GLOBAL VILLAGE VOLUNTEER BUILDS

Global Village

Bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope

 

Every year, Habitat for Humanity New Zealand and its Affiliates send hundreds of volunteers overseas to build homes in developing countries.

Through Global Village, Habitat for Humanity New Zealand makes it possible for low-income families in overseas countries to own a decent home. Our partner families are involved in building their own house (what we call ‘sweat equity’) alongside our volunteers, and make affordable payments to own their home. Rather than providing a hand-out, Habitat for Humanity provides a hand-up. With the participation of volunteers and partner organisations, Habitat For Humanity continues to alleviate poverty housing around the world.

For families who are determined to break out of poverty, the programme enables them to build a better future. For children, a new home offers a chance to grow and thrive in surroundings that are safe. A place to live where they are sheltered from bad weather, fall sick less, go to school more regularly, and get to enjoy childhood. For volunteers, it is the meaningful experience of building and interacting with Habitat partner families. Global Village promotes a sense of goodwill, seeing a fellow human have a decent place to live.

Fiji 2019 – Young Leader’s Build!

March (Dates TBA)

Meet like-minded young people from around the world and work together to improve housing for families in need. Be challenged, inspired and have fun as you help families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance.

Costs TBA

For more information:   
Phone Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz  

Click here to register your interest

Myanmar 2019 – Multi-national Team! 

March 2-9

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Habitat’s Global Village program, you have the opportunity to join this unique team as they build homes with families in Myanmar. A team of volunteers from countries around the world, will join hands to build disaster-resilient houses and sanitary latrines in one of the 15 villages in Thanatpin township, one of the poorest areas in the Bago region.

Registration Fee: $250
Volunteer Cost: $2370, excluding airfares

For more information:   
Phone Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz  

Click here to register your interest

Nepal 2019

April 22-26 (build days only)

Most people in the Eastern region of Nepal live in poorly built thatched houses. In Nepal, like many other places in the world, decent shelter is a symbol of social dignity. The lack of it has been shown to be a barrier to other critically important things in life such as education, health care and social mobility. Helping families upgrade their current housing provides a big boost and often enables them to take the next step, usually the education of their children.

Registration Pack: $275
Volunteer Cost: $1930, excluding airfares
Fundraising Goal: $1300

For more information:   
Phone Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz  

Click here to register your interest

Fiji 2019 – School Holidays

April 15-19 (build days only)

The number of people living in squatter settlements in Fiji has grown substantially in recent years, creating a huge need for appropriate housing for these people. More than 1,000 homes were destroyed in Rakiraki, a major town on the north coast of Fiji’s main island Viti Levu, and 500 were partially damaged, as a result of Tropical Cyclone Winston. Bring your high school age young people (15yrs+) and join this team to make a difference.

Registration Pack $275
Volunteer Cost: $1400 excluding airfares
Fundraising Goal: $1200

For more information:
Phone Tracey Mazur (09) 5794111 Ext 2214
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

Click here to register your interest

Thailand 2019

April 22-26 (build days only)

Rayong is a coastal province in eastern Thailand. Living conditions are cramped, unsafe and unhygienic. Wages are low and most people don’t have the money to improve their living standards. You can help build a decent home for a family.

Registration Pack: $275
Volunteer Cost: $1,545, excluding airfares
Fundraising Goal: $1700

For more information:   
Phone Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz  

Click here to register your interest

Indonesia 2019

May 5-11

The Surabaya branch of Habitat for Humanity is helping 400 families to either build or renovate their houses to a decent standard, including creating access to clean drinking water and toilets. This rural project is located 60km from Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia. You’re invited to join this team to help make a difference for these families.

Registration Pack $275            
Volunteer Cost: $1400 (excluding airfares)
Fundraising Goal: $1300

For more information:   
Phone Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz  

Click here to register your interest

Fiji 2019

May 5-11

Habitat for Humanity’s activities in Fiji range from new house construction, to helping families rebuild after cyclones. Fiji has experienced rapid urban growth, with numbers swelling in the two largest cities, Nadi and Suva. The number of people living in squatter settlements has also shown a sharp increase in recent years. This raises a huge need for appropriate housing for the people of Fiji. Join this Northland team to help a family in Nadi, into a decent home.

Registration Pack $275
Volunteer Cost $1,200  (excluding airfares)
Fundraising Goal $1,200

For more information:
Phone Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz 

Click here to register your interest

Nepal 2019

May 5-11

Most people in the East Region of Nepal live in poorly built thatched houses. The lack of decent housing is a barrier to accessing other important needs such as education and health care. Join Peter Taylor’s team to help improve a family’s housing and invest in their future.  

