Projects Abroad is a global organization formed around the need for gap year programs abroad designed for students taking a break from studying. Since its inception, Projects Abroad has expanded to offer high school volunteer programs, and a vast variety of programs geared towards those taking a gap year or a career break. Visit the Projects Abroad website for more details on volunteer, teach, study and internship programs abroad.
When you volunteer on a construction project with Projects Abroad, your will be helping in developing a community in need. Poor infrastructure, like roads, hospitals, and schools, are a huge deterrent to a community improving itself. You can help provide the extra hands to make a difference.
Your will learn how to build walls, apply plaster, mix mortar, lay blocks, and more, and contribute to projects like building schools, libraries, and homes. This also may involve beautifying things. Trips run all year round.
The projects allow participants to become more immersed in the community's culture, while gaining an understanding of their needs. You can learn new skills while teaching your hosts new ones. Your cross-cultural knowledge will be greatly improved!
Below is a list of all the countries on our site that offer construction and building projects. Click on the link to learn more about each project.
Ghana: Help construct or renovate buildings, do landscaping, painting or improve classrooms.
Jamaica: You can help build toilet facilities, renovate homes, and rebuild structures destroyed by disaster.
Senegal: Assist community members in building, painting and refurbishing schools and homes.
South Africa: Participate in building a community center, or use eco-bags to help with reliable, eco-friendly structures.
Tanzania: Working alongside local builders, you will learn skills and participate in constructing schools or community buildings.
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