Volunteer Abroad

Because everyone, everywhere deserves a decent place to live.

What is the Global Village?

Volunteer abroad with Global Village! Global Village is an international volunteer program that takes volunteers abroad to make a hands-on difference in the countries we support through our Global Investment Program. You will experience the country like a local, with locals from the partnering Habitat affiliate. While these volunteer travels may only last a week or two, the financial, emotional, and physical contributions can be life-changing -- not only for the community where you work, but also for you and your volunteer team.

What is Global Village?

Volunteer abroad with Global Village! Global Village is an international volunteer program that takes volunteers abroad to make a hands-on difference in the countries we support through our Global Investment Program. You will experience the country like a local, with locals from the partnering Habitat affiliate. While these volunteer travels may only last a week or two, the financial, emotional, and physical contributions can be life-changing -- not only for the community where you work, but also for you and your volunteer team.

  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador

    El Salvador Habitat Office

  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
    Demo House
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
    Demo House
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador
  • Global Village Build Trip - El Salvador

Building in El Salvador

This spring, we are sending a group of volunteers to build alongside our trusted partners in El Salvador!

Since 2001, we have partnered with Habitat El Salvador to change the lives of 325 people through Global Village trips. 

This year's trip is full but sign up for Volunteer Opportunity updates and be the first to know when our next Global Village trip is open.

Salvadoran family in front of their Habitat home
Interested? Email Lisa Amor at LAmor@HabitatEBSV.org to be a part of this Life Changing experience.
Want to learn more? Click here to read about this unique experience from Veteran Global Village volunteer! 

Global Village FAQ

How do I sign up?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact: Lisa Amor at lamor@habitatebsv.org or (408) 273-7196.  

 

How much does the trip cost?

The program donation includes your expenses while in-country as well as a donation to Habitat for Humanity. (Airfare is not included.) $2,060- for single-occupancy accommodations. This includes food, accommodations, cultural activities, and a donation to Habitat to cover program costs.

We encourage volunteers to fundraise to cover this trip cost. Shortly after being approved for the trip, Habitat staff will contact you to help set up your fundraising page and offer additional support along the way! 

Is it safe to volunteer in El Salvador?

Habitat has a long history of working in El Salvador, and volunteer health and safety is our top priority. Our sister affiliate in El Salvador know and live in the area and help ensure a safe and valuable experience for volunteers year after year. We also regularly follow international travel advisories closely. While we cannot guarantee personal safety, we do everything possible to keep volunteers out of harm’s way, both on and off the work site, and also include travel medical insurance in the trip cost. However, it is up to each individual to assess the trip details for their own comfort level. 

What kind of work do volunteers do?

You won’t know what kind of work you will do until our first day at the construction site. Please be ready to do anything from digging foundations to whitewashing walls. Work may be physical, but we work as a team to make sure that people of all skill levels and abilities have a great experience. Everything becomes lighter when you work together!

For a "from the field" look at what a volunteer trip to El Salvador is like, click here to read about Patti's experience in 2018.

Will we get to experience local historic sites or cultural experiences?

Yes! Part of serving abroad is understanding the historic and current events that local residents have experienced, as well as cultural landmarks and traditions, celebrated locally. Each trip includes at least one local cultural excursion.

Is there an age requirement?

All volunteers must be over the age of 16 and should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Global Village Volunteer

“This was a life changing experience for me. You have showed me that volunteering is not just an occasional event. You’ve made me question who I interact with and why. What do I want to do with my time and who do I want to be surrounded by. Each and every one of you has left a little bit of chispa in my heart."

 

Linda, Global Village Volunteer

Events

  1. Tools 101 Workshop

    Mar. 16, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am PDT

    Join ReStore Concord for this free workshop teaching you how to use the tools found in your home's toolbox

  2. Beloved Community Kick-Off

    April 6, 2024

    In honor of Martin Luther King's vision of a Beloved Community, Habitat is excited to welcome groups of all kinds to join us for our 4th Beloved Community Kick-Off event.

  3. Women's Leadership Build 2023

    May 10 & 17, 2024

    Join us for our two-day, annual Women's Leadership Build! Alongside other women and allies, you'll build more than homes! Together, we'll build connections, community, and a lasting impact!

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