Doing building volunteer work in Africa is a wonderful way to interact with communities abroad, get your hands dirty, and see physical results from your work.
You don't need to have a background in construction or engineering to get involved. You'll work alongside local professionals at all of our building sites in Africa and they will teach you everything you need to know.
Choose a Building Project in Africa
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From $3,645 AUD
Building Volunteer Work for Teenagers in TanzaniaSee this project
Team up with volunteers your age to build classrooms for disadvantaged children in a Maasai community
- Fixed dates during school holidays
- This project is only for 15-18 year olds
- From 2 weeks
From $2,720 AUD
Building Volunteer Work in GhanaSee this project
Get your hands dirty and assist with hands-on construction work while volunteering in Ghana
- Completely flexible dates
- Anyone aged 16 or over can join
- From 1 week
Is building volunteer work in Africa right for me?
Our Building Projects in Africa are structured much like those of Habitat for Humanity. You'll do work like making bricks, laying foundations, plastering, painting, and installing windows and doors at a school or a community centre. It's a great way to get actively involved in sustainable development, as you'll be providing infrastructure that the community really needs.
Materials used are often much more basic and there can be limited tools for construction. All of our Building Projects are suitable for both long and short term volunteering, and many opportunities to further get involved with the local communities, outside of the construction sites, are available to those who are interested.
Whatever skills and talents you have, volunteering on a Building Project in Africa offers a rewarding combination of the new, exciting, and life-changing, as well as the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.