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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 – Pelican Park Build, South Africa 2015

Dates 28th February – 7th March 2015
Cost €2,500

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

Dates TBC
Duration 1-2 weeks
Cost Approximately €1,600.00

February – Disaster Response Build, Philippines 2015

Dates 14th – 22nd February 2015
Cost Approximately €2,500.00

April – Youth Build, Romania 2015 [APPLICATIONS CLOSED]

Dates 4th – 11th April 2015


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 mary(at)habitatireland(dot)ie.


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.

Form your own Overseas Volunteer Team

Groups of family/friends can build together and make a difference

Duration One – Two Weeks
Interested? Contact Mary, International Programme Manager
Contact Details Email mary(at)habitatireland(dot)ie or call 01-5310033


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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