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What is ‘Global Village’?

Helping Communities to Build Strength, Stability and Self-reliance through Shelter

Our Global Village programme is an amazing opportunity for enthusiastic and committed members of the Irish public to volunteer overseas and work alongside families in need of a decent place to call home.

Volunteering overseas gives volunteers a hands-on, grassroots experience, living and building alongside future homeowners, community members and local trade professionals.

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!

Volunteers travel in teams for up to two weeks to various locations around the world. 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.

We hope to encourage volunteers to become a voice for safe shelter when they return home; inspiring others to help us reach many more families in need.

  • Find out about the role of the volunteer here.
  • Find out about the role of the Team Leader here.
  • Read volunteer testimonials on our blog here.
  • For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
  • For some handy tips on fundraising, click here.
  • Find ways of staying involved with Habitat after your trip here.

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Dates & costs of volunteering overseas are subject to change depending on flight availability. If you would like to form your own private team of friends, family members or colleagues, please email or call 01 531 0033 to enquire about options.

All volunteers aged 18+ will be Garda Vetted.

Habitat for Humanity is committed to equality of opportunity, and operates inclusive, non-discriminatory practices in relation its Global Village International Volunteering programme.

Read about Habitat’s Child Protection, Gift Giving and Complaints Policies here.

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

The Comhlámh Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies.
Habitat for Humanity Ireland is a signatory of the Comhlámh Code of Good Practice (CoGP) for Volunteer Sending Agencies. The Code is a set of standards for organisations involved in facilitating international volunteer placements in the global south. If you feel we are not adhering to the Code please contact us [] or

Read Comhlamh’s Volunteer Charter, in advance of your overseas trip, to learn about and support the seven principles that aim to encourage responsible, responsive international volunteering.

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