Welcome to Global Village

Habitat for Humanity Canada Global Village is a short-term volunteer program that brings people together in Canada and around the world.

Important Notice regarding Global Village builds

In 2020 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Habitat for Humanity paused all Global Village volunteer builds to ensure community and volunteer safety. We are committed to building a program that delivers safe and resilient housing to families in need while ensuring a safe experience for volunteers, Habitat staff and the communities we partner with in Canada and around the world. Please keep this page bookmarked, as we will provide updates as they become available in late 2023.

Contact: globalvillage@habitat.ca.

Global Village is one of many ways you can support families in need of housing in Canada and around the world. We encourage you to visit the Habitat for Humanity Canada International Programs and Indigenous Housing Partnership pages to find out more about how your support can help us continue to deliver sustainable and resilient housing for all. We also invite you to engage with your local Habitats to learn more about our work being done locally and volunteer to build safe and affordable homes.

What you’ll get from the Habitat Global Village experience

  • Gain a greater understanding of housing and development issues and solutions in Canada and abroad
  • Work alongside future homeowners to help them build a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home
  • Have access to Reconciliation education, engage in different cultures, discover local customs, and reflect on your experience and share it with your networks.

The impact you'll create

Each volunteer experience includes a minimum donation that helps Habitat for Humanity build more homes for more families in need of affordable housing.