Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village trips offer participants the unique privilege to become active partners with people of another culture. Team members work alongside members of the host community and get to know another culture in a way very few can.
In April 2010 our affiliate lead a Global Village trip to build three homes in La Penita de Jaltemba in Nayarit, on the western coast of Mexico. In April 2011 our affiliate led another trip to the western coast of Mexico to build five homes with hardworking families. In April 2012, a team built homes in Oaxaca, Mexico.
The trips are led by a Habitat volunteer from Jackson. Orientation, domestic transportation, simple accommodations, traditional/regional meals, cultural activities, and insurance are all included in the trip fee. Airfare and R & R activities are not included.
Day 1:Greeted at airport by Leaders and Habitat staff Transported to host affiliate Team Dinner
Day 2: Orientation and Welcome
Day 3-7: Work Days
- Breakfast before traveling to jobsite
- Build 8am – 4pm with lunch on site
- Free time after work to clean up
- Dinner of traditional regional food
- Team activities
Day 8: Free Day & Final Team Dinner
Day 9: Departure Day
Special events during the week: cultural experiences with host program including traditional dance, agricultural and architectural tours, traditional food preparation etc., and farewell dinner.
For information on future Global Village Trips or to sign up for this April, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Village opportunities also exist in the United States. We have hosted one Global Village group here in Jackson Hole, and look forward to working with more groups in the future. Contact email@example.com for information about leading a Global Village group to Jackson Hole.