Trinidad and Tobago
Trip cost: US$1,890
Travel to Trinidad and Tobago and help Habitat for Humanity build homes for families in need of decent and affordable shelter.
This team will stay near Port of Spain, Trinidad’s bustling capital city. As you build alongside future homeowners, you’ll be welcomed into the community, fill up on traditional food with heavy influences from Indian, African and Creole cuisine, and meet the neighbors whose neighborhood you’re helping to improve. You’ll explore local sights and experience the harmonious cultural diversity of this island nation.
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.
- Saturday: Arrive. Arrive at Port of Spain airport, where Habitat for Humanity staff welcomes you. Travel to accommodations and meet your team over dinner.
- Sunday: Learn. Habitat staff will orient you to our work in Trinidad and Tobago and introduce you to the community in which you’ll work.
- Monday-Friday: Build. Get your hands dirty on the construction site, with free time and team activities in the evenings.
- Saturday: Explore. Day trip to Tobago and enjoy a farewell dinner with the rest of your team.
- Sunday: Goodbyes. Continue your journey to Trinidad independently or depart for home.
Meals and accommodations
Teams stay at modest, comfortable hotels, two to four people per room. Enjoy a variety of cuisine prepared by locals.
Tasks on the work site
International volunteers may work in all stages of steel frame home construction. Regardless of what stage the house is in when the team arrives, responsibilities will likely include carrying materials, digging, securing cement siding and painting.
Leading this team
Jean Kurtenback will lead this team to Trinidad and Tobago and would love to tell you more about the experience.
When asked why she’s excited to lead another Global Village trip, Jean reflected, “As this is my 13th trip with Habitat for Humanity, one might think I would become complacent but it is just the opposite! I am very excited each and every time I travel with Global Village because I realize we are making an enormous difference in someone’s life. I feel very blessed to be able to do this and will continue as long as I can.”