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Help build a home for a family in need using your own hands through the Global Village program.

Over just one week, you’ll work with a team of like-minded volunteers from all walks of life, home partner families and local labourers to help construct a new home for a family living in poverty.

No prior experience is required, and there is a job for every skill and fitness level. Depending on the country you visit, you might be mixing concrete, weaving bamboo, laying bricks, digging trenches or painting.

You can travel and build in unique locations across Asia Pacific and beyond when you volunteer with us. By working alongside a family, you give them an opportunity to be independent and have healthier, happier, more secure futures. Their lives will be forever changed and your hard work will continue to have a lasting impact long after you have returned home.

Volunteer with your friends and family, school group or workplace for a team building experience with a difference. Please note that the minimum volunteer age is 15, and those under 18 require a guardian.

Sign up today to help build strength, stability and independence.

Join a team of like-minded individuals and
travel overseas to build a home together.

Meet our Volunteers

Every Person Can Build a Brighter Future

Passionate and committed supporters like Lucy (18), help make our work possible.  At just 15, Lucy joined us in Cambodia and got her hands dirty, working alongside a family to help build a safe and decent place to call home.    What did you take away from the Cambodia build in 2019?   It was a life changing experience. I met the most incredible people, worked harder than I ever have […]

Volunteer Dave | Brush with Kindness

For R U OK Day a group of volunteers went out on a community volunteer day to paint a women’s transitional shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence. Dave is one of the volunteers we interviewed on the day. Dave has been a volunteer with Habitat for about four years now having participated in […]

Community Development Manager Bushfire Resilience, Southern Highlands

Habitat for Humanity Australia Habitat for Humanity is a global not-for-profit provider of housing for low-income families in need. Habitat for Humanity works in thousands of communities around the world and has built, rehabilitated and repaired over one million homes, helping more than 35 million people. Our vision is a world where everyone has a […]

Community Development Manager Bushfire Resilience, Blue Mountains

Habitat for Humanity Australia Habitat for Humanity is a global not-for-profit provider of housing for low-income families in need. Habitat for Humanity works in thousands of communities around the world and has built, rehabilitated and repaired over one million homes, helping more than 35 million people. Our vision is a world where everyone has a […]

How has COVID affected people’s access to secure and safe housing?

The pandemic has presented an array of issues throughout society, with it particularly affecting the access to affordable and safe housing for renters, and victims of domestic violence.  HOW COVID HAS AFFECTED RENTERS With the decreased income and job prospects caused by COVID-19, a recent nationwide report by UNSW and Across estimates that around 5-15% […]

COVID’s effect on Australia’s homeless

In the face of COVID, governments strongly encouraged people to stay inside, safe and away from potential COVID transmitting risks. However, this was not possible for our homeless population, one of the most badly hit by the recent pandemic.  Who are the homeless in Australia? In Australia, estimates from the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics […]

How housing affects a child’s development

Often childhood homes are associated with warmth, memories of fondness and a loving and safe space. But this isn’t always the case as a lot of people, including youth, become homeless, grow up in tumultuous environments with unstable homes, or don’t live in adequate housing. Not having access to a safe, stable and adequate home […]

Christina

Meet Christina, she is a single mum to her three beautiful children. Her positive attitude towards life and infectious laugh defy the challenging life Christina’s family has had in recent years, which includes her own personal battle with cancer. Following a marriage breakdown, Christina ended up in another relationship that turned abusive. Christina fled this […]

Tracey

Meet Tracey, one of our partner families. Tracey is a mother to 4 wonderful children. Tracey found herself facing challenging times as a single mother trying to keep a roof over her family’s head. She moved 8 times in 11 years and at times this was every 6 months. Tracey was constantly living in distress […]

Every hand makes a difference | Habitat for Humanity Australia x Levi’s ANZ Partner to help rebuild

Levi’s ANZ and Habitat for Humanity Australia partner to support Habitat for Humanity Australia’s Bushfire Recovery Program on their new campaign #WorkMeansMore for their Levi’s Workwear range. Titled ‘Work Means More’, the documentary style project was developed by Monster Children Creative and features a group of dedicated tradespeople, volunteers and the local community coming together […]

Everyone can make a difference | Using solar energy to improve safety in Cambodia

Using reliable energy from the sun to improve safety and wellbeing in Cambodia. Safety and security, along with an improved sense of wellbeing, have returned to the streets of a small village in Battambang province, Cambodia, with the installation of 14 solar streetlights. The solar streetlights have increased the safety and wellbeing of women and […]

Volunteer Supervisor- Bushfire Resilience (paid position) Blue Mountains

Habitat for Humanity Australia Habitat for Humanity is a global not-for-profit provider of housing for low-income families in need. Habitat for Humanity works in thousands of communities around the world and has built, rehabilitated and repaired over one million homes, helping more than 35 million people. Our vision is a world where everyone has a […]