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Global Builders - Trip Information
How does it work?
Global Builders sends teams on international home-building trips. Some trips are made of open teams comprised of volunteers from around the country. Other trips are comprised of church or school groups who bring their own team. Either way, the trips are hosted by our trustworty Fuller Center covenant partners around the world, who love having volunteers join them in serving God by partnering with the poor.
The open teams are led by experienced, volunteer team leaders. The leader(s) invites and chooses participants through our web site and their own networks, which means that many open team members meet each other for the first time on the trip!
What will I do?
Catch a glimpse of your opportunities!
You'll take a one- to three-week trip to a location with an international Fuller Center covenant partner. You and your team will meet and work alongside partner families as you do physical labor in helping them build a decent home in which to live. We welcome skilled and unskilled workers alike!
In your free time, you can travel, sightsee, and experience a new culture. Alternatively, you can sign up as a virtual participant to have your airfare and trip fee sponsor local labor and materials in lieu of your traveling.
Where and when can I go?
Trips run year round, with the latest list always posted on our upcoming trips page. Learn more about each country by clicking on it below:
|Armenia||El Salvador||Haiti||India||Nepal||Nicaragua||Peru||Sri Lanka|
Additional possibilities include Ghana.
Who can join?
- We welcome volunteers ages 14+. Those 14-17 years of age must have a chaperone present on the trip. Minors attending Haiti trips must have a parent/guardian present.
- We are an ecumenical, Christian organization that welcome all groups and individuals who want to help.
- No foreign-language skills required.
- No construction skills required.
- Even those who want to stay home can join as a virtual participant! All our trips support local jobs and labor, but virtual participants take it even a step farther.
How much will it cost?
Participants can fundraise to help cover the cost of a trip, such as by building their own fundraising page.
The actual cost of the trip will vary depending on the location and length of the trip, among other factors. The costs listed below are estimates of what our fee would be, which includes food, lodging, ground transportation, insurance, and a donation to the local project, but not site-seeing or airfare. Propose a trip to let us help you develop a more precise estimate.
Sample trip lengths and costs:
Armenia - $1,500-1,800 (14 days)
El Salvador - $705-800 (7 days)
Ghana - $1,300-1,500 (10 days)
Haiti - $980-1200 (7 days)
India - $1400 - 1800 (14 days)
Nepal - $1100 - 1200 (12 days)
Nicaragua - $750 - 900 (7 days)
Peru - $850-1,000 (10 days)
Sri Lanka - $1,450-1650 (14 days)