Want to see the world in a whole new light? The Fuller Center’s Global Builders get to see the real world off the beaten path, immersing themselves in different cultures for 1-2 weeks and truly getting to know people from different lands — all while making a difference in their lives by helping families build safe, decent homes.
You can join a team of soon-to-be friends or bring your own group — either way, it’s a mission trip that will change your life, too. Click one of the buttons below to get started or keep scrolling down to learn more!
Why Global Builders?
1. Affordable – it’s about people. Beyond just building homes, our goal is to engage people. Trips are open to skilled and unskilled, young and old. Costs are kept low so trips are as accessible as possible. You can even use our fundraising pages to cover your entire trip fee!
2. Quality of experience. We’ve helped over 300 teams and 3,750 volunteers travel the world, where they interact in the community and work directly with partner families. Our best proof that it works? Over 80% of our groups return for future trips.
3. Sustainable impact. The community leads; we support. Building homes through empowering local leadership creates generational-level change. A dry, healthy home has been proven to improve education and preventative health care. Each trip is also designed to create local jobs and support the local economy.
4. It’s a beautiful world. We provide personalized attention to help each team get the experience it’s seeking. Each Team Leader has the opportunity to include certain R&R opportunities that explore fascinating cultures and God’s beautiful earth.
5. This trip will bless you. Discover meaning in life, grow closer to God, build team spirit, and make a difference in the world. Change the world while changing yourself!
Among Our Most Popular Destinations:
Armenia is a beautiful, mountainous land rich in culture and history. It is steeped in religious heritage as the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion. It also is home of Mount Ararat, where the Bible says Noah’s Ark came to rest after the Great Flood. You might want to bring a little Miles Davis because Armenians have a great affinity for jazz music. Unfortunately, many Armenian families live in metal shipping containers or homes left unfinished when the economy hit a downturn. Learn more!
Ghana is known today for the friendliness of its people, the warm welcome given to visitors and its cultural uniqueness and identity. Ghana stands as a stable, peace-loving nation that is the perfect introduction to a fascinating and beautiful continent. We are currently helping to launch a new community in the Agomeda area near the outskirts of Accra, with the first seven houses already under way. You’ll love working side by side with locals where you’ll form lifelong bonds and memories. Learn more!
Though the country has a history of suffering, which was greatly exacerbated by the devastating 2010 earthquake, its people maintain an indomitable spirit. We are proud of the work we did in helping to build over 150 simple as a response to the earthquake. However, we are now focusing on long-term development issues rather than disaster response. With a new project in northern Haiti in the town of Pignon, we are building homes that families pay forward on terms that they can afford — a no-profit and no-interest loan. Learn more!
The fishing village of Las Penitas, Nicaragua is a study in contrasts. Smiling children laugh and play during the day and lay their heads to rest in flimsy, unsafe shacks at night. Fishermen and workers struggle mightily to feed and house their families, yet offer you food and even the shirts off their backs. It’s a place you’ll want to work, bringing more joy to those who laugh and smile easily. And, you’ll love having the opportunity to work side by side with these hard-working families to help provide them a safe, decent place to call home. Learn more!
Working in the village of La Florida, you’ll be surrounded by the beautiful foothills of the Andes mountains. On days off, teams can choose from a relaxing horseback ride, visiting ancient ruins, strolling open-air markets, or even boating the gorgeous Ballestas Islands. After your time with us, many participants have found the legendary ruins of Machu Picchu an easy trip. Come offer a helping hand to these hard-working rural families as they move from thin houses of sticks to solid houses of bricks. Learn more!