Third-level Volunteering Programme 

The joy of the new homeowners was worth all the time and effort put into this trip. I could not be happier that our group was able to contribute something to this great community. The attitude towards life shown by the members of the George community was truly remarkable, and it is something that I will do my best to learn from.

David Meenan, Habitat volunteer, University College Dublin

Our Third-level Volunteering Programme is an amazing opportunity for students aged 18-25 to work alongside families in need of a decent place to call home.

Every year, third-level students from around Ireland travel overseas with Habitat for Humanity to help families to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. They experience firsthand the impact of poverty housing and help make a lasting difference to entire communities. We encourage volunteers to become a voice for safe shelter when they return home; inspiring others to help us reach many more families in need.

By taking part, students will have the opportunity to:

– Make a visible impact
– Work as part of a team and develop new skills
– Experience a different culture and learn about global development issues

How to apply: There are two ways to apply: either join one of our Featured Student Build or create a group of your own with a tailor-made itinerary. Once you’ve made your decision, fill out our Volunteer Application Form here. No construction skills are necessary! There will be a skilled supervisor on site to teach you everything you need to know.

Contact details: Email or call 01 531 0033.


Scheduled Student Build

Volunteer with students from around Ireland.

Create your own team

Form a third-level student volunteer team.

Application Form

Apply to become a Habitat for Humanity volunteer.

Application Process

Find out everything you need to know about applying to volunteer on Habitat for Humanity Ireland’s International Volunteering Programme!


Habitat for Humanity offers rewarding volunteering opportunities worldwide. Our strongest partnerships are with Zambia and Romania.

Volunteer Stories

“The attitude towards life, shown by the members of the George community was remarkable.” – David Meenan, volunteer, Zambia.

Homeowner Stories

“I love the solid floor in my new home. It keeps out the damp and all the insects.” – Brenda, Habitat Homeowner, Zambia.


Tools to support you and your team as you plan your trip, fundraise, and raise awareness of housing poverty.

Code of Good Practice

We are a signatory of Comhlamh’s Code of Good Practice, and have attained the Comprehensive Compliance Award.

Volunteer Overseas with Habitat for Humanity

Apply now to travel overseas to help families build their own safe and decent home.

Email or call 01 531 0033