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.
Swaziland is one of the smallest African countries it has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS and unemployment. Help this project as it strives to build decent shelters for children to live in.
Help with a number of worthwhile renovation and building programmes and the improvemnet of facilities in poor communities near the Thai-Myanmar (Burma) border.
Volunteer on inspirational projects in Tanzania to support water and sanitation projects in rural areas.
Flex those muscles and work with impoverished communities in Nakuru. You can help to give communities a brighter future building new homes and lending a hand with development projects.
Support women in rural communities & the environment in Tanzania through helping maintain and build rocket stoves to ensure they have fuel efficient cooking.
Go on, have it all... Travel and volunteer in the Andes, rainforest & Galapagos, getting stuck into wildlife & environment conservation and teaching indigenous tribes.
Work alongside the local team of builders and carpenters to build schools and community buildings and build hand washing facilities to help improve the health of the tropical community
Help to build houses for some of Guatemala’s poorest families, you will change their lives forever, block by block, house by house.
Tanzania, a country of warm hearts and stunning scenery; but where 90% of the population live on less than £1.50. Volunteer in this incredible country & help with sustainable development.
Come and volunteer in the beautiful town of Victoria Falls and gain a unique insight into local Zimbabwean culture while making a positive impact in the lives of this spirited community!
Help to hand-rear young cubs across the cat species, assist with research, nurse sick animals back to health and play a vital role in saving the cheetah from extinction at this big cat project!
Whether you’re an experienced builder or you just want to pitch in, work closely with Costa Rican families as you help them to build a home that will give them more shelter and really improve their...
Have the chance to really flex your muscles on this building project in the heart of Thailand. You will have been part of making a dream come true when they move into their new home!
Join our community volunteering placement in the friendliest nation in Africa. Our Ghana project is the perfect destination for both first time travellers and experienced explorers.
Help to change the lives of entire communities by building homes in Guatemala. You can help to provide locals with safe and secure accommodation that will give them a better standard of life.
Help to build new homes for people living in some of the poorest communities of Costa Rica. As well as giving them a better standard of life, you will gain a unique insight into local culture.
Volunteer in Cambodia in the expanding city of Siem Reap and offer your skills to a variety of NGO’s aiming to improve life for those in the poorest provinces who desperately need support.
Volunteer on building work in Ghana’s growing education system. Help with the construction of schools, centres & education facilities that will benefit the local community.
Having access to a education is fundamental in Borneo as it means children can reach the minimum standard of reading and writing required for them to enter the education system in Malaysia.
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