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Global Village Team Leaders

Lead A Global Village Build Team

Behind every successful Global Village experience is a capable and knowledgeable team leader. As a team leader, you don’t just help Habitat create a better world – you help your team members reflect and grow from their experience on the Habitat build site. 


Team leaders work closely with Habitat staff and inspire more people to be an advocate for Habitat's mission of giving every person a safe and secure place to live. 

Why Be a Team Leader

Can't find a Global Village team that matches your dates and/or preferred build location? Customize own build trip by starting a team.

As a Global Village team leader, you will:

  • Decide on trip details like dates, build country and how many building days 

  • Be trained on everything you need to know about planning for and managing team, as well as budgeting

  • Understand the complexities of poverty in different countries and learn how different Habitat offices around the world operate

  • Stand up as an advocate and representative of an international non-profit organisation

  • Be a part of our global community of volunteer leaders from around the world

Who We're Looking For

Potential team leaders should have the following traits:


  • at least 25 years old

  • have a personal connection with Habitat's work & mission in giving families a place to call home

  • have good administrative, time management and organisation skills

  • love working with people from all backgrounds and managing team dynamics

  • can commit time and effort for team recruitment and fundraising

  • love learning about other cultures and interacting with locals in the community

  • willing to learn and work with Habitat for Humanity to make the trip successful and memorable



Closed teams refers to private teams. These can be corporate, school or personal (friends & family) teams.


For closed teams, team leaders DO NOT need to have prior Global Village building experience.


Team leaders will be responsible for:

  • Recruiting ALL members of the team. Closed teams will not be listed for recruitment on our website.

  • Close teams will have to pay the minimum team contribution if they are unable to hit minimum team size.

Open teams refers to teams that are partially or fully open to members from the public.


For open teams, team leaders MUST have volunteered for at least 1 Global Village build before.


Team leaders will be responsible for:

  • Recruiting as many members as possible. Habitat will support recruitment efforts to fill remaining slots on the team. Open teams will be listed on our website.

  • Open teams need to be meet the minimum team size at least 1 month before the trip date. A team that is unable to meet the minimum team size will have to postpone or cancel their trip.

Step-By-Step Guide on Creating Your Own Global Village Team
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Email us at with the following details:


1. Build country 2. Preferred trip dates 3. No. of members you can recruit for your team



Start your team recruitment.


For open teams, Habitat SG will support recruitment to fill up remaining slots on the team.



Arrange a date for a team briefing about at least 2 weeks before the build trip. 

All remaining payments will need to be submitted.



Habitat Singapore will check on the hosting country's availability during your preferred dates.

Build location & trip dates will be adjusted if necessary.



Team leaders to ensure members sign waiver forms & pay trip deposits to confirm their slot on the team. 

Teams also have the option to start fundraising campaigns.



During the trip, team leaders will be the main liaison with Habitat host coordinator in build country.

Have fun on your trip!



Once trip details are confirmed, team leaders will sign an agreement. 


Agreement covers T&Cs, Code of Conduct, etc.



Team leaders to coordinate booking of flight tickets & hotel accomodation.



Habitat-recommended hotels can be provided on request. 



Provide any feedback after the trip to help Habitat improve the volunteer experience of our Global Village programme.

"I've led GV teams because I've wanted to go to the various countries and in the time of my choice, it's as practical as that!"


"I personally like to go on GV as a way to remain rooted in life -- so GVs have taught me a lot -- on how to humble and also be accommodating of how other cultures and societies do things. Habitat's impact on me is that it keeps me grounded, and is a good reminder on how to be humane."

Sharon Cheah
Team leader for 4 GV Builds

"I always like to learn and I thought being a team leader in volunteer work, I could learn something new, and inspire and influence others to do the same. I started late but it is better than never start at all and I am happy so far on my achievements." 

Andrew Seow
Team leader for 2 GV Builds
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How can I find out more?

Attend GV Team Leader Training!
When: Thursday, 27 June 2019 from 6.30pm to 8pm
Where: Habitat for Humanity Singapore's office
            56 Lorong 23 Geylang, Century Technology Building #05-00 (S)388381
            Find us opposite Aljunied MRT Station!
Topics to be covered:
  • Background about Habitat for Humanity
  • How our Global Village programme works
  • Team leader roles & responsibilities
  • Getting started on creating your build team
  • Fundraising 101
  • Safety protocols
  • Q&A
Training is free for registration! Please feel free to bring your own dinner. Sign up here now!
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