Global Village

A Tacoma volunteer works on a Habitat house in Guatemala as part of a Global Village build.

Looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Habitat for Humanity's Global Village volunteer program gives you the chance to change people's lives while exploring some of the world’s most amazing destinations.

Every Global Village trip is different, but the mission is the same: To help build someone a new home while working toward eliminating poverty housing worldwide. Global Village team members can expect to gain a unique set of experiences and memories. You will have the opportunity to learn about the local culture, language, and social practices while also learning new skills and gaining confidence.

Global Village itineraries offer a balance of work, rest, and free time. Most teams spend time sightseeing and participate in outdoor activities. These activities can range from safaris in National Parks, to museum visits, to kayaking down rapids. You are also likely to gain lifelong friends along the way.


Global Village Quick Facts

  • There are no language requirements for any destination; an interpreter will be provided if necessary.

  • Most locations require that you have a passport.

  • It usually takes a minimum of six months to schedule a trip.

  • Team sizes range from 8 to 15 people.

  • No experience is required!

  • Global Village trips may cost upwards of $2,000 per attendee.

  • Global Village volunteers must be at least 16 years old; in some locations the minimum age is 18.