Registration Pack $275            
Volunteer Cost: $1,980 (excluding airfares)
Fundraising Goal: $1300

For more information:   
Phone Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz  

Click here to register your interest

Cambodia 2019

May (Dates TBA)

Siem Reap remains one of the three poorest provinces in Cambodia, with many families living in thatched houses which to be ‘remade’ every two years with new dried grass and palm leaves. If you would like to help a family into permanent housing, do consider this build.

Registration Pack: $275
Indicative Volunteer Cost: $1400, excluding airfares
Fundraising Goal: $1300

For more information:   
Phone Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz  

Click here to register your interest

India 2019

June 16-22

There are hundreds of families in this area in need of safe and decent housing. Many currently live in small huts with thatched or tin roofs and mud or cement walls and floors, with no toilet facilities. Join this team to Pondicherry to give a helping hand.

Indicative Costs: Registration Pack $275            
Indicative Volunteer Cost: $1,600 (excluding airfares)
Fundraising Goal: $1,200

For more information:   
Phone Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz  

Click here to register your interest

Argentina 2019

June 1-9

Argentina is geographically the eighth largest country in the world with a population of 40 million people. 28% of its population live below the poverty line. The ongoing economic and social crises in Argentina have worsened its housing issues, with an estimated 10 million people currently living in poverty housing. Join Gerard Guzzo’s team to help provide a decent home for a family.

Registration Pack $275
Volunteer Cost $2565 (excluding airfares)
Fundraising Goal $1600

For more information:

Phone Gaylene King-Turner
Global Village: (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

Click here to register your interest

Vietnam 2019

June 17-21 (build days only)

Thai Nguyen is the nation’s most Northern region, 80km from Hanoi. This project will provide ten vulnerable households with improved housing and adequate water and sanitation facilities. Join this team to be part of the solution.

Registration Pack: $275
Volunteer Cost: $1450 (excluding airfares)
Fundraising Goal: $1300

For more information
Phone Neil Pilbrow 03 358 9460 or Mobile 0272083528
Global Village: Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

Click here to register your interest

Armenia 2019

July 15-19 (build days only)

This is a new opportunity for Kiwis to improve housing conditions for families in Armenia. Noobar Yaghobian, an Armenian living in NZ will lead the team. They will be helping to renovate and repair homes, improving energy efficiency and water and sanitation conditions in the process.

Registration Pack: $275
Volunteer Cost: $1,070 (excluding airfares)
Fundraising Goal: $1,600

For more information phone
Global Village: Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

Click here to register your interest

Chile – 2019

13-20 July – Australia-NZ Team

This is a unique opportunity to join a combined Australia/NZ team. This team will be helping to provide safe, insulated and water resistant homes for people (including seniors and people with disabilities) who are currently living in precarious housing conditions.

Deposit: $220
Volunteer Cost: $780-$1000 (excluding airfares)
Fundraising Goal: $1,900

For more information phone
Global Village: Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

Click here to register your interest

Vietnam 2019

7-11 October (build days only)

Tien Giang province, situated along the Mekong Delta’s coastline, faces the ocean and is vulnerable to both the risk of typhoon/storms from the ocean and climate change impact, for which the Mekong Delta has been listed as one of the most vulnerable areas. Many homes only have dirt floors and thatch walls and roofs. Jane Mead would love to have you join her team to go and help a family build a home.

Registration Pack: $275
Volunteer Cost: $1,450 (excluding airfares)
Fundraising Goal: $1,300

 

For more information:
Phone Jane Mead 021 973075
Global Village: Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

Click here to register your interest

Nepal 2019

October 20-26

Habitat Nepal is assisting earthquake affected families in constructing new homes. Since the 2015 earthquake, thousands of families have been living in temporary shelters. Join Shane and Gaylene King-Turner on this team, to help build these families a decent home.

Registration Pack: $275
Volunteer Cost: $1,900 (excluding airfares)
Fundraising Goal: $1,300

For more information phone
Global Village: Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

Click here to register your interest

Myanmar 2019

November 10-16

Habitat for Humanity’s project in Myanmar involves building disaster-resilient houses in 15 villages in Thanatpin township, one of the poorest towns in the Bago region. The majority of houses are built on stilts because the town is flood-prone. You can join Paul Look’s team to be part of this important new project.

Registration Pack: $275
Volunteer Cost: $1,530 (excluding airfares)
Fundraising Goal: $1,400

For more information phone
Global Village: Gaylene King-Turner (09) 5794111 Ext 2221
Email: globalvillage@habitat.org.nz

Click here to register your interest

More Build Opportunities in 2019

Inviting Expressions of Interests

September 2019

Fiji
Romania
Thailand

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November 2019

Myanmar
Sri Lanka
Big Build Cambodia

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More information

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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