Each time a Habitat house is built with a family in Durham, a house is sponsored for an equally deserving family in Honduras. Habitat affiliates nationwide are asked to "tithe" 10% to fund Habitat for Humanity's Global Village work abroad.
Twice each year, 20 Durham Habitat staff and volunteers travel to Honduras to participate in the building process. On these 10-day trips, volunteers work alongside future homeowners and local volunteers.
During these trips, we provide tangible, hands-on help for our Honduran brothers and sisters, while developing amazing relationships that transcend cultural and language barriers. The work can be rigorous – mixing cement by hand, digging trenches for foundations, moving boulders or cinder block, laying blocks to build the walls – but teamwork makes the labor fun.
In addition to working, we also take time to get to know our corner of Honduras. We visit a couple of very special orphanages and a local school that we have adopted, a coffee processing plant, and Copan Ruins, the most well preserved Mayan ruins in the world.
Volunteer with us in Honduras
To join our awesome trips to Honduras, contact trip leader Margaret Rubiera. The volunteer trip costs approximately $1,800 each year (including airfare), but scholarships may be available for those who need assistance.