Global Village Trips


Habitat may work around the corner from you, but we also work around the world, and we need your help!

Habitat for Humanity International's Global Village program offers volunteers the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a foreign country, gaining an inside perspective into the culture, while working with the local community to build safe, affordable housing for families in need of adequate shelter. This fall, San Diego Habitat for Humanity is hosting its first-ever Global Village trip to Chiapas, Mexico!


What You Will Do

As a Global Village volunteer, you may work on house construction or renovations. Trip itineraries are balanced with plenty of work, rest and free time. Most trips are seven days with five days of construction and two days devoted to orientation and cultural experiences.

Every Global Village trip is different, but you can expect to gain a unique set of experiences and memories. Volunteers form once-in-a-lifetime friendships as they travel, live, work, and eat together.


Make Global Friends

As a Global Village volunteer, you will work alongside members of the host community in building decent, affordable homes. Your active partnership will help raise awareness of the burden of poverty housing and create a true global village of love, community, homes, and hope.


No Experience Necessary

Habitat’s Global Village volunteer program welcomes all who want to make a difference by picking up a hammer and helping to change lives. There is no maximum age limit. Many of the trips require strenuous manual labor, so all participants should be in good health.


Trip Details

Build with Habitat for Humanity in Chiapas, Mexico
September 14-22, 2019
Cost - $1,932.00

Volunteers will travel to Chiapas, Mexico to work on a new home construction project. Activities may include digging, carrying bricks or cedar blocks, mixing cement, and painting. Volunteers will also get an opportunity to explore the local culture and surrounding areas with their team.

The cost for this trip is $1,932, which includes accommodations, meals (including water and snacks), local transportation, cultural activities, and a direct donation to Habitat for Humanity in Mexico. Airfare is the responsibility of the volunteer. You have the option to directly contribute to the cost of the trip and/or fundraise. We will be happy to provide access to an online fundraising platform for you to share with your friends, family, and network. A deposit of $300 will reserve your spot on the trip.

A valid passport is required to enter Mexico (expiration date must be at least six months after the end date of the trip.)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides recommendations for immunizations.


A Glimpse Into Global Village


Start Your Journey

To reserve your spot, or for more information, please contact Joanna Shively, Donor Stewardship & Events Manager, at or 619-906-4487.

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For additional information about the Global Village program, visit