You can do volunteer building whether you’re 8 or 80! 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.
Some of the most important work that needs to be done in developing communities is the construction of basic infrastructure. Helping communities in this way lays a foundation that allows them to continue with building efforts even after your volunteer work has ended, ensuring that projects are sustainable and aid development.
Our building projects really allow volunteers to be immersed in the local community. Volunteers stay with a host family and work with community members and organisations to ensure that projects are completed and match the needs of the people they’re benefitting.
Building volunteers can work in a variety of destinations, contributing to all types of sustainable projects. Whether you want to experience rural life in Kenya or work in the heart of a Tanzania township, there are different options for you to get the most out of your building work.
Which Destinations Offer Building Projects?
African Volunteering supports a vast range of community building and development projects, varying in nature from country to country. You can choose to do a building placement in the following destinations:
What Kind of Building Work will I be Doing?
Volunteers on an Building volunteering project have the chance to contribute to the construction of a worthwhile community building, in an area in which it is truly needed. Volunteers will be involved in constructing much-needed spaces, such as permanent housing, schools and community centres. Building projects are a collaborative effort – volunteers will work with local tradesmen and community leaders as part of a valuable team.