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

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

Turkey's borders have reopened and we are taking a cautious approach to resuming programs. Book now for June 2021 onwards and we'll work with you every step of the way and provide complete flexibility with dates!

Those with a yearning to work the land and spend time in a rural village…

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  • San Ramon de Alajuela and surrounding villages, Costa Rica
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 709
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

This essential construction program was created to help impoverished families into safe and sanitary homes. Housing is a fundamental human right under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and everyone should have a safe, secure, and habitable home. Unfortunately, in Costa Rica, many people are impoverished and do not have adequate housing…

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  • Mandeville, Jamaica
  • from 2 weeks
  • Host Family
  • from USD 1439
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 18+

Jamaica has COVID-19 precautions in place that mean this program can't get the assistance it needs right now.

International volunteers who are handy and love to get stuck into projects will love this project which aims to change the living situations of those less fortunate. Unfortunately, there are many…

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

Brazil's borders have reopened but we are taking a cautious approach to reopening programs within vulnerable favelas. Sign up now for 2021 and we'll work with you every step of the way and provide complete flexibility with dates! 

This essential program was created with a…

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

Nepal's borders are currently closed to international arrivals so this program can't get the assistance it needs right now.  We're asking volunteers to sign-up for 2021 and we'll work with you every step of the way and provide complete flexibility with dates!

We all see the…

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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+

Nepal's borders are currently closed to international arrivals so this program can't get the assistance it needs right now.  We're asking volunteers to sign-up for 2021 and we'll work with you every step of the way and provide complete flexibility with dates!

To learn children…

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  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • from 1 week
  • Public Hostel
  • from USD 729
  • Airport Pick Up Included
  • 17+

OPEN NOW for EU, Schengen and UK citizens.

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

In Portugal, as with the rest of the world, the importance of producing and consuming …

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

Brazil's borders have reopened but we are taking a cautious approach to reopening programs within vulnerable favelas. Sign up now for 2021 and we'll work with you every step of the way and provide complete flexibility with dates! 

This fantastic project was created with the…

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