Global Village Trips

Travel with Habitat

Habitat may work around the corner from you, but we also work around the world.

Our Global Village trips offer volunteers more than just the opportunity to swing a hammer. While every Global Village trip is different, you can expect to gain once-in-a-lifetime experiences and memories. During your trip, you will experience the host country’s culture, language and social practices while working alongside homeowners and volunteers of all backgrounds, races and religions.

Your trip may only be a week or two long, but your contributions can be life-changing – both for those in the communities where you volunteer and for yourself once you get home.

To be added to the local interest list, contact


Upcoming Trips

  • Paraguay: Global Village Trip Leaders Cindy and Jerry Schultz are organizing a trip to Paraguay March 29-April 5, 2020 in partnership with Thrivent Builds. Spend a week building new brick construction homes, and explore the country a bit. The trip cost is $1,400 per person or just $900 if you’re a Thrivent member (airfare not included). For more information on the trip and registration details, contact Cindy and Jerry.
  • Mexico: Global Village Trip Leader Sarah Burd is organizing a trip to Chiapas Mexico March 29-April 5, 2020. Spend a week building using brick, cement and rebar, and explore the country a bit. The Chiapas area has the highest rate of indigenous people in all of Mexico. The trip cost is $1,779 per person. For more information on the trip and registration details, contact Sarah.
  • Portugal: Tacoma Habitat’s first Global Village build in Portugal will take place Sept 27 – Oct 5, 2020.  Habitat Portugal does rehab work (not new construction); their houses are built in a contemporary style with red ceramic bricks, concrete structure and red tile roofs. The trip cost is $1,632 plus airfare, which participants arrange themselves. ($870 of trip cost is considered a donation and is tax deductible; the balance is for food, lodging, transportation, etc.) Trip participants will meet in Porto; Habitat-provided ground transportation will continue to Braga. For more information, contact Trip Leaders Mary La Tourelle and/or Dan Fannin.


What’s a Global Village trip like?

Cisco is an incredible partner to Habitat for Humanity. Enjoy this look back at their first Global Village trip to Guatemala in the spring of 2017.

For more trip reflections from volunteers, visit our blog. Filter the posts using the Global Village category and you’ll read about trips to Colombia, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and Halifax.

Find a Global Village Trip

Eager to explore the world while also making a difference for its inhabitants? Join our Global Village interest list, for trips led by Pierce County volunteers by emailing Or select the button below to learn about upcoming trips Habitat for Humanity International is planning.

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