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. 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
Karen Sturnick is leading this trip to Trinidad & Tobago and would love to tell you more about the experience!
When asked why she’s excited to lead another Global Village trip, Karen said, “On all of the builds I have led over the years, I am most struck by the graciousness and gratitude that is extended to my teams, by families, communities and our Habitat homeowner families. I am struck by the dedication of my colleagues to the mission, and what the mobilization of international volunteers does to leave a permanent positive imprint on a community. We’re able to see firsthand what shelter does in creating strength, stability and self-reliance in the families we serve.”