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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 […]

Direct Marketing Officer

POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE: Direct Marketing Officer REPORTS TO: Head of Impact Giving & Engagement LOCATION: North Sydney office, and flexible work from home arrangements HOURS: Full-time (we will also consider Part-time for the right applicant) DATE: April 2021 ABOUT US: Habitat for Humanity is a global not-for-profit provider of housing for low-income families in need. […]

Building a Better World – Autumn 2021

Read the latest news and updates from Australia and overseas, this newsletter celebrates women’s strengths and resilience through our Hand in hand Women’s build anniversary. Read how the families we built homes for 10 years are doing now.

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 Hand, Builds Hope

Anyone who has watched children grow up, or who celebrate a wedding anniversary, know that 10 years can fly by! But for a community of women in Itahari, in southeastern Nepal, so much has changed that the last 10 years feels like a lifetime ago!    The Hand in Hand journey started at a community meeting […]

Every Drop Makes a Difference

A holistic approach to housing, including safe and reliable access to water and sanitation, is critical to addressing the many challenges faced by the families and communities we work alongside.  With many of our usual activities affected by the spread of COVID-19 last year, the communities we serve found ways to adapt, and we have been inspired […]

Meet Osea | How the Tippy Tap has helped him and family

March 22nd marks World Water Day 2021 and the theme is what is water means to people and its true value and how we can better protect this vital resource. We all know water is important to us. Water means life. Yet, today water is under extreme threat not least of all from climate change. […]

Kala’s Story

Kala, her husband, and their daughter Anita have known difficult times but their future looks brighter now with the stability and security of a Habitat home. At Habitat, we work with the world’s most vulnerable families to give them a hand up and Kala and her husband could not be more deserving of their new […]

Rita’s Story | Four years in one room shack

Homeless after the earthquake When the devastating earthquake hit Nepal in April 2015, Rita’s mud and brick house collapsed in less than a minute. Rita, who was only ten at the time, had to abandon her ancestral home and move with her parents and two siblings into a makeshift shelter of walls made of plastic […]

Mere’s story | A woman who rose to the challenge to protect her community against COVID-19

Meet Mere she is a health worker in the Malevu Village in Fiji. Like many front-line workers, Mere has been protecting her community in their fight against COVID-19. The realities of living through a pandemic can be a worrying and traumatic experience for many people, especially those living in rural and remote locations where access […]

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 […]