Join a group of dedicated volunteers and help build stability and opportunity with a family in Jordan.
Trip cost: US$
Habitat Jordan carefully selects a local family to ensure that the house you will work on is a sustainable solution and empowers the family to break the cycle of poverty.
In Jordan, volunteers will:
- Experience the beauty and complexity of a Middle Eastern culture within a peaceful nation.
- Work on a build site to build a new home for a partner family.
- Meet the local community and learn about their economic livelihoods by visiting an olive farm or visiting a textile shop.
- See the difference you’re making with your time, sweat and resources.
Program cost: US$1,810
This cost includes a significant donation to Habitat for Humanity, and it covers the volunteer’s accommodations, meals, in-country transportation and travel medical insurance. Read details.
You may raise the program cost, pay it, or pay some yourself and fundraise the rest. With our help, fundraising with social media and email will be easy. We hope that you will set a goal above program cost. That additional donation will keep Habitat building after your team returns home. Joining this team can be your first step in making Jordan a better place to live.
- Day 1, Friday: North American volunteers depart.
- Day 2, Saturday: Arrive in Amman. Habitat for Humanity picks you up at the airport and introduces you to your team at dinner.
- Day 3, Sunday: Travel to the affiliate community, where Habitat staff will share about our impact in Jordan and brief the team on your project.
- Days 4-7, Monday-Thursday: Build on the work site, with free time, team meetings and cultural activities in the evenings. Enjoy a dedication ceremony on Thursday.
- Day 8, Friday: Continue your journey in the Middle East independently or depart for home.
Meals and accommodations
In Amman teams stay in double-occupancy rooms in a modest, comfortable hotel. Near the work site, the team stays in community spaces with separate communal sleeping for men and women. At dinner, try traditional Jordanian dishes or cook as a group with food you buy at the market.
Tasks on the work site
Tasks include sifting sand, mixing cement, hauling blocks, bricklaying, painting and plastering, and other tasks assigned by the expert construction crew. We use locally available building materials so that the project is economically and ecologically responsible.
Stancil’s favorite Global Village memory: “Working with a Habitat team to build a house for a family in another country is one of the most satisfying ways to help fight poverty in this world. Sharing the joy of a new home with a family is unforgettable. What a blessing for everyone to both give and receive by helping those in need!”