Learn and Build Experience volunteer

Learn and Build Experience

Help provide a foundation for families to build a better life for themselves. In the process make new friends, discover a new community and learn how you can make an impact in the world. 

Build, learn and live together in a community setting

Learn and Build Experience trips open up a new world through hands-on educational and community activities as participants serve Habitat’s mission of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live. From raising the walls of a new house to small group discussions, there’s no limit to your Habitat impact.

Please note that the Learn and Build Experience is taking a pause for 2017 and returning in 2018.

We’re grateful for the long-standing support of our sponsor and from committed volunteers who helped us serve more than 70 homeowners during the last 20 years.

An update will be provided in 2018. In the meantime, you can support the cause of affordable housing through one of these volunteer programs:

Habitat Young Leaders Build

Join young leaders ages 18-25 from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and New Zealand on a special trips to Fiji and Myanmar for the Asia and Pacific builds! This 10-day service trip gives students an opportunity to build homes in a local community, and incorporate community interaction, volunteer education and thematic conversations around poverty housing. Volunteers will be placed on teams of 10-12 members and have two adult, trained team leaders. For more information, please email gv@habitat.org with a subject line of HYLB interest.

Global Village

Travel to a new country and immerse yourself in the local culture through these short-term work trips. A variety of projects are available, from new home construction in Hawaii, working with vulnerable populations in Zambia, creating healthy homes in Guatemala, or completing a water and sanitation community development project in the Philippines.

Collegiate Challenge

Impact communities in the United States by signing up with four or more of your friends to organize a trip. You can serve during your spring break or another week during 2017. Opportunities for the spring and summer are posted online.

Discover other local volunteer opportunities at a Habitat affiliate near you.

For more information, visit the Learn and Build Experience frequently asked questions.


Email us with any questions at learnandbuild@habitat.org. Follow along with us on Twitter at  #LearnandBuild.