Our volunteer trips offer more than just the opportunity to swing a hammer. When you travel and volunteer with Global Village, you’ll experience the country like a local, with the locals. Meet people from around the world with all different kinds of backgrounds, races and religions.

Spending time with other cultures doesn’t mean just exploring the differences, but also discovering the commonalities. You’ll find that you don’t even need to speak the language.

Discover our growth and impact over the years as we celebrate 30 years of Global Village.

Why volunteer abroad with Habitat?

We have various opportunities to volunteer around the world depending on your area of interest, including building one house or many houses at a time, advocating for policy while building, disaster recovery, minor and major home repairs, energy efficiency projects, working with vulnerable populations like children or the disabled, and also trips just for women.

Your participation in one of these trips helps support Habitat’s ongoing homebuilding efforts. While your personal trip may last for a week or more, your financial, emotional and physical contributions can be life-changing for both those in the communities where you work and in your own life for years to come.

Coronavirus impact on Global Village builds

Habitat for Humanity International’s crisis management team is closely monitoring the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the precautions governments, health organizations, businesses and other international non-governmental organizations continue to take to limit its spread and impact in a growing number of countries.

Our priority is always the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners and the people we serve. Habitat is taking a proactive approach to minimize potential exposure to the virus.

Based on the latest information from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Habitat for Humanity International is suspending all Global Village volunteer builds through at least May 31. We will continue to monitor the situation and may extend cancellations after May 31.

In this matter, our overriding concern is for you and the people in the communities in which we serve. Many of our Global Village builds take place in communities that may not be equipped to address an outbreak of the virus. We must take caution to not potentially expose these vulnerable communities to the virus through accidental transmission from our volunteer or staff teams.

If a volunteer has a question or needs assistance, they can contact Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village customer service at gv@habitat.org. Please be advised that we are expecting much higher than expected call volume in the coming days. We ask for patience as we work through these cancellations.

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Available trips and schedules

Global Village is your gateway to serving with Habitat for Humanity in nearly 30 countries abroad. View available trips and join one to take your next step in making the world a better place.

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Make a Global Village trip donation

Make a donation directed toward a trip you are joining, or the trip of a friend, co-worker or loved one.

Featured trips

Chiapas, Mexico

September 05, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Sept. 5-13, 2020: Immerse yourself in the indigenous culture while building shelter with the local community!

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Chennai, India

November 22, 2020 - November 29, 2020

Nov. 22-29, 2020: Travel to India and experience a new culture while building safe, affordable housing.

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Romania Big Build

September 19, 2020 - September 27, 2020

Sept. 19-27, 2020: Join over 240 volunteers from around the globe who are helping build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

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Jhapa, Nepal

December 05, 2020 - December 13, 2020

Dec. 5-13, 2020: Help build affordable housing while exploring a new culture!

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Asuncion, Paraguy

September 20, 2020 - September 27, 2020

Sep. 20-27, 2020: Explore, learn and build on this Global Village trip to Paraguay!

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Kabwe, Zambia

October 03, 2020 - October 11, 2020

Oct. 3-11, 2020: Help make an impact while experiencing a new culture!

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Learn more about Global Village

Global Village FAQ

Do I need construction or language skills? Can I volunteer as an individual – or with my group? Can I fundraise to cover my expenses? Find out on our FAQ page.

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Contact Global Village

Email: gv@habitat.org
Phone: 1-800-HABITAT

Mailing address:

Global Village, Habitat for Humanity International
322 West Lamar Street 
Americus, Georgia 31709-3543 USA

If submitting donations via check, please remember to write your event code and personal ID on the check.