global village volunteer builds

Bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope

Global Village

Global Village is Habitat for Humanity’s international volunteer program which brings people together to build and improve homes, and to contribute to the health and well-being of communities and the people who live in them. More than 850 teams travel to over 30 countries around the world each year, to help build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

       Global Village volunteers work in countries where Habitat is already active, to create strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.                                                         They build alongside community members and families, offering a hand up out of poverty.                                                                              Through the experience, volunteers deepen their own understanding of housing and poverty issues and of other cultures,                                  while making a lasting impact through their financial, emotional and physical contribution that continues long after the team returns home.  

                          Global Village volunteers make Habitat’s work sustainable and empower communities to create better futures

Bolivia – August 2020

August 22-29 

Neil Pilbrow is leading our first NZ team to Santa Cruz, Bolivia! This team will be working on a project aimed at upgrading and improving housing conditions for families who have a child living with chronic illness or disability, so the children can return home from hospital to a safe environment, where clean water and sanitation are available. Would you join Neil and his team as they help build the strength, stability and self-reliance of these families, through having a decent place to call home.

Indicative Cost: $2,600 (plus airfares)

 

For more information or to register, contact:

Team Leader: Neil Pilbrow Ph: 027 208 3528 / Email: pilbrows@gmail.com
Global Village: Tracey Mazur Ph: 09 5794111 / Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

Fiji  –  September 2020

September 5 – 12 or 12 – 19

We have an exciting opportunity this month, to send two teams back to back to Fiji, to work on a much needed WASH (Water and Sanitation) Project. Team Leaders Carl, Belinda and Beth have all built in Fiji before and decided they wanted to take others back to experience what they did – the joy and satisfaction of working together with a team of people, both locals and Kiwi volunteers, to help make a tangible difference in a community. Join one of these teams and help work on a project that will link a community to a safe water supply, dramatically improving their long term health and well being. 

Indicative Cots: $2,400 (plus airfares)

For more information or to register, contact:

Team Leader: Beth Cooper Ph: 021 381 135 / Email: bcooper@northtec.ac.nz
Global Village: Tracey Mazur Ph: 09 5794111 / Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

Samoa – September 2020

September 5-12

Stay in a local community and assist with shelter-related projects to help strengthen the community’s resilience to disasters. You will need to fit, healthy and happy to do without the comforts of home!

Indicative Cost: $2,800 (plus airfares)

 

For more information or to register, contact:
Global Village: Tracey Mazur Ph: 09 5794111 / Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

Myanmar – October 2020

October 3 – 10

Myanmar is one of the poorest countries in Asia, with one in four people living below the national poverty line. Most of the poor live in rural areas, which also tend to be affected by civil conflict or natural disasters like forest fires, landslides, floods and storm surges. Sheelagh McCambridge will be leading this team to spend a week building a home alongside the local community, in Bago district. They will be building a house that is strong enough to resist common natural disasters, so the family will have safety and security to build their future on. If you would like to be a part of this project, please get in touch with Sheelagh, or Tracey at the Global Village office.

Indicative Cost: $2,500 (plus airfares)

 

For more information or to register, contact:

Team Leader: Sheelagh McCambridge Ph: 021 0233 3939 / Email: smmcc@xtra.co.nz
Global Village: Tracey Mazur Ph: 09 5794111 / Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

Nepal (East) –  October 2020        

October 31 – November 7

Most people living in East Nepal reside in poorly build thatched houses. Like many other places in the world, decent shelter is a symbol of social dignity. For some, the lack of decent shelter has been a barrier to accessing other essential services such as education, health care, water supply and social mobility. Assisting families to  upgrade their current housing conditions provides a social boost to enable families to take the next step in making a better life for themselves. Join Jenny and her team to help build new homes alongside the Nepalese people.

Indicative Cost: $2,970 (plus airfares)

For more information or to register, contact:
Team Leader: Jenny MacIntosh 021 02978714 / Email: jennymac50@gmail.com

Global Village: Tracey Mazur (09) 5794111 / Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

Sri Lanka –  November 2020

November 14-21 or November 21-28

We are excited to once again be able to send Global Village teams to build in Sri Lanka! Spend a week helping  construct decent homes for plantation workers in the Central Province of Sri Lanka – Kandy District. These families are currently living in rooms devoid of even the most basic facilities, so having their own home will be life changing for them.

Indicative Cost: $2,300 (plus airfares)

 

For more information or to register, contact:
Global Village Team Leader (Nov 14-21): Tracey Mazur (09) 5794111  / Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

Team Leader (Nov 21-28): Gayle Rossiter Ph: 027 415 7572 / Email: tids.rossi@gmail.com

Vietnam Big Build – November 2020     
MULTI-NATIONAL BUILD  

November 1-7

Multiple teams from around the world will be gathering in Thai Nguyen (North Vietnam) for this exciting annual event. Join our Kiwi contingent for a fantastic experience, helping build homes for around 20 families. We’d love to send a large crew from NZ, so jump on board and bring a friend!

Indicative Cost: $3,600 (plus airfares)

For more information or to register, contact:
Global Village: Tracey Mazur (09) 5794111 / Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

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Contact the Global Village Team

For all Global Village Programme related inquiries, please contact:
Global Village

Ph. (09) 579 4111 Ext 2214
E. globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

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COVID-19 Update

Please note, due to COVID-19 all of our Global Village builds are suspended until June 2020.

This is a proactive measure to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission among volunteers, and in the communities and families we serve overseas. We sincerely apologise to those volunteers and team leaders affected by this suspension.

We are hopeful that teams scheduled for later in the year will progress as planned, so please continue to register your interest for those builds and check back for updates.
Na mihi nui.