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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

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 […]

Volunteer Kavana | Bushfire Recovery

The very hands-on nature of Habitat NSW’s Bushfire Recovery Programme has been an unexpected pleasure for volunteer Kavanar, who is an architect and town planner. “I have more experience at providing plans than actual hands on work,” she says. “But I love it.  Gathering all the fallen branches and then burning them, and seeing the […]

Graphic Designer

Short Description Habitat for Humanity is a leading global housing NGO working in more than 70 countries. We are seeking a full-time Volunteer Program Manager to lead our expanding corporate / community building maintenance and disaster recovery volunteer programs. About Us Habitat for Humanity is a leading global housing non-profit working in more than 70 […]

Chandra’s story

At Habitat, we partner with the world’s most vulnerable families to bring them a brighter and better future. We believe a home will bring family stability, strength, self-reliance, and security and in Chandra’s case, a home has done just that. Chandra has led a challenging and difficult life and found himself a single parent of […]

Volunteer Supervisor

Organisation : Habitat for Humanity Australia Location : Sydney Work type : Casual/Vacation Profession : Community Services, Program Coordination & Management, Trades & Services, Volunteer Management Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Homelessness & Affordable Housing Salary type : Hourly About the role Essential Selection Criteria Building, renovation and maintenance skills and experience, including ability to paint and complete building […]

Volunteer Program Manager

Short Description Habitat for Humanity is a leading global housing NGO working in more than 70 countries. We are seeking a full-time Volunteer Program Manager to lead our expanding corporate / community building maintenance and disaster recovery volunteer programs. About Us Habitat for Humanity is a leading global housing non-profit working in more than 70 […]

Elizabeth

Meet our Partner family Elizabeth who lost her home to 2019 Bushfires. Our volunteer Anne kindly wrote this story for us. Anne has been volunteering with us for over 5 years and worked on Elizabeth’s home. Elizabeth has a new normal in her life. Just in time for Christmas. After losing everything in the devastating […]

Our Year in Review 2020 | Annual Report

At a time when a safe and healthy home has never been more important, Habitat Australia serves 9,765 through new and improved housing.  Sydney, 2020 — Despite economic and operational challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Habitat for Humanity Australia successfully adopted new strategies and safe practices to continue helping families in Australia and […]

Letter from our CEO Nicole Stanmore

  I am pleased to present to you our FY20 Annual Report. I encourage you to click on this link and view the document. With 1.6 billion people around the world living without adequate shelter, the COVID-19 pandemic is a strong reminder of the importance of the work we do at Habitat for Humanity. In […]

Annual Report 2020

Download Habitat for Humanity Australia’s full Annual Report for 2019-2020.

Financial Report 2020

Download Habitat for Humanity Australia’s full Financial Report for 2019-2020.

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 […]