Every year since 1984, former US president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jimmy Carter has donated one week of his time – and his building skills – to Habitat. Each year, he and his wife Rosalynn lead a major volunteer building event that attracts thousands of volunteers. Usually the event takes place in the USA one year and overseas the next. The 26th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project is scheduled to take place in November 2009, in sites in Thailand, southwestern China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.