Global Village Program

Habitat Lesotho’s global village program gives international volunteer teams an opportunity to donate their time and money to build homes for vulnerable families in different communities in Lesotho. The program has grown over the years seeing an increase in the number of teams hosted each year from the following countries; USA, Canada, Netherlands, France, Ireland. Habitat for Humanity offers volunteers opportunity to build homes and experience vibrant cultures in different communities also discovering the commonalities while helping others build strength, stability and self-reliance they need to better their lives.

Help vulnerable populations facing additional homeownership barriers gain access to safe, affordable housing!

The Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project is Habitat for Humanity’s response to the AIDS/HIV crisis in Africa. According to the Lesotho Bureau of Statistics, the recent life expectancy is estimated at 39 years for men and 45 for women, leaving the 37% of the youth who make up the population orphaned and in need of decent housing. Join this trip and work alongside Habitat for Humanity Lesotho and future homeowners to construct two-bedroom homes and ventilated pit latrines to increase access to decent housing and proper sanitation.

You’ll stay in double-occupancy rooms at a local hotel and breakfast, and dinner is provided at the lodge. Lunch will be delivered to you on the work site. Typical tasks on the work site include mixing mortar, pouring cement floor slab, moving bricks, passing mortar and some gardening. Off the work site, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the local community through traditional songs and dances, meet the local chief or play a friendly game of soccer.

International volunteering opportunities

Welcome to Global Village, our short-term overseas volunteering programme. Our opportunities to volunteer abroad are nothing short of life-changing experiences. You will have a unique chance to directly contribute to Habitat for Humanity’s work on the ground. If you are looking to challenge yourself, you've come to the right place. We have an expert team of builders and volunteer coordinators who will help you make it all possible - from fundraising to laying bricks.

Upcoming Volunteer Trips

Berea, Lesotho

Sept. 5-12, 2020: Experience a new culture while learning and building with the local community!
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