Global Village trip types and costs

Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program offers opportunities to build alongside partner families in locations globally to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

We’ve summarized our offerings below to assist you in selecting a trip location. The program donation listed for each location is an estimate based on a team of 12 and is subject to change. Once you’re ready, visit the team leader resources page to submit your proposal.

Find country by region:

Asia and the Pacific

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Latin America and the Caribbean

Asia and the Pacific

Cambodia

  • Ideal team size: 12-14 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction.
  • Project locations: Battambang, Phnom Phen, Siem Reap.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1475-$1815.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying all of the funds for trip expenses (accommodations, meals, transportation, cultural activities, emergency funds) for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): Year-round. November to March is prime travel season.
     

India

  • Ideal team size: 12-24 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 8 or 12 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, disaster resilience.
  • Project locations: Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kerala, Mumbai, Pondicherry.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1600-1825 (5-day trip), $1885-1990 (12-day trip).
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying all of the funds for trip expenses (accommodations, meals, transportation, cultural activities, emergency funds) for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): Year-round. October to April is prime travel season.
     

Myanmar

  • Ideal team size: 12 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 10 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, vulnerable populations.
  • Project locations: Bago.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1600-$1900.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying funds for all meals, cultural activities and the emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): January-May and October-December.

Nepal

  • Ideal team size: 12-24 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, disaster resilience.
  • Project locations: Central Region (Kavre), East Region (Jhapa, Morang), West Region.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1750-$2300.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying funds for snacks and water for the build site and the emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): January-May and September-December.
     

Philippines

  • Ideal team size: 10-15 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 8 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction.
  • Project locations: Silay City.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1275-$1525.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying funds for some of the meals and emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): Year-round.
     

Thailand

  • Ideal team size: 12-14 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 8 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction.
  • Project locations: Rayong, Chiang Mai, Central (Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani and Kanchanaburi), South (Krabi, Phang Nga and Phuket).
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1650-$2325.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible only for carrying emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): Year-round.
     

Vietnam

  • Ideal team size: 12-14 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, healthy homes, vulnerable populations, community development, disaster resilience.
  • Project locations: Hoa Binh, Quang Nam, Dong Thap, Long An, Thai Nguyen, Thai Binh.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1350-$1750.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying funds for all meals, cultural activities and the emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): March-December
  • Special note: Recruitment ends 90 days before the trip to allow time for special visa requirements.

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Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Ethiopia

  • Ideal team size: 8-12 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Slum upgrading and water and sanitation.
  • Project locations: Addis Ababa.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1800-$2100.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying funds for cultural activities and emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): October to May but limited availability.

Jordan

  • Ideal team size: 10-15 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 7 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction.
  • Project locations: Al Yanaba’a-Aljoun, Al Sanabel, Ammar Ben Yasser, Ghor Al Safi.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1425-1700.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader will carry funds for the final dinner and emergency funds.
  • Hosting season(s): Year-round.

Kenya

  • Ideal team size: 10-24 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, Vulnerable populations.
  • Project locations: Homa Bay, Nanyuki.
  • Estimated program cost: $2125-2400.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying some meal funds and emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting seasons: March-December but limited availability.

Lesotho

  • Ideal team size: 12-24 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 8 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, vulnerable populations.
  • Project locations: Maseru, Berea.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1550-1850.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible only for carrying emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): Year-round.
     

Macedonia

  • Ideal team size: 12-24 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction.
  • Project locations: Veles.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1475-1750.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying funds for most meals, cultural activities and emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): February-September, but limited opportunities.
     

Malawi

  • Ideal team size: 10-24 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, vulnerable populations.
  • Project locations: Salima, Madisi, Lilongwe, Mulanje.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1975-2405.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible only for carrying emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): March-November.
     

Poland

  • Ideal team size: 10-15 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, critical home improvement.
  • Project locations: Warsaw, Gliwice.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1775-2050.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying funds for some of the meals and emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): March-September.
     

Portugal

  • Ideal team size: 8-16 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, critical home improvement.
  • Project locations: Amarante, Braga.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1600-1875.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying funds for some of the meals, transportation, cultural activities and emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): February-November.
     

Romania

  • Ideal team size: 10-24 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 10 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, community development.
  • Project locations: Moinesti, Berceni.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1600-2000.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying funds for some of the meals, transportation, cultural activities and emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): February-October.
     

South Africa

  • Ideal team size: 10-12 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 8 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction.
  • Project locations: Umgaba, Cape Town.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1875-2400.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible only for carrying emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): March-October.
     

Zambia

  • Ideal team size: 12-24 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, vulnerable populations.
  • Project locations: Lusaka, Kabwe.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1850-2215.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible only for carrying emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): March-November.
     

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Latin America and the Caribbean

Argentina

  • Ideal team size: 12-15 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, community development.
  • Project locations: Buenos Aires.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $2000-2325.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying funds for some of the meals and emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): February-November.
     

Bolivia

  • Ideal team size: 12-20 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, healthy homes.
  • Project locations: Cochabomba, La Paz, Santa Cruz.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1715-2085.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible only for carrying emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): Year-round.
     

Brazil

  • Ideal team size: 12-24 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 8 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Water for lives, critical home repairs, vulnerable populations.
  • Project locations: Recife, Riacho das Almas.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1875-2275.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible only for carrying the emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): January-November.
     

Dominican Republic

  • Ideal team size: 10-16 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 5 or 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, critical home repair.
  • Project locations: Santo Domingo (5-day), Samana, San Juan de la Maguana, Azua.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1625-1850 (5-day trip), $1975-2115 (9-day trip).
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible only for carrying emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): Year-round but limited availability.

El Salvador

  • Ideal team size: 12-24 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, community development.
  • Project locations: Usulutan, Ahuachapan, San Miguel, Santa Ana, San Salvador, La Paz, La Libertad, San Vicente, Cuscatlan, Sonsonate
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1575-1800.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible only for carrying emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): Year-round except Christmas holidays and Holy Week

Guatemala

  • Ideal team size: 12-24 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: home construction, healthy homes.
  • Project locations: Zacapa and Chiquimula, Chimaltenango, El Progeso/Guastatoya, Retahuleu and Suchitepequez, Solola, Quetzaltenango (Xela), Antigua, Flores/Peten, Rabinal, Tecpan.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1700-2075 (most locations), $2200 (Peten private teams only).
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying emergency funds for the team and tips.
  • Hosting season(s): Year-round.
     

Honduras

  • Ideal team size: 12-16 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction.
  • Project locations: Santa Rosa de Copan, Tela Bay, La Ceiba, Siguatepeque, Gracias Lempira, Copan Ruins.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1700-2250.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying funds for cultural activities and emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): year round except Christmas and Holy Week.
     

Mexico

  • Ideal team size: 12-20 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction, vulnerable populations.
  • Project locations: Nayarit, Oaxaca, Chacala, Chiapas, Guayabitos.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1775-2200.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible only for carrying emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): Year-round. April-June is prime travel season.

Paraguay

  • Ideal team size: 12 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 8 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction.
  • Project locations: Asuncion.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1625-1900.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible only for carrying emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): February-October.
     

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Ideal team size: 12-16 volunteers.
  • Trip duration: 9 days (not including travel days).
  • Project types: Home construction.
  • Project locations: Throughout the island of Trinidad.
  • Estimated per person program donation: $1925-2150.
  • Team leader travel advance: The team leader is responsible for carrying funds for some of the meals and emergency funds for the team.
  • Hosting season(s): January-November.
     

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