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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 £1,850

Build Rocket Stoves in Tanzania

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Tanzania

Support women in rural communities & the environment in Tanzania through helping maintain and build rocket stoves to ensure they have fuel efficient cooking. Ideal for prospective engineers!

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from £1,899

Elephant Conservation, Teach & Community

Duration: from 6 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Cambodia

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 $829 USD

Build Homes in Costa Rica

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

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 £2,450

Teaching Placements

Duration: from 3 Months to 11 Months
Countries: China, Malawi, Ecuador, Argentina, Fiji

We have over 150 volunteer teaching placements available for 2015-2016 in South America, South Pacific islands, Africa and Asia.

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from £895

Building in Ghana

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Countries: Ghana

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 many other roles!

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from £1,029

Swaziland Building & Volunteering Project

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 4 Weeks
Countries: Swaziland

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.

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from $949 USD

Building with Communities in Kenya

Duration: from 1 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Countries: Kenya

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.

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from £149

Construction Volunteering

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Countries: Ghana

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 £699

Building for Communities in Thailand

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Countries: Thailand

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!

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from £749

Guatemala House Building Volunteers

Duration: from 2 Weeks
Countries: Guatemala

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.

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from £1,850

Provide access to education in Borneo

Duration: from 5 Weeks to 10 Weeks
Countries: Malaysia

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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from £810

Over 30's Teaching & Community Project

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 12 Weeks
Countries: South Africa

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!

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from £1,549

Costa Rica Experience

Duration: from 4 Weeks
Countries: Costa Rica

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!

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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 £795

Orphan Care & Teaching Project, Victoria Falls

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 8 Weeks
Countries: Zimbabwe

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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£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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from £1,686

Galapagos Conservation, Teaching & Adventure

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 and teaching indigenous tribes.

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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 communities of Costa Rica. As well as giving them a better standard of life, you will gain a unique insight into local culture.

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from £1,000

Raleigh 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 £995

Ghana Volunteering

Duration: from 2 Weeks to 12 Months
Countries: Ghana

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.

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