Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Creating a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.



One of the unique features of Habitat for Humanity is our ability to engage volunteers in our work. The Global Village program provides opportunities for people of different cultures to live and work together in a spirit of partnership and volunteerism. Team member’s experience first-hand the burden of substandard housing. They learn what Habitat is doing to address the issue and how all people can help to break the cycle of poverty. They meet and get to know Habitat partners from all walks of life.

When you join one of our Global Village building trips, you'll be privileged to serve and work alongside the people you are helping. As you dig foundations, mix cement and lay bricks, you’ll see the difference you're making to their lives.

You don't need any experience – just enthusiasm, motivation and the desire to make a difference.

This is a wonderful opportunity to travel…
- To be constructive
- To take action and change a family's life around
- To make a difference
- To make new friends in new places
- To see life in a developing country from the inside, working alongside the local community
… and to get a new perspective on the world by experiencing a local life from the inside

We have the capability and know-how to give you a life-changing experience.  Many describe this as the ultimate encounter with development – right at the coalface. Our partner communities invite you to join them as they build their new homes and look forward to a brighter future.

So, how so you get involved ina Global Village build?

Closed Teams

You could be a group of friends, a corporate looking CSR and HR opportunities, a youth group or just a like-minded bunch of people. So long as there are over 12 participants, we will work with your team to create a bespoke build in one of 70+ countries we operate in. Together, you will engage in a build working alongside our 'home partners' to make a real difference to the lives of others. To find out more about closed teams, please contact our Global Village team on the numbers below. 

Open Teams

Every year we run open teams which allow individuals the opportunity to get involved in one of our builds. An open team is made up of lots of other individuals and smaller groups who would like to experience a build but cannot commit to getting a whole team together. You sign yourself up and Habitat for Humanity will do the rest! Take a look at our current Open Teams page for forthcoming team departures.

Habitat for Humanity has been perfecting the art of volunteering and building homes, lives and futures for nearly 40 years. To talk volunteering, please call us now on 01753 313532 or email us on GlobalVillage@habitatforhumanity.org.uk. 

We look forward to hearing from you and, together, helping to break the cycle of poverty forever.

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