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How To Apply For A Global Village TripMake a difference for families around the world!
Check out the trip schedule below to see where you can go to help build a home.  Click the country name for detailed information, including itinerary and trip costs.
If you already have a group of 10 - 12 family, friends and/or co-workers, please contact us for additional details about available dates and locations: globalvillage@habitat.ca


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              Mexico -Oaxaca-Puerto Escondido

                                                     November 23rd to December 1st  

             Volunteer in Oaxaca  with a Habitat partner family to                 support them build a safe, decent and affordable home


Habitat for Humanity Mexico

Habitat started working in Mexico in 1989  promoting the right to housing as fundamental human right. In 29 years they’ve helped to build over 61,000 housing solutions for low income families. Habitat Mexico works in over 1250 communities in 22 states of the country. They  support, socially and financially low income families providing training through the purchase of building materials and construction assistance. Habitat’s work  allows families to become home owners through affordable monthly payments. This empowers individuals and helps them to be self-reliant   and promotes the well being of the communities where they reside.

Habitat's vision is to have world were everybody has an adequate place to live.

Oaxaca is one of the richest Mexican  states in culture, traditions and natural resources , however it is also one of the poorest with the highest rate of marginalization and exclusion. Habitat for Humanity Mexico focuses  on providing housing solutions in Oaxaca to single mothers  and indigenous communities.


Habitat Building or in-country schedule (subject to changes)

 Day 1- Saturday, November 23rd

 Arrive at Huatulco   airport

 Day 2- Sunday,  November 24h

 Get acquainted and orientation and welcome dinner

 Day 3-7 – Mon-Fri , Nov 25th - 29th

 work days plus some cultural activities

 Day 8-Saturday November 30th

 Post Build activities

 Day 9- Sunday , December 1st

 Return to Canada or continue travels


Typical Volunteer Tasks

The work can be rigorous – mixing cement by hand, digging trenches for foundations, moving and piling construction materials and cinder block, laying blocks to build the walls – but teamwork makes the labor fun.


                                                                                             Habitat Individual Donation

The Habitat individual donation for this 10  day opportunity to build with Habitat Mexico  is approximately $2,040.00 (1) + Air Transportation (2) + $ 250.00 Cultural /Post Build  activities (3)

(There are additional costs such as passport, visa and immunizations which the team leader will discuss with you. These costs are not tax receipted) 



(1) The Habitat individual donation covers all costs associated with hosting volunteers on the project site as well as support the project and programs of the local HFH organization: room and board, ground transportation to and from build site, orientation materials, traveler's medical insurance, and a donation to Habitat Mexico and to Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village programs. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for this individual donation.

(2) Participants will need to independently arrange and pay for air transportation from their point of departure to Tuxtla Gutierrez airport, Mexico. This must only be done once project dates and final project have been confirmed by the Team Leader. Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue a charitable donation tax receipt for the eligible airfare.

(3)  The costs of any Team Post Build  activities are not eligible for a tax receipt and are not paid to Habitat for Humanity Canada.

Should volunteers need assistance with booking flights or rest day activities, insurance or other services they may be interested in, the Team Leader will provide a list of travel agents registered with the Travel Industry Council of Ontario.


                                                                                            Meet the team leader

Hello my name is Laura Wilson. I have been volunteering as a team leader with HFH for over 13 years now. I have lost track of how many builds I’ve done but it is over 15. I have led a few trips to Mexico. I am a palliative care Nurse . I am married with three grandchildren. I love fitness, yoga, running, cross fit, hiking and camping are fun for me. I am very committed and passionate about my volunteer work with Habitat and  I cannot imagine my life without being involved in this work.

I believe in paying it forward and working with HFH has given me the ability to give back my good fortune of living in Canada. Come join me on this build to beautiful Mexico and have an experience that you will never forget. ( Its gets addictive).

If you would like to learn more about this trip feel free to contact me at lmturner3523@gmail.com  or apply using our on line application

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