Construction Volunteer Programs

Construction and Renovation Volunteering

If you like to get your hands dirty and do not mind working hard, consider volunteering in one of the construction volunteer programs.

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Overview of the Construction Volunteer Programs

The construction volunteer programs aim to improve local infrastructure to support and benefit our partner local communities.

Ratner Faily: constructing a fountain in Uganda

Volunteers may work renovating or building childcare centers, community classrooms, orphanages, recreational facilities or even houses for very unprivileged people. Our volunteers work alongside local builders who will be training and guiding them on local construction methods.

Construction volunteer programs may help to provide bitterly needed family homes

There are some local communities where families of sometimes 10 people are living in a hut made from scraps of plywood and canvas. Some don´t have a kitchen or bathroom area. These tiny unstable shacks let in the wind and especially the rain. Without protection from the elements children and elderly people suffer from being exposed to constant dampness and get sick as a consequence. You can help construct a simple, small yet comfortable and safe brick house for these families.

There are no words to describe the happiness of a community or a family when see the final work done. We work alongside the community and families to help to promote social change and impact by working together. This project offers volunteers the chance to see immediate impact in the community in which they work.

Volunteering on Construction and Renovation:

Constrution volunteer porgrams - Building Crew

Constrution volunteer porgrams - Building Crew

Tasks are diverse and may include, but not limited to:

  • Mixing cement;
  • Laying down bricks;
  • Digging foundations;
  • Plastering and painting;
  • Gardening and fencing;
  • Carpentry and roofing;
  • Cleaning tools;

And others according to the different phases of construction work.

Skills needed for the construction and renovation projects

Constrution Volunteer Program

Constrution Volunteer in Action

No special skills are necessary for this program, but please note that this project is quite physical and volunteers should be in good physical condition. Also, they should be motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and have a passion to work with and for local people.

If you have any special construction skill it will be highly appreciated.