The International Volunteer Program is a program of Habitat for Humanity International that has been designed to engage people globally in our mission of eliminating poverty housing. Volunteer opportunities may become available in the following participating countries: Argentina, Armenia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ireland, India, Kenya and Tanzania. Please visit the website to find out which positions are still open for application. You can apply for a specific international volunteer position by downloading and mailing or faxing in the application found on the HFHI website: www.habitat.org/ivp/opps When applying please be sure to specify the position number, and include a copy of current resume and a copy of current, valid passport. We do not currently offer non-specific positions. The positions come from direct requests and needs that our Habitat offices have internationally. For general construction volunteers, they rely mainly on local volunteers. If you are interested in this type of volunteer experience, I suggest you look at the Global Village program which organizes 1-3 week trips for groups of individuals to travel to another country and help construct Habitat houses. The website is www.habitat.org/gv in case you are interested. Our “special project” volunteers can work on projects and programs for an average of six months at Habitat offices ranging from finance, specialized construction, communications and resource development to training, volunteer coordination and a variety of other areas. The construction positions that arise in the IVP are usually specialized positions requiring previous or even professional construction experience. Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat for Humnaity International invites all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. Relevant staff/volunteers are CRB checked. VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Occasionally we have opportunities for virtual volunteers to help with translation of documents, editing and research projects.