Jordan volunteer trip

Jordan

Home construction

Help build new homes with those in need.

8 days

Trip cost: US$1,810

Join this eight-day Global Village trip building a new home for a future homeowner in Jordan.

Experience the beauty and complexity of a Middle Eastern culture within a peaceful nation, and partner with Habitat for Humanity to build housing solutions for families in need.

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. During the day, you will work beside local masons and neighbors to build new houses. In your free time, enjoy a visit to an olive farm or textile shop. As cultural immersion experience, you will dine each evening in a different home with families from the community.

Global Village sends volunteers to build with Habitat for Humanity projects across the world. Get your hands dirty on the work site, meet families whose housing situations have been improved with Habitat’s help, experience the country like an insider and do it all alongside a team of like-minded volunteers. No experience is required! This build is your next step with Habitat to make the world a better place.

Program donation and fundraising

US$1,810

You may fundraise or give the program donation. Fundraising is as easy as telling your friends, family and co-workers about why you build with Habitat for Humanity. They may even ask to join the team! We set you up with a great website and coaching for success.

Consider setting a fundraising goal over the minimum. Every donation you raise keeps Habitat building after your team returns home and helps us serve another family.

Itinerary

  • Day 1, Travel: North American volunteers depart.
  • Day 2, Arrive: Welcome to Amman, Jordan! Habitat for Humanity will greet you up at the airport and introduce you to your team at dinner.
  • Day 3, Orientation and build: Travel to the affiliate community, where Habitat staff will share about our impact in Jordan and brief the team on your project. Then enjoy your first afternoon on the build site.
  • Days 4-7, Build and celebrate: Work with local, skilled construction workers. In the evenings, the team will have time for excursions, rest and reflection meetings. On your final day, participate in a dedication ceremony with the future homeowners.
  • Day 8, Goodbyes: 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.

What’s next?

Apply now! We will connect you with a team leader within two business days. The team leader will tell you more about the build and learn about you. After speaking with the team leader, donate or fundraise your deposit to secure your spot on the team. The team leader will help you prepare and lead you during the trip.

Have questions?

Your team leader, Craig Borkenhagen, would love to tell you more about the trip! Email Craig at craig.borkenhagen@gmail.com.

Craig says, “My favorite memory is a collection of moments spent with the host family of the build I did in Cambodia in 2014. Working alongside them the entire week allowed us to connect and become friends. The tears of joy and happiness that flowed from both the family and our team as we left the build site for the final time speaks to how impactful and amazing of an experience each Global Village trip truly is.”

Join this trip

Once you fill out the trip application, a team leader will be in touch to tell you more about this trip and answer any questions you may have.
Apply now