Woman volunteer fist bumping with kid in Guatemala on Global Village trip site.

Global Village

Volunteer abroad and immerse yourself in a new culture.

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.

Coronavirus impact on Global Village builds

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to all parts of society, Habitat for Humanity included. Habitat for Humanity’s top priority is the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners and the people we serve and, as such, Habitat is suspending all Global Village volunteer builds through spring 2021.

Beginning in spring 2021, we expect to post information about a limited number of Global Village builds available for registration. Even though Global Village builds have paused, the work to determine how to safely get volunteers back to build sites that need them has continued. New precautions and guidelines will be implemented when builds resume.

Please sign up below for the Global Village newsletter to be notified when new builds are available. You can reach us anytime with questions at [email protected]. Global Village volunteers who were affected by build cancellations in 2020 will be able to apply their donations to a future trip up to one year after builds resume.

About Global Village

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.

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.

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: [email protected]
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.