What is Global Village? Habitat for Humanity is made up of affiliate partners in 100 countries around the globe. Each affiliate has an ever expanding positive impact on their local communities.
Global Village is a part of Habitat for Humanity Canada that arranges for teams to visit these affiliates to give them help on their builds.The teams are composed of eight to twenty volunteers, and are led by one or two experienced volunteers who are trained and supported by the Global Village staff.
Global Village teams bring invaluable support to the communities they visit. Their concentrated people power and enthusiasm give homeowners a real boost. More homes are built each year because of the donation Global Village teams make to the hosting Habitat affiliates.
Trips are arranged to places all over the world, even in Canada, and volunteers don’t need prior building experience, or specific language abilities. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or be part of an organized school, faith or service group.
A Global Village trip can be a life changing experience. It’s an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of development issues, to learn more about another culture and about yourself. You will be more than a tourist. You will be welcomed into the community by your hosts and introduced to the local culture as a guest. You will work and laugh together, share stories, make friends. As you let go of many of the comforts of home you start to focus on things that really matter.
If you have a sense of adventure, are in good health and willing to work hard, you can be part of a Global Village team. Habitat for Humanity Canada invites you to join the thousands of volunteers from around the world who are working hand in hand to eliminate poverty housing one house at a time. Work with a family to help them build a home, strengthen their community and enrich both their lives and your own. Join a Habitat for Humanity Global Village team today!
If you would like to learn more about Habitat for Humanity Global Village trips, visit their website at www.habitatglobalvillage.ca .