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Community Building Projects

Volunteer building projects are integral to some parts of the world so that everybody in the community has a roof over their heads and a place to call home. Many families in areas like Colombia, Cambodia, Ghana and Swaziland live in sub-standard housing with no running water or suitable sanitation. Children are denied an education because of the lack of schools and nurseries.  Teenagers turn to a life of crime because of the lack of community centres available. Abandoned children are forced to rough the outside conditions and risk being trafficked because of the lack of constructed orphanages. This is real life to a group of people whose lives you can drastically change with your time and help.

Most projects require volunteers to work 7 hours a day, 5 days a week, with weekends and evenings free to discover the area. Day to day tasks include, but are not limited to, digging trenches, laying foundations, erecting walls and roofs, building septic tanks, building rainwater harvest tanks, laying fabrics and more.

If you have an interest in construction, enquire about a volunteer building project on your gap year. No matter what your level of experience is you can help make a vital difference.

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from £1,029

Build homes for underprivileged children in Swaziland

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 4 Weeks
Countries: Swaziland

Although Swaziland is one of the smallest African countries it has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS and unemployment thus having a devastating effect on its people – many families have been left...

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from £1,850

Cultural exchange in Tanzania

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Tanzania

Engage with some of the friendliest people in the world; learn about cultures and traditions on expedition in Tanzania.

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from £1,000

International volunteering bursaries & funding

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Tanzania, Nicaragua, Malaysia, Costa Rica

Raleigh International offers bursaries worth up to £2,000 for its 5, 7 and 10 week expeditions to Borneo, Tanzania and Costa Rica & Nicaragua. Find out more about the Raleigh Bursary Award.

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from £1,850

Build rocket stoves in Tanzania

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Tanzania

Support girls and women in rural communities & the natural environment in Tanzania through fuel efficient cooking.

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£2,650

Outdoor Camps in Australia

Duration: from 5 Months to 11 Months
Countries: Australia

Working in outdoor activity camps, usually run by the YMCA your role will be to assist groups in activities such as canoeing, mountain biking, bush walking, hut building and archery to name a few.

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Building with underprivileged communities in Kenya

Duration: from 1 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Countries: Kenya

Flex those muscles and wok with impoverished communities in stunning Nakuru. You can help to give impoverished communities a brighter future building new homes and lending a hand with development...

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£1,549

Costa Rica Experience

Duration: from 4 Weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

Explore Costa Rica’s most incredible sights and get first-hand experience of local life! Take in everything from the Arenal Volcano to the idyllic Bocas del Toro islands and get ready for a truly...

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Provide safe water & sanitation in Tanzania

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Tanzania

Did you know? Only 54% of people in Tanzania have access to safe and sustainable water, falling to an unacceptably low 7% in rural areas. Shocked? It’s why we’re so committed to water projects.

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from £699

Building for communities in Thailand

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Countries: Thailand

Have the chance to really flex your muscles and put them to good use on this building project in the heart of Thailand knowing that at the end of it you will have been part of making a dream come true...

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from $1,050 USD

Community Development in the Beautiful Maldives

Duration: from 3 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Countries: Maldives

Would you like to apply your skillset to help develop a small tropical island community? Why not choose to do so in our lovely island community of Naifaru?

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from £749

Guatemala House Building Volunteers

Duration: from 2 Weeks
Countries: Guatemala

Help to change the lives of entire communities building homes in Guatemala. You can help to provide impoverished locals with safe and secure accommodation that will give them a better standard of...

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from £1,686

Galapagos Conservation + Teaching + Adventure Week

Duration: from 6 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Ecuador

Go on...have it all...Travel and volunteer in the Andes, rainforest & Galapagos.... getting stuck into wildlife & environment conservation, teaching indigenous tribes ...

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from £1,850

Inspire positive change this summer in Tanzania

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Tanzania

Tanzania, a country of smiling faces, warm hearts and stunning scenery; but where 90% of the population live on less than £1.50. Volunteer in this incredible country & help inspire positive change.

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Ultimate big cat encounter in South Africa

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 4 Weeks
Countries: South Africa

Help to hand-rear young cubs across the cat species, assist with important research, nurse sick animals back to health and play a vital role in saving the cheetah from extinction at his fantastic big...

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from £1,350

Orphan Community Care Project

Duration: from 4 Weeks to 3 Months
Countries: Malawi

Say NO to Orphan Voluntourism! Help build feeding centres and educational facilities that keep orphans and vulnerable children in their communities, close to extended family and support networks.

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Build homes for underprivileged children in Swaziland

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 4 Weeks
Countries: Swaziland

Although Swaziland is one of the smallest African countries it has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS and unemployment thus having a devastating effect on its people – many families have been left...

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from £529

Costa Rica House Building Volunteers

Duration: from 1 Weeks to 8 Weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

Help to build new homes for people living in some of the poorest rural communities of Costa Rica. As well as giving underprivileged communities a better standard of life, you will gain a unique...

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from $270 USD

Volunteer in Colombia with International Volunteer HQ

Duration: from 1 Weeks to 6 Months
Countries: Colombia

International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ), the world’s most affordable international volunteer organisation, offers a range of volunteer projects in Colombia, including Teaching, Childcare, Elderly...

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from £1,650

Kenya Water Relief Sand Damn Project

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 5 Weeks
Countries: Kenya

Volunteer on this pioneering project working alongside energetic community self-help groups to bring water to this extremely dry region. Then take on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro!

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from £500

Construction Project and Explore South India

Duration: from 1 Weeks to 2 Weeks
Countries: India

If you like to get your hands dirty then this project is for you! Help renovate classrooms,build a toilet or even a rainwater harvest tank. Interact with locals and get an authentic experience of...

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