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Global Village

Habitat’s Global Village programme makes it possible for Kiwis to volunteer in one of our partner countries, working side by side with other volunteers and local families and communities. Projects vary, but always with the goal of improving homes and habitability. It’s a vibrant experience that immerses you in a different culture and country, making a positive long-term impact. You don’t need specific building experience, just a willingness to lend a hand.

Volunteer on a Global Village week for a truly impactful experience

Habitat volunteers work shoulder-to-shoulder with families and fellow group members, sharing a vibrant experience immersed in a different culture and country that creates real long-term impact.

Volunteers don’t need specific building experience, just a willingness to lend a hand. Your team leader will ensure your contributions are still sturdy and make a valuable contribution to the local community.

Our programme

By traveling to a partner country and donating your time and effort, you have an opportunity to directly address and improve immediate housing needs. The impact of your effort extends far beyond the week-long project, as the outcome will continue benefiting the local community and families for years to come with physical shelter and protection and a stable sense of home that we all need to thrive.

Join our global effort today

*Please note costs does not include airfares or visa costs.

  • Manila, Philippines

    19 to 23 August 2024

    FULLY BOOKED -
    Working in Metro Manila on a housing development program for low-income and informal settler families which will include common areas such as parks and playgrounds, you will be supporting local labourers and families with tasks that may include carrying bricks, cleaning/ clearing, applying cement plaster, painting and backfilling.

    Indicative cost:$2,900*
  • Hoa Binh, Vietnam

    14 to 18 October 2024

    Registrations close 19th July 2024 
    This build project is working in the Hoa Binh Province, home to a great diversity of ethnic minority peoples. Working alongside these families to build a secure home to help address security and health issues. Typical volunteer tasks could include mixing mortar and concrete, sifting sand, laying bricks, tying rebar or moving construction materials.  

    Indicative cost:$2,800*
  • Eastern Region, Nepal

    21 to 25 October 2024

    This build project will focus on preparing or building new sustainable homes using bamboo as a locally accessible and affordable material. Volunteers may be asked to mix mortar, move bricks, prepare bamboo columns and beams, weave bamboo walls, apply mud mortar to walls, 
and paint.

    Indicative cost:$3,250*
  • Eastern Region, Nepal

    11 to 15 November 2024

    This build project will focus on preparing or building new sustainable homes using bamboo as a locally accessible and affordable material. Volunteers may be asked to mix mortar, move bricks, prepare bamboo columns and beams, weave bamboo walls, apply mud mortar to walls, 
and paint.

    Indicative cost:$3,250*

Upcoming trips

Register your interest for our volunteer programme Leave us your email and we will keep you informed on future trip and updates.