Volunteer with Habitat

Discover how you can volunteer with Habitat and make a tangible difference in the lives of low-income families in Sri Lanka.




Every Volunteer makes a Difference.

More than 800,000 families in Sri Lanka have no place to call home.

You can help us change that!

How to Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Volunteering is a life-changing experience and a tangible way to make a real impact.

Discover how you can join an upcoming trip as an individual, form a team of your own and volunteer with your organisation, school or church.

Volunteer with your Organization

Volunteering with Habitat is an excellent teambuilding activity. Join us for a customized Corporate Team Build where you and your teammates can give back together.

Volunteer with your School

Are you looking for a meaningful way to give back to society with your school friends? Join our Schools Build and build a home for a family in need with your friends.

Volunteer with your Church

Organize a Faith Build with Habitat as your next youth group or church outing. You will contribute towards transforming lives.

Why Volunteer with Habitat?

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Habitat for Humanity. Over the past 20 years, time and again Habitat volunteers have shown their passion and commitment to supporting and empowering local communities in Sri Lanka, by building homes for some of the most vulnerable families in the country. The recent ranking of Sri Lanka as the number one country in the world by participation in volunteer time (The World Giving Index 2019), is testament to this.

From teenagers to retirees, we meet people from all walks of life who have the heart to contribute talents and time to Habitat. Regardless of the “why” they volunteer, every Habitat homeowner, volunteer and staff member has one thing in common. We all love the work — and the reward. Knowing that you have contributed towards uplifting the lives of families in need


Due to the prevailing Global Pandemic, Habitat for Humanity International has suspended all volunteer builds untill the end of 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. We look forward to recommencing our volunteer program in 2021, please check back periodically for updates on upcoming Volunteer Build events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have some questions about volunteering with us?

Contact us on volunteer@habitatsrilanka.org

for any other questions on how to volunteer with us.


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Rebuild 2021

In celebration of International Women’s Day a Youth Rebuild is being planned in March 2020. Youth volunteers between the agead of 15-35 from schools, universities, church groups and organizations should register their interest to participate in this event.


Meet some of our Volunteers

Habitat Sri Lanka truly acted as the pioneers in sparking the change in more than 100 delegates of ‘The International Model UN’ through the TIMUN Youth Build held in September 2019. Volunteering with Habitat we had the opportunity to be agents of change. We were fortunate to witness the tangible change that Habitat Sri Lanka created in the lives of over 30 visually impaired families in Negombo. Gulzar Ahmed, 2019

The International Model United Nations

I have volunteered twice with Habitat Sri Lanka. Both volunteer builds were organized perfectly. It was evident how much thought and care was put into the safety and comfort of the volunteers and the Habitat representatives were incredibly kind and helpful which made working with Habitat better than I could’ve ever imagined. Seeing the smiles on the faces of the home partners as they thanked us for our hard work was truly heartwarming and rewarding. Mandini Gunasekara

Fulbright Commission

“Knowledge is of no use if it’s not put into action” and Habitat for Humanity did just that. It taught us unity, equality, and most importantly respect. Working with my team was a wonderful experience and memory that will never fade.

Aysha Rifam, 2019

Ilmah International Girls School

Volunteer Testimonials

Stories shared by Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka’s International and Local volunteers on their experience volunteering to construct homes for families in need across Sri Lanka.

Read our volunteer stories

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with families and communities, to eliminate sub-standard housing.