SCA selects staff to volunteer overseas location and work together in building secure and affordable homes in disadvantaged areas.
Habitat for Humanity Australia is part of Habitat for Humanity, an international not-for-profit organisation founded in Georgia, United States in 1976. Habitat focuses on building homes and communities to support their vision of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Worldwide, they have helped more than 13.2 million people obtain safe and decent housing.
A vital part of Habitat’s work in Australia is participating in the Global Village program, an international volunteering program that offers an exciting opportunity for volunteers travel to destinations off the beaten track, learn about different cultures, and really make a difference to communities in need. Habitat also assists families domestically through its state-based Home Building Programs, which sees disadvantaged families partnering with Habitat in the construction of their home, and the Brush with Kindness Program, a “backyard-blitz” style program that utilises teams of volunteers to conduct landscaping and minor repairs to the exterior of homes of disadvantaged, disabled or socially isolated people. Habitat has built more than 140 homes in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia and has helped over 1,000 people through the Brush with Kindness program.
Habitat for Humanity Australia believes a decent home provides much more than bricks and mortar. It provides the foundation for the future, giving families the opportunity to be healthier, happier and more secure.