Global Village Program

Global Village Program

Habitat for Humanity Canada invites you to join the thousands of volunteers from around the world who are working hand in hand to eliminate poverty housing one house at a time. Work with a family to help them build a home, strengthen their community and enrich both their lives and your own.

You Can Really Make a Difference !

Global Village teams bring invaluable support to the communities they visit. Their concentrated people power and enthusiasm give homeowners a real boost. More homes are built each year because of the donation Global Village teams make to the hosting Habitat affiliates. Volunteers do not need prior building experience. If you have a sense of adventure, are in good health and willing to work hard, you can be part of a Global Village team. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or be part of an organized school, faith or service group.

A Life Changing Experience

A Global Village trip can be a life changing experience. Itís an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of development issues, to learn more about another culture and about yourself.
 
You will be more than a tourist. You will be welcomed into the community by your hosts and introduced to the local culture as a guest. You will work and laugh together, share stories, make friends. As you let go of many of the comforts of home you start to focus on things that really matter.

The Habitat Model

Habitat assists low-income families to build their home by providing volunteer labour, donated materials and no-profit, no-interest mortgages tailored to their income level. As mortgages are repaid the funds are used to build more houses.

Habitat for Humanity is made up of affiliate partners in 100 countries around the globe. Each affiliate has an ever expanding positive impact on their local communities. New homeowners assist with the construction of their neighboursí houses and become members of a Habitat homeowners volunteer group which can work together to tackle other needs in the community. The new construction creates jobs for local tradesman and stimulates local business.

Habitat is a non-profit, faith based housing organization that works with people of all backgrounds, races and religions.

Featured Programs

Country Team Dates
Thailand
Open Team
June 1 - 12, 2014
Ethiopia
Open Team
July 6 - 18, 2014
Bolivia
Open Team  June 7 - 16, 2014

Go to Trip Schedule to read about each trip by clicking on the country name.

Contact
Global Village Program
1-800-667-5137 ext 501

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