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Every Volunteer makes a Difference.
More than 800,000 families in Sri Lanka have no place to call home. You can help us change that!
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Habitat for Humanity. Thousands of volunteers around the world join hands with Habitat for Humanity each year, working towards a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Global Village is Habitat for Humanity’s international volunteer program which brings together people from all walks of life to build and improve homes, and to contribute to the health and well-being of communities in need across the world.

Volunteers build alongside community members and families, offering a hand up out of poverty. Through the experience, volunteers deepen their own understanding of housing and poverty issues and of other cultures, while making a lasting impact through their financial, emotional and physical contribution that continues long after the team returns home.
Global Village in Sri Lanka
lobal Village Volunteers are given the opportunity to get hands-on experience of uplifting lives while assisting low-income families to build their homes by providing volunteer labour. GV teams join Habitat Sri Lanka’s ongoing homebuilding projects around the country and add quality to the homeowners experience as well as their own. The participation of volunteers fosters a sense of community, encouraging more people to participate in builds as volunteers.

Not only do volunteers assist in building safe, decent homes for families but their fundraising efforts and donations help ensure more families can have a brighter future. Volunteers’ program donations enable Habitat to build community impact-one of our strategic plan goals-by serving more families and transforming communities. Habitat homeowners and their family members who work on their own homes are, in turn, inspired to help others. This promotes mutual respect, improves community cohesion and strengthens the fabric of society. Thanks to our dedicated Global Village volunteers we have been able to change the lives of so many families across Sri Lanka this year. Global Village teams bring invaluable support to the communities they visit, and as a result for their generosity with time and donations; more homes are able to be built each year.

In 2018 volunteers from 08 countries traveled to Sri Lanka through Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village Program to support the vision and mission of Habitat Sri Lanka. Thank you to each volunteer for their generosity, commitment, hard work and time spent supporting the vision and mission of Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka. Your support is life changing.

For more information on Global Village volunteer opportunities, email volunteer@habitatsrilanka.org
Global Village Volunteer Handbook
Everything you need to know about volunteering your time with Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka can be found in our Volunteer Handbook.
How you make a difference
  • A 12-member team working 32 hours a week can provide all the unskilled labour to complete an entire house.
  • Short-term volunteers who haul water and mix cement decrease fatigue on paid skilled labour allowing for a more efficient build.
  • The participation of volunteers fosters a sense of community, encouraging more people to participate in builds as volunteers.
  • The knowledge that people care and are willing to give their time to help, adds to the motivation of these communities.


Youth Rebuild February - March 2022 Negombo, Sri Lanka
Power Women Build March - April 2022 Negombo, Sri Lanka
Heritage Build July - August 2022 Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka


Be a part of this life-changing journey

By volunteering on a Global Village Build, you will help to ensure that another family has a decent place to live.

Register your interest today!