Green Building - Austin, TX
Trip cost: US$1,580
Join this eight-day Global Village volunteer trip building new homes and rehabbing existing homes in Austin, Texas.
Partner with Austin Habitat for Humanity as they start new home construction and rehab homes through their Neighborhood Revitalization projects. You will learn about the needs of the area, witness the impact of your work and build alongside the future homeowners.
During the day, you will build with your team and then spend your evenings soaking up the local culture and cuisine. You will visit the Texas Capitol and enjoy a unique experience taking part in a bat cruise.
Global Village sends volunteers to build with Habitat for Humanity projects across the world. Get your hands dirty on the work site, meet families whose housing situations have been improved with Habitat’s help, experience the area like an insider and do it all alongside a team of like-minded volunteers. No experience is required! This build is your next step with Habitat to make the world a better place.
Program donation and fundraising
Of the cost, 45 percent is a direct contribution to Habitat’s work, and the rest covers your volunteer experience.
You may fundraise or give the program donation. Fundraising is as easy as telling your friends, family and co-workers about why you build with Habitat for Humanity. They may even ask to join the team! We set you up with a great website and coaching for success.
Volunteers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal over the minimum. Every donation you raise keeps Habitat building after your team returns home and helps us serve another family.
- Day 1: Traveling. Join us in Austin, Texas! Your Habitat leader will greet you at the airport and take you to meet your teammates.
- Day 2: Exploration. Learn about Habitat’s ongoing work in the community and then visit the state Capitol.
- Day 3-6: Build. Our local, skilled construction teams will lead you through daily build projects. After work, the team will have time for excursions, rest and reflection.
- Day 7: Build and celebrate. Spend the day on the build site followed by a farewell dinner.
- Day 8: Goodbyes. Continue your journey in Texas independently or head home.
Meals and accommodations
This is a team experience. You will be sharing rooms in safe, comfortable hotel. All meals, snacks and water will be provided for the team.
Types of work for volunteers
Some of the tasks include framing, roofing and siding. All tools and construction site materials will be provided by the affiliate.
We will connect you with a team leader within two business days. The team leader will tell you more about the build and learn about you. After speaking with the team leader, donate or fundraise your deposit to secure your spot on the team. The team leader will help you prepare and lead you during the trip.
Have a question?
Your team leader, Chris Sebilia, would love to tell you more about trip! Email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.