Do you love to travel but want to be more than a tourist?

Do you want to "travel with a purpose"?

We invite you to join Paterson Habitat's "Travel with a Purpose" (TWAP) volunteer team and build decent, affordable shelter in a local and world destinations alongside members of the host community. Each trip itinerary is balanced with work, rest, and cultural experiences. No construction experience is necessary. TWAP trips are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something truly meaningful, discover a new culture and new friends, and learn some new things about yourself, too. 


February 2017: Gulf Coast

Since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita made landfall in late 2005 Habitat for Humanity has built, rehabbed and repaired more than 6,000 homes.

The Gulf Coast region is still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Gulf Coast affiliates continue to build houses in the hurricane-affected areas as part of Habitat’s long-term program―the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Recovery Effort. 

Paterson Habitat has returned to the Gulf Coast year after year to help with these efforts. 
Join us on our next trip in February of 2017.  More details to follow.

Email trips@patersonhabitat.org if you are interested in joining the team.


September 2017: Kenya

Paterson Habitat has a long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity Kenya, and has made several volunteer trips to the country, in addition to sending over $600,000 to build several hundred homes.  Since its inception in 1982 Habitat for Humanity Kenya (HFHK) has worked with more than 10,000 families, in 250 communities across more than 10 regions in the country.

HFHK aims not only to build homes, but also to empower their community and the next generation of Kenyans.  One way they make this possible is through working to improve access to education.  Children often have to walk many kilometers over multiple hours to reach their school and this can lead to high dropout rates.  HFHK is currently constructing a school in the community of Laikipia to reduce the distance that community children have to travel to get to class.  Paterson Habitat volunteer will be assisting in the construction of affordable housing in this community, which will further improve the lives of the families in this region. 

Email trips@patersonhabitat.org if you are interested in more information.