The Hawaii Village Build program supports the mission of Habitat for Humanity by providing cross-cultural experiences, mobilizing volunteers, building sustainable relationships, and generating resources that create long-term advocates for affordable housing.
In 1989, Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), launched an international program called Global Village (GV) after recognizing the need for a formal program to organize, coordinate, and manage groups of volunteers who wanted to visit and work alongside affiliates worldwide. The creation of Global Village would ensure teams were traveling domestically and internationally with common objectives and meeting HFHI’s minimum standards for hosting visiting work teams. Many volunteers came to Hawaii through GV, attracted by Hawaii’s unique culture, geographic location, climate, and construction techniques.
Since December 2018, HFHI discontinued the Global Village program in the US, impacting affiliates’ funding and ability to build capacity throughout communities in Hawaii.
In January 2020, Hawaii Habitat for Humanity Association, Inc. (Hawaii Habitat), the State Support Organization, partnered with local Habitat affiliates to launch their own travel and build program, Hawaii Village Build, to address the need for volunteers.
You can make a difference. Lead a team of your colleagues, congregation members, fellow students, or friends on a team-building adventure for a good cause.
Volunteer with an existing Hawaii Village Build trip. View available trips, join a team, and find out more about being an HVB volunteer.
Choose to make a financial donation to an HVB team of your choice.