Corporate volunteering

Global Village is our short-term, international volunteering programme

Welcome to Global Village

Throw job titles and positions aside, immerse yourself in another culture, and unite employees together as a collective force to lift families out of poverty.

Make Your Impact

Stand with one of the world’s leading housing charities to build homes for the world’s most vulnerable people.

  • Take a team of employees to build homes around the world.
  • Work side by side with families and the local community to see first hand the impact that volunteering has.
  • Be led and guided by an experienced Team Leader, and work with Habitat for Humanity staff on the gound.

What's involved in a trip

  • Choose from one of our project locations such as: Cambodia, Brazil, Malawi, Guatemala or Romania.
  • 8 -10 days in country, with 5 of those days spent building on site.
  • Complete tasks such as digging, mixing mortar, building walls, laying blocks, painting walls, and moving materials.
  • Take part in a leaving ceremony with the family to celebrate the build, the family, and their new home.
  • Have the opportunity to meet people from the local community, and explore new places.

Put your company values into action

Global Village volunteering adds a narrative and personality to your organisation. The programme’s key benefits include:

  • Improving staff retention and engagement
  • Aligning your organisation as socially responsible and globally aware
  • Opportunities to demonstrate your commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Connecting you to your clients, customers, and community

To find out more, contact Katie, our Senior New Business Officer:

kchedgey@habitatforhumanity.org.uk

One of our homeowners was at a loss for words when given an opportunity to speak to the room; the other was eager to share her gratitude. In their own ways, each was clearly and profoundly happy.Kirsty, Wells Fargo
I felt the trip to Romania was a particularly rewarding experience. It was really great to be part of a scheme that the AG put on, and I really felt like I was contributing to something very worthwhile.

It was really great to see this house come on in leaps and bounds in the space of a week, I felt like I was really making a difference.
Nicholas, Addleshaw Goddard
As a team building and bonding exercise, I have to admit that this was probably the best activity I have ever undertaken. Not only in my 19 years at COINS but including school, college and my pre-COINS career.

Undertaking physical work together, outside - without the distraction of phones, laptops, emails, and the general day-to-day stress of COINS life left us free to communicate on a truly personal level.
Alex Smyrl, COINS

Volunteer Build Types

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Women Build

Build homes with women and children while exploring a new country.

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Vulnerable Populations

Bring stability and opportunity to orphans, vulnerable children and other people experiencing extreme difficulties.

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Home Construction

Help build new homes with those in need.

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Healthy Homes

Upgrade existing houses with smokeless stoves, water filtration systems, new bathrooms and more.

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Green Building

Help build energy-efficient homes with those in need.

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Disaster Recovery

Build back stronger after a disaster and learn about Habitat’s work to increase stability and reduce risks.

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Critical Home Improvement

Improve existing shelters to make them safe, decent places to live.

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Community Development

Volunteer with a holistic development project that builds decent housing as well as economic growth and communal resources.

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Build Louder: Advocate & Build

Build with partner families and advocate for policies and systems to advance affordable housing.

Global Village Trip costs

Understand the costs involved in a Global Village trip with our expenses breakdown.

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Ready to take part in a Build?

To get started on your own company Global Village trip, contact Katie, our Senior New Business Officer for more information: