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Construction & Renovation Volunteer Projects Abroad

Construction & Renovation Volunteer Projects Abroad

Are you interested in Construction volunteer work abroad where you can contribute to vital building and renovation projects that help improve the lives of local people?

International Volunteer HQ offers affordable construction and building volunteer projects in Africa, Europe, Asia, Central America, North America, South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the Pacific.

As a Construction volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside skilled local foremen to support building houses and new structures for community use, renovating existing community buildings, and improving local infrastructure.

  • Choose from 18 Construction and Renovation programs across 15 destinations worldwide
  • Work alongside local tradespeople - no previous experience required

  • Suited to active volunteers who don’t mind getting their hands dirty

  • Learn practical skills while helping local communities across the globe

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What to expect from building volunteer projects

What to expect from building volunteer projects

IVHQ’s construction and building volunteer projects are designed to support the developmental goals of local schools,​​ community centers and recreational facilities within under-resourced communities. The renovation or construction volunteer work will vary depending on your location, the unique needs of the local community, and the different stages of construction work.

Whether you are volunteering to build houses or renovate local schools, you will have the opportunity to witness the impact of your handiwork and on longer-term projects, you’ll be continuing the construction work of previous volunteers.

You do not require any previous experience or qualifications to participate on IVHQ’s Construction & Renovation projects, as you will be supported and led by a skilled member of the local team.

Learn more about our construction volunteer opportunities in the destinations below.

Best Construction volunteer opportunities abroad

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Why volunteer in Construction & Renovation abroad?

Why volunteer in Construction & Renovation abroad?

Many communities around the world lack access to education, sports, healthcare, community events and even shelter because they do not have the infrastructure in place to support these services.

IVHQ’s Construction volunteers help to create and maintain these integral spaces, in order to provide local people with the facilities needed to learn, grow and connect with each other. This is an extremely rewarding opportunity for volunteers who like to see the physical results of their hard work and the positive impact it has on the local community.

Construction volunteer abroad projects require a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for a challenge. In turn, volunteers gain practical experience, learn invaluable life skills, all while being immersed in community life and having a lot of fun along the way.

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

As job losses escalate as a result of Covid-19, it is estimated that nearly half of the global workforce is at risk of losing their livelihoods. We must improve access to jobs, decent work conditions and community services in order to achieve peace, sustainable economic growth and a better quality of life for all.

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”The IVHQ Head Office service was great and the local staff were outstanding. I liked that a staff member took me to my work site, showing me the bus routes and helping me find my way around. I felt that my project was 100% suitable for me - I wanted to do construction and that's exactly what I have done. I plastered, painted walls, mixed cement, poured concrete and made a mural for an orphanage. Before, the little daycare only had a hole in the ground as bathroom for the kids, no hand washing, just a bucket of water. Now, it has two very nearly finished toilets and sinks for hand washing. As a result of volunteering through IVHQ, I keep appreciating what I have more and more.”

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How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!