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.
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!
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.
Volunteer on inspirational projects in Tanzania to support water and sanitation projects in rural areas.
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.
Travel and volunteer amongst ancient temples, idyllic beaches & paddy fields. Help with elephant conservation, teach art & deliver life changing community projects to remote villages.
Explore Costa Rica’s most incredible sights and get experience of local life! See everything from the Arenal Volcano to the idyllic Bocas del Toro islands and get ready for a true adventure!
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!
Remember 2015? It was THE YEAR that you did something extraordinary.
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.
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.
Help to build houses for some of Guatemala’s poorest families, you will change their lives forever, block by block, house by house.
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!
We have over 150 volunteer teaching placements available for 2015-2016 in South America, South Pacific Islands, Africa and Asia.
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.
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.
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...
Change the lives of people in a rural community through teaching, building projects and sustainability initiatives while living in the heart of a Big 5 game reserve!
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?
Help with a number of worthwhile renovation and building programmes and the improvemnet of facilities in poor communities near the Thai-Myanmar (Burma) border.
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.