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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.

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Meet our Volunteers

Every action makes an impact | Sophie our youngest fundraiser

Going beyond builds – Young volunteers share how they stay engaged amid a pandemic In a typical year we are so fortunate to have the support of our volunteers who would travel overseas to actively work on home construction. Of course, the global COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to in-person activities overseas, and more recently […]

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 […]

Every act of kindness counts | Volunteers renovate Crisis Accommodation for Women and Children

Impact on Women and Children: Habitat partners with housing providers who deliver a welcoming place for women and children who have experienced and are escaping domestic violence. Crisis accommodations are a safe and welcoming place when a woman decides to leave her partner. With COVID 19 lockdowns escalating the demand for crisis accommodation placements, these […]

Every action makes an impact | Sophie our youngest fundraiser

Going beyond builds – Young volunteers share how they stay engaged amid a pandemic In a typical year we are so fortunate to have the support of our volunteers who would travel overseas to actively work on home construction. Of course, the global COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to in-person activities overseas, and more recently […]

Community Development Manager – Southern Highlands

Habitat for Humanity Australia  Job description Puporse The Community Development Manager is responsible for program management, coordination, and engaging communities to deliver a variety of community development, education strategies and practical activities to achieve resilience and prepare for future bushfires. The Community Development Manager undertakes a range of functions including – Contributing to the design […]

Every home builds self-reliance | A new home for Huch

In Samdach Village, Battambang province, Mr Huch Houet was supporting himself and eight family members on the meagre income gained by labouring and picking paddy in the nearby fields during the harvest season. The 30-50 USD he earned a month did not cover the food needed for the family, and certainly did not go far […]

Everyhand builds strength and stability | Clean hands and a new Classroom

In partnership with DFAT’s (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) Australian NGO Cooperation Progam (ANCP), our implementing partner Habitat for Humanity Cambodia, and with the support of ANSA Homes we are improving health and hygiene for students in Cambodia. Health and hygiene education can only be achieved if children have a safe and sturdy classroom […]

Regional Safeguarding Advisor (AP)

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking an experienced professional to serve as The Regional Safeguarding Advisor. Reporting to the HRBP Director with dotted line responsibility to the Global Head of Safeguarding, this position will lead the respective operational approach to fulfilling Habitat’s safeguarding commitments for the region as well as contribute to enhancing […]

A New Way to Give: Habitat for Humanity Now Accepts Cryptocurrency Donations

We believe giving our supporters several ways to give will ensure that we can continue to support vulnerable families in need access a safe place to call home. Why Cryptocurrency? With the rise in popularity of Cryptocurrency, we have seen an increase in requests from donors to donate cryptocurrency. We have partnered with the Giving […]

Studio Purpose Opens its Doors: More than a Home for Homeless Youth

Murry Bridge, South Australia (August 12th, 2021) – With great excitement, we announce the opening of Studio Purpose a shelter solution for homeless youth. Habitat for Humanity South Australia was committed to supporting the 1 in 9 homeless youth access safe accommodation in Murray Bridge through the Studio Purpose project. Studio Purpose will provide safe accommodation […]

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 […]

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% […]