Hawaii volunteer trip

Kauai, Hi

Home construction

Help build new homes with those in need.

11 days

Trip cost: US$1,730

Join this 11-day Global Village trip building new homes and rehabbing existing ones in Kaua’i, Hawaii.

Join us for a volunteer trip to one of the most beautiful destinations in America. On this Global Village trip, you’ll help a family obtain a safe, decent and affordable home and experience Hawaii’s gorgeous landscape and rich culture. Our team will help in most stages of home construction, from digging footings, raising walls and roofing, to finishing interiors with flooring or cabinetry.

During your time off, you can experience traditional Hawaiian culture by touring the historic Hanapepe Town during their Friday night Art Walk, visiting the Kauai Coffee Visitors center, relaxing at a beautiful beach, hiking along the Maha‘ulepu trail, biking the Ke Ala Hele Makalae coastal bike path and much more.  

Global Village sends volunteers to build with Habitat for Humanity projects across the world. Get your hands dirty on the work site, meet the families whose housing situation you are improving, 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


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 will set you up with a great website and coaching for success.

Volunteers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal over the minimum. Every donation you raise keeps Habitat building after your team returns home and helps us serve another family.


  • Day 1: Traveling. Arrive in Hawaii and meet your team members.
  • Day 2: Learn. Habitat staff will explain about their work in Hawaii. You will also have free time for team activities.
  • Day 3-6: Build. Work on the build site all day, followed by dinner and free time in the evenings.
  • Day 7: Exploration. Immerse yourself in the local culture while getting to know your team.
  • Day 8-9: Build. Work on the build site all day, followed by dinner and free time in the evening.
  • Day 10: Build and Celebrate. Work on the build site all day, followed by a Mahalo dinner celebration and farewell.
  • Day 11: Goodbyes. Your trip on Kaua’i may continue independently, or your may depart for home.

Meals and accommodations

Kaua’i Habitat for Humanity owns a five-bedroom, three-bath home to host volunteer teams. You will be sharing rooms. The volunteer house has a full kitchen, with laundry facilities, Wi-Fi internet and a distant view of the ocean. Volunteers can prepare meals at the home or visit local restaurants.

Types of work for volunteers

Teams help in most stages of home construction, from clearing buildable land to finishing interiors with flooring or cabinetry. All tools and construction site materials will be provided by the affiliate.

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 a question?

Your team leader, Kevin Bainbridge, would love to tell you more about the trip! Email Kevin at kbainb1@gmail.com.

Kevin’s favorite Global Village story: “One of my favorite memories is while on a project in Honduras, seeing the neighborhood children return from school and run to our work site to offer assistance and encouragement to us foreigners working alongside their parents to build a better future for the village. Seeing their smiling faces made it all worthwhile.”

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