Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) created the Global Village program in 1989 to mobilize volunteers internationally. Global Village coordinates short-term service trips with opportunities to build alongside homeowner families in locations globally to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter all over the world. Participants raise money to fund their trip and to contribute to the local community they are visiting.
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 break bread together.
You can join an HFHI Global Village trip, or one planned by your local Habitat affiliate here in San Diego.