Trip cost: US$1,845
Aloha! Welcome to the island of luaus, surfing and sun! Partner with Honolulu Habitat for Humanity as they build affordable housing for low-income families.
Hawaii has the most residents experiencing homelessness of any state. Join this team and the local community to help make a lasting impact for a family.
You and your team will build homes and may volunteer at the Habitat ReStore. ReStores are a crucial part of the affiliate’s strategy to make their work sustainable. During time off, visit the historic Pearl Harbor and the Polynesian Cultural Center.
This is a team experience. You’ll be sharing rooms in a comfortable retreat center or university dorm. All meals, snacks and water will be provided for the team.
- Saturday: Arrive. Join us in Honolulu, Hawaii! Habitat will greet you at the airport and take you to meet your teammates.
- Sunday: Explore. Immerse yourself in the local culture and experience the community firsthand.
- Monday-Thursday: Build. Habitat will share about their innovative work and then you will build with local, skilled construction workers. After work, the team will have time for excursions, rest and reflection meetings.
- Friday: Celebrate. Spend the day on the build site followed by a celebration lunch and an evening luau.
- Saturday: Learn. Visit the Pearl Harbor National Monument and then Diamond Head State Park for a farewell dinner with your team.
- Sunday: Goodbyes. Continue your journey in Hawaii independently or head home.
Leading this team
Biff Houldin will be leading this Global Village trip to Hawaii and is excited to tell you more about the experience!
When asked about his time as a Global Village team leader, Biff said, “After leading nearly 21 teams to countries to Europe, Africa, Central and South America, and the Middle East, I have so many meaningful memories, especially from Argentina in 2016. It was hot and several days into the build. We were enjoying a more than welcome break when our homeowner, Mariela, was unexpectedly in tears. Some of the team asked immediately if there was something wrong; she replied, ‘I just can’t believe people came from all over America, all the way down here, all the way down to my home, just to help me have a house for my family.’ It was all too much for her to comprehend; we gave her our answer, she understood, I think.”