Habitat for Humanity Global Village trips are one- to two-week building trips for volunteers from across the globe. GV trips are available throughout the year all over the world- check out http://www.habitat.org/cd/gv/schedule.aspx for the full schedule of upcoming opportunities to volunteer! Trips are open to participants of all ages and nationalities; no experience is necessary.
Global Village trips allow participants the opportunity to explore another culture and contribute in a tangible way to the host country. As a volunteer, you will work with members of the host community to build decent, affordable housing for those who need it most.
Trips include time for work, rest, and local cultural activities.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I join if I’m not from the US?
Absolutely! Global Village is open to everyone. Past participants on my trips have been from all over the world- the Philippines, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, Austria, India, Chile, Hong Kong, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, and the US. Part of going on a Global Village trip is sharing your own culture.
Can my teenage son/daughter go on a Global Village trip?
Global Village trips are open to adults 18 and over, as well as young people age 16-17 if they are accompanied by a parent. Global Village is a wonderful experience to share with your child!
Is there a maximum age for participants?
No- Global Village just asks that you be in good health. One of the participants on the 2011 Cambodia trip celebrated her 76th birthday during our trip!
Can I join the trip if I am not a Christian?
Absolutely! While Habitat is an organization founded on Christian principles, it is open to people of all faiths and non-faith. Volunteers and homeowners alike represent a full spectrum of unique beliefs and worldviews. As a team leader, I do my best to select participants from a variety of backgrounds who are respectful of the beliefs of others- whatever they may be!
Can my partner/relative/friend and I both join the same trip?
Yes! I will need to interview each applicant separately. While going on a trip with someone you already know is a great experience to share, I ask that you join with the mindset of meeting new people as well.
What if I have absolutely no construction experience?
That’s fine- all you need is a willingness to learn!
If you have additional questions, please contact Jess.