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Volunteer Overseas

Volunteer Building Projects Abroad

Volunteers on Projects Abroad Building programme in Ghana

Some of the most important work that needs to be done in developing communities is setting up basic infrastructure. Helping communities through building lays a foundation that will allow locals to continue with your efforts even after your volunteer work abroad has ended.

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Building volunteers can work in a variety of destinations contributing to all types of sustainable projects. Whether you want to experience rural life in Ghana or a big city in South Africa, there are different options for you to get the most out of your building work.

Volunteering on a Building Project Overseas

Volunteer Construction Work

Volunteer building is great for everyone aged 15 to 75+ These projects are for volunteers who are on summer holidays, a gap year from your education, or taking a career break and they run all year round. You don’t need any previous building experience, though you should be physically fit and willing to work hard in order to partake on these projects.

Our building projects really allow volunteers to be immersed in the host community. Volunteers work with locals to make sure these projects get completed and match the needs of the people they’re benefitting.

You may find that the way you’re used to working on building projects back home can be very different from this experience; the materials used are often more simple and there can be limited tools for construction. Additionally, work schedules may vary due to a hot or rainy climate, so a flexible attitude and a willingness to get involved when needed is essential.

Donal Egan, Building volunteer in Ghana"It was hands on, dirty and often tough but all the more rewarding for it, and I would happily do it again. The work ranged from making mortar and bricks, to building foundations, floors, walls, windows, doors and roofs, and with the process being so quick, it never felt like a dull day on site."

Donal Egan
Building volunteer in Ghana

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