Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village Program

An accomplished cabinetmaker in Lacombe, Alberta, Canada, Lyle Harrison owns and operates Wolf Creek Cabinets, which he established approximately 20 years ago. Lyle Harrison also supports a number of charitable causes in the Lacombe area, among them Habitat for Humanity, an organization that builds houses through a network of 1,500 local affiliates throughout the United States and abroad.

Among Habitat for Humanity’s numerous volunteer programs is the Global Village program, which provides the opportunity for individuals to construct affordable shelter in destinations around the world. Partnering with local communities, Global Village volunteers learn about poverty housing and Habitat’s mission to eradicate development challenges around the world. The transformative experience provides volunteers with ample opportunity for rest and free time while interacting extensively with the local culture.

Program costs vary depending on location, but each payment includes accommodation, food, and in-country transportation, as well as a donation to the host country’s Habitat for Humanity program.