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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.  Join a Habitat for Humanity Global Village team today!

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. Global Village teams are composed of eight to twenty volunteers, and are led by one or two experienced volunteers who are trained and supported by the Global Village staff.

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.

A Life Changing Experience!
A Global Village trip can be a life changing experience. It’s 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. Volunteers do not need prior building experience, or specific language abilities. 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.


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 neighbours’ 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
Hawaii
Open Team
November 15 - 24, 2014
El Salvador
Open Team
November 29 - December 7, 2014
     

India
          

Open Team January 11 - 24, 2015

Go to Trip Schedule to read about all available trips.

Contact
Global Village Program
1-800-667-5137