International Volunteering Programme

Habitat’s mission inspired me because it endeavours to provide a permanent foundation that helps people to ultimately help themselves, whether it is by building safe and secure homes, ensuring access to clean water, or enabling education in business and home financing.

Aislinn Hayes, Habitat volunteer

Our International Volunteering Programme is an amazing opportunity to work alongside families in need of a decent place to call home.

COVID-19 is impacting our families and our communities here, and around the world.

Given the continued uncertainty surrounding the impact of COVID-19 on global travel we are not currently taking registrations for our Global teams for 2021.

Whilst the timing of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic has varied, governments around the world have been consistent in calling on citizens to stay safe by staying at home.

For too many people staying home isn’t safe. 1.8 billion people worldwide live in grossly inadequate housing; often in overcrowded conditions, lacking access to water and sanitation – making them particularly vulnerable.

Our teams around the world are urgently working to implement COVID response plans to help those most in need. Learn more & donate today.


Our Global Village volunteering programme invites you to join volunteers from around Ireland in fighting poverty housing. You will travel overseas and help a family to build a home, strengthen their community, and enrich both their lives and your own.

Volunteers provide manpower that allows the building of homes at considerably lower costs. More importantly, the volunteering experience transforms lives: both for the volunteers who work alongside Habitat homeowners and for partner families who see people who care enough to help them break the cycle of poverty.

Volunteer trips with Habitat usually last from one to two weeks. During this time volunteers work on a construction site building homes together with team members and homeowner families.

Every year groups from schools, third-level institutions, community clubs, companies, friends and family volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

Contact details: Email or call 01 531 0033.


Homeowner Stories

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

Where we work

Habitat for Humanity focuses on building hope both locally and around the world.

Volunteer Stories

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


Find out everything you need to know about how Habitat can support you in completing your GAISCE President’s award!

Resources and FAQs

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.