Volunteer Building Houses & Schools

Volunteer Construction Programs

Like the outdoors and want to have a tangible and lasting impact on the long-term development goals of communities abroad? Love Volunteer’s range of affordable Construction and Outdoor Work volunteer abroad projects allow international volunteers to work alongside locals to support the renovation of existing community buildings, the improvement of local infrastructure, and building new homes and structures.

Our Construction and Outdoor Work volunteer projects often support the developmental goals of the orphanages, community centres, schools and recreational facilities supported through our other projects, so while the Construction and Renovation work varies depending on the program/location choice, the time of year and the needs of the community, this is a wonderful opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of so many people.  

While these ‘hands-on’ projects are ideally suited to those volunteers with some knowledge and experience in construction or any of the building trades, the projects are open to all and do not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by the local project leader. Importantly though, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, be fit and active, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

Join us on one of the Construction and Outdoor Work volunteer abroad programs listed below and get stuck in and leave knowing you have made a real contribution!

Programs

7 programs
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 599
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Our programs in Istanbul are now open for vaccinated volunteers. See the additional info. section for COVID-19 requirements.  

Those with a yearning to work the land and spend time in a rural village in the wonderful country of Turkey should…

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  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 439
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Opening January 2022!

This essential program was created with a simple goal in mind. Help families in the Complexo do Alemão favela repair their homes to provide them with a safe place to live. Housing is a fundamental human right under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and everyone should have a safe, secure…

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  • Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
  • from 1 week
  • Host Family
  • from USD 429
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Restrictions due to the pandemic mean that this program cannot get the support it needs right now. Sign up for 2022 and we'll work with you every step of the way and provide complete flexibility with dates!

We all see the news and the devastation a natural disaster such as an earthquake can wreck on communities…

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  • Mwandi Village, Zambia
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 295
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Zambia has reopened to international arrivals and our local team are looking forward to welcoming volunteers!  See the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

This amazing program in the village of Mwandi supplies the…

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  • Playa Jaco, Costa Rica
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 579
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW!

Costa Rica has reopened to international arrivals. See the additional info. section for procedures in place.

Communities need safe and solid environments with the right facilities and resources in which to learn, play and live. Schools, childcare centres and public…

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  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • from 1 week
  • Volunteer House
  • from USD 329
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Restrictions due to the pandemic mean that this program cannot get the support it needs right now. Sign up for 2022 and we'll work with you every step of the way and provide complete flexibility with dates!

To learn children need a safe and solid environment with the right facilities and resources.  This…

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  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 789
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

OPEN NOW!

Portugal's borders have reopened to international arrivals.  See the Additional Info. section for entry requirements. 

Volunteer in Portugal on this wide-reaching and innovative project focused on sustainable, inclusive agriculture that brings the 'buy local' initiative to…

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