In November, the Abbotsleigh School sent a volunteer team of 16 (2 teachers and 14 students) to Fiji. The students worked side by side Vasenai and her family to help them build a safe and decent home that can also withstand disaster.
Whether for business or personal benefits, corporations and their workers are going hands-on in developing countries, writes Helen Hawkes.
Feeling inspired to give back and build a home for a family in need? Past Global Village volunteer, Alex shares her experience.
Sophie Cooke, Habitat for Humanity Australia’s Regional Program Manager for South Asia, shares her experience of volunteering and leading a Global Village team to Nepal last month to help with the disaster recovery efforts six months on from the devastating earthquakes.
On 20 July 2015, 135 leaders from Grant Thornton Australia travelled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to build homes for ten disadvantaged families as part of our Global Village program.
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Volunteering on a build site can be a bit of a shock to the system. If you don’t remember to look out for yourself, you might be spending your days recuperating in a hotel bed instead of building alongside your teammates.
Having trouble deciding what to pack for your upcoming Global Village build? We’re here to help! Here are some of our recommendations of what to bring with you and what to leave at home.
Want to know what it’s like to build a house in Nepal? Past volunteer, Sue, tells us about her experience in Nepal.
Thinking about volunteering and building in Vietnam? Sarah, our Global Village Coordinator looks back at her first build to Vietnam 5 years ago, and shares why volunteering in this beautiful country is sure to be an experience you won’t forget.