North Carolina volunteer trip

Home construction - Asheville, NC

Join us as we travel to the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, where we will help local partner families start new lives in safe, affordable homes.

On this trip, you’ll spend a busy week helping with new home construction or repairs to existing homes. Some of our tasks will include framing, finishing and painting.

While you’re in Asheville, a must-see is George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate, where you can tour the manicured gardens as well as the house itself. Asheville’s downtown area also boasts plenty of wonderful restaurants and entertainment venues.

Global Village sends volunteers to build with Habitat for Humanity projects across the world. Get your hands dirty on the worksite, 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 required! This build is your next step with Habitat to make the world a better place.

Program cost


This cost includes an important donation to Habitat for Humanity so that we can continue building safe, decent housing after you return home. For more details about what is included, visit Global Village program cost.

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 this community a better place to live.


  • Sunday: Arrive in Asheville and meet your team.
  • Monday: Habitat staff will explain about their work in Asheville and provide a tour of the ReStore.
  • Tuesday: Work on home construction, followed by a fun team activity and dinner.  
  • Wednesday: Work on home construction, followed by dinner with the partner family.
  • Thursday: Work on home construction, followed by a fun team activity and dinner.  
  • Friday: Work on home construction, followed by an appreciation luncheon.
  • Saturday: Free day to tour the Biltmore Estate.
  • Sunday: Your trip to Asheville may continue independently, or you may depart for home.

Accommodations and food

Teams stay at a local summer camp. The lodgings are a cottage with shared rooms or a cottage with dorm rooms for men and women. All cabins have a kitchen and shower facilities. Teams will have access to camp amenities. Meals can be prepared at the cabins or teams can visit local restaurants.

Types of work for volunteers

Volunteers help in all aspects of construction, such as framing, finishing, painting and any other tasks that may need to be completed. Tools and safety equipment are provided.

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?

Charlie and Carol Cocores will lead this team in the field and would love to speak with you. Email them at

Charlie and Carol say: “These trips are all about paying it forward and seeing the children who will live in the home and knowing that their lives will be forever changed in the very best of ways.”