Global Builders

Short-Term Volunteer Trips to Build Homes with Families around the World

See the real world off the beaten path as you immerse yourself in a different culture, all while partnering in a thoughtful way with the world's poor. 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.

Why Global Builders

Focused on People

Affordable

Quality Experience

More than building houses, discover meaning in life, grow closer to God, build team spirit, and change the world while changing yourself.

We strive to keep costs low while still contributing significantly to the community. You can even use our fundraising pages to cover your entire trip fee!

It’s not 5-star hotels, but it’s meaningful service with real families. We don’t do make-work. No wonder over 80% of our groups return for future trips.

Sustainable Impact

Locally Driven

Personalized Attention

A dry, healthy and permanent home has been proven to improve health and education outcomes. Our pay-it-forward model gives dignity and sustainability to the process. Learn more about our impact.

We work where we’re invited, supporting local initiatives. All projects are led by locals. Each trip is designted to create local jobs and support their economy.

We love our volunteers and help each team get the experience it’s seeking. Each Team Leader has the opportunity to include certain R&R opportunities. 

  • Focused on People

More than building houses, discover meaning in life, grow closer to God, build team spirit, and change the world while changing yourself.

  • Affordable

We strive to keep costs low while still contributing significantly to the community. You can even use our fundraising pages to cover your entire trip fee!

  • Quality Experience

It’s not 5-star hotels, but it’s meaningful service with real families. No wonder over 80% of our groups return for future trips.

  • Sustainable impact

A dry, healthy and permanent home has been proven to improve health and education outcomes. Our pay-it-forward model gives dignity and sustainability to the process. Learn more about our impact.

  • Locally driven

We work where we’re invited, supporting local initiatives. All projects are led by locals. Each trip is designted to create local jobs and support their economy.

  • Personalized Attention

We love our volunteers and help each team get the experience it’s seeking. Each Team Leader has the opportunity to include certain R&R opportunities. 

Featured Destinations

Ghana
Known for the warm welcome given to visitors and as a stable, peace-loving and English-speaking nation that is the perfect introduction to a fascinating and beautiful continent.
Haiti

Though the country has a history of suffering, its people maintain an indomitable spirit. We were invited to northern Haiti to build off of other long-term efforts to improve life there.

Peru
At the beautiful foothills of the Andes mountains, come offer a helping hand to  hard-working rural families as they move from thin houses of sticks to solid houses of bricks.
Thailand
Volunteers love the friendly, small-town atmosphere of Lampang, where you’ll meet sweet families living in basic structures with wooden walls and dirt floors that are sadly inadequate for modern living.

More Opportunities

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Armenia
Bolivia
El Salvador
India
Nepal
Nicaragua
Papua New Guinea
Puerto Rico
South Africa
Sri Lanka