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.
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
Working in outdoor activity camps, usually run by the YMCA, your overseas volunteering role will assist in activities like canoeing, mountain biking, bush walking, hut building and archery.
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 build new homes for people living in some of the poorest communities in Costa Rica. You’ll gain a unique insight into the local culture and discover the ’pura vida’ way of...
Do you love working outdoors? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with Construction and Outdoor placements across three continents!
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.
Go on, have it all... Travel and volunteer in the Andes, rainforest & Galapagos, getting stuck into wildlife & environment conservation and teaching indigenous tribes.
The main focus of this project is to bring educational facilities damaged by the typhoon back to working order as quickly as possible as well as looking after the local children.
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.
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?
Do you have a passion for helping communities? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience in three continents!
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.
Engage with some of the friendliest people in the world; learn about cultures and traditions on expedition in Tanzania.
We have over 150 volunteer teaching placements available for 2015-2016 in South America, South Pacific Islands, Africa and Asia.
Volunteer on inspirational projects in Tanzania to support water and sanitation projects in rural areas.
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!
Help with a number of worthwhile renovation and building programmes and the improvemnet of facilities in poor communities near the Thai-Myanmar (Burma) border.
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!
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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