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Overseas Volunteering

Global Village Programme

Are you ready to help make a difference by volunteering overseas?

Work on Habitat building projects and help change lives forever

Trips last 1 – 2 weeks, but the impact of building lasts a lifetime

February – Des Tutu/Building on Faith, South Africa 2015

Dates 28th February – 7th March/ 11th – 18th April
Cost Approx €2,600

February – Disaster Response Build, Philippines 2015

Dates 14th – 22nd February 2015
Cost Approx €2,500

June – Student Build, Zambia 2015

Dates 30th May – 13th June
Cost Approx €3,000
Age Group 18 – 25yrs

June – Youth Build, Romania 2015 [MORE INFO COMING SOON]

Dates TBC
Duration 1-2 weeks
Cost Approx €1,600
Age Group                     16 – 18yrs

July – Mandela Build, South Africa 2015

Dates 11th – 18th July
 Cost  Approx €2,600

July – Open Romania Build, Romania 2015

Dates 18th – 25th July
 Cost  TBC


Dates are provisional and subject to flight availability.

To enquire about any of these trips or about other overseas volunteering opportunities, click here or email Mary at


Form your own Overseas Volunteer Team

Duration One – Two Weeks
Interested? Contact Mary, International Programme Manager
Contact Details Email or call 01-5310033

Closed/Private Teams

Friends, corporate CSRs, schools, universities or church groups can sign up to build alongside families overseas, making a real difference to the lives of others.

NUIG – Student Build, Zambia

Open Teams

An open team is made up of many individuals and smaller groups who can’t commit to getting a whole team together. It’s a great opportunity to meet new and like-minded people.

Habitat for Humanity works in communities all around the world, helping them to build their way out of poverty.

By joining a Habitat team of committed and enthusiastic volunteers, you will get a hands-on, grass-roots experience, living and building alongside future homeowners, community members and local trade professionals. As you dig foundations, mix cement and lay bricks, you’ll see the difference you’re making to their lives.

This is an opportunity to have a fantastic experience volunteering overseas while making friends, challenging yourself, learning about a different culture and giving something back!

Don’t worry, no construction experience is required as all training is provided onsite by skilled professionals. Throughout the overseas volunteering process there is full support from Habitat for Humanity.

For a list of frequently asked questions, click here.

To see photos of previous Habitat overseas trips, click here.


Often the biggest worry for a volunteer is the fundraising. Please don’t worry – everyone feels this way at first and 99% reach their target. Here are a few top fundraising ideas tips to make the process less daunting.


Habitat for Humanity Ireland staff are not medically qualified to advise on appropriate vaccinations for your trip. We recommend that each team member either consult their own physician or contact the Tropical Medical Bureau or Travel Health Clinic.

Dates & costs of volunteering overseas are subject to change depending on flight availability 

 Call now! 01-5310033


Keep an eye out as more exciting trips will be available soon!




For any students interested in longer overseas volunteering placements visit our partner Suas’ website

CMYKsignatory 2010

Habitat for Humanity Ireland is signatory to the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice. Learn more about the Comhlámh Volunteer Charter here as you prepare to volunteer overseas.

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