Families in underprivileged communities around Lima often live in makeshift homes that they can’t afford to make much-needed improvements to. Similarly, community buildings that are home to valuable services are often in need of basic maintenance that, when not done, makes them less desirable for locals to use.
The volunteer workforce can play a big part in bringing these buildings up to a good standard for the people that use them that live in them. You can assist to improve roofing, flooring, electricity, plumbing, painting, gardening or any other repair work that’s required.
The scope of the project you’ll assist with will vary depending on the need in the community and feasibility of completing tasks, based on the number of volunteers available. You don’t need any building or renovation experience to participate, but if you have relevant skills, then if you list them on your application then we can ensure you’ll be best utilised to make a difference.
Volunteers during busy season (May - August) generally have the opportunity to assist with more large scale projects, with September and October involving continued renovation and beautification activities.
Please note, the Construction and Renovation project is only available from May through until the end of October. There is an extra cost of US$35 (approximately AU$47) per week to cover additional supervision, materials and logistics required. This amount will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply.Apply now