The Global Village Program supports Habitat for Humanity’s ideology of working in partnership, providing cross-cultural experiences, mobilizing volunteers, building sustainable relationships and generating resources with the hope of creating long term advocates for affordable housing. The GV Program enhances the vision, mission and principles of Habitat for Humanity international by raising awareness on the need for decent shelter, developing human & financial resources, building relationships between international teams and host countries and helping people help themselves.
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 for vulnerable families in Malawi each year because of the donations that come from Global Village teams. Global Village teams are composed of ten to twenty volunteers, and are led by one or two experienced volunteers who are trained and supported by the Global Village staff.
Habitat for Humanity Malawi 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. You can work with a family to help them build a home, strengthen their community and enrich both their lives and your own.
If you have a sense of adventure, are in good health and willing to work hard, you can be part the Global Village experience.
A Global Village trip to Malawi can be a life changing experience. It’s an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of development issues, to learn more about the Malawian culture and gain new skills. Global Village volunteers are more than tourists, 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. Volunteers do not 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. Habitat is a non-profit, faith based housing organization that works with people of all backgrounds, races and religions.