Volunteer Abroad With Global Village 

Because everyone, everywhere deserves a decent place to live.


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 travel 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.

Volunteer with Habitat Malawi

Global Village Trip 2019: Malawi

From April 12-21, 2019, join a team of other world changers, volunteer abroad, and experience a Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley Global Village trip to Malawi in Africa. For 10 days you'll be building with Habitat for Humanity Malawi to address poverty housing amongst orphans, vulnerable children, and low-income families. Click here for the official trip flyer.

For questions or to request a complete Habitat for Humanity Malawi Volunteer Handbook, please email Global Village team leader, Mae Pennington at MPennington@HabitatEBSV.org

Apply for the 2019 Global Village trip to Malawi by January 31st:




Global Village 2019 Malawi FAQ

How do I sign up?

Please complete the official Global Village Malawi Application.  Our team will contact you to discuss your application. After you are approved to join a team, you’ll complete final registration steps.


How much does the trip cost?

The Global Village trip to Malawi will cost $2,126.
This includes meals, accommodations, in-country transportation (excluding airfare), insurance, cultural activities, and donation to Habitat Malawi.  This does not include airfare or additional trip days. 

This cost can be fundraised with Habitat's easy-to-use First Giving page. Habitat staff is here to help with your fundraising success to make sure this trip becomes a reality!

What kind of work do volunteers do?

We will be working in Salmina as part of Habitat Malawi's Orphaned and Vulnerable Children Program. 

Their work with volunteer teams focuses on orphans and vulnerable children such as female- and orphan-headed households and families raising orphans. The overall goal of the program is to improve their living conditions and reduce their vulnerability through the construction of decent, durable houses and provision of other related services.

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.

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“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, 2014 Global Village Volunteer

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