Habitat for Humanity Vacations

by Anne Flannery

Aug 11, 2018

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers © Texas A&M | Flickr

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With all of the vacation trends possible to try, including the new, productive crafting staycation, it is easy to forget some old standbys like volunteering. Sometimes this process can become nebulous and you are not able to see the fruits of your labor, so to speak, but there are also options that include working together with a team to accomplish a definitive task. Habitat for Humanity has just these sorts of opportunities.

The task of building homes for those in need is immensely satisfying and this organization offers a lot of different ways for you to participate. If global travel is something you are interested in, check out the projects available at Global Village. These experiences are designed to immerse you in a new cultural context while giving back to your host country.

Other options are geared toward women and veterans. Women Build has been around since 1991 and brings together women to learn or contribute construction skills to bolster communities, including their own. There are also youth and veteran programs that work to instill not only an appreciation of community, but serviceable skills and a community of support through volunteerism. If national or international community building is something you are after, explore this opportunity.


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