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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 $450 USD

Bring Hope to a Community Through Education from Preschool to Vocational Skills Development

Duration: from 1 Weeks to 4 Weeks

Come and enjoy working alongside a community, helping them to develop their own project, a preschool that caters for the orphaned and vulnerable of that community and a skills development centre to...

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from $270 USD

Volunteer in Colombia with International Volunteer HQ

Duration: from 1 Weeks to 6 Months

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 £500

Construction Project and Explore South India

Duration: from 1 Weeks to 2 Weeks

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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£2,650

Outdoor Camps in Australia

Duration: from 5 Months to 11 Months

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

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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from £749

Guatemala House Building Volunteers

Duration: from 2 Weeks

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 £1,650

Kenya Water Relief Sand Damn Project

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 5 Weeks

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 $1,050 USD

Community Development in the Beautiful Maldives

Duration: from 3 Weeks to 12 Weeks

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 £1,000

International volunteering bursaries & funding

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks

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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Build homes for underprivileged families in Costa Rica

Duration: from 1 Weeks to 8 Weeks

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...

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from £1,850

Provide access to education in Borneo

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks

Having access to a kindergarten 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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£1,899

Elephant conservation, teach + community

Duration: from 6 Weeks to 10 Weeks

Travel and volunteer amongst ancient temples, idyllic beaches & paddy fields. Help with elephant conservation, teach art + deliver life changing community projects to remote villages.

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from £795

Orphan Care and Teaching Project, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 8 Weeks

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!

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from £149

Construction Volunteering in Ghana

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 12 Weeks

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.

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from £1,850

Build rocket stoves in Tanzania

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks

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

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£810

Over 30's Rural Teaching and Community Project, Thanda Game Reserve South Africa

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 12 Weeks

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! You’ll also get plenty of...

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from £699

Building for communities in Thailand

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 12 Weeks

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 £1,350

Orphan Community Care Project

Duration: from 4 Weeks to 3 Months

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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from £895

Building in Ghana

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 12 Weeks

Volunteer with a team of local builders and carpenters whilst experiencing life in a rural tropical village in West Africa.Get involved in charity projects and with other roles such as child care,...

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from £1,029

Build homes for underprivileged children in Swaziland

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 4 Weeks

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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