A student doing building volunteer work in Africa helps paint a newly-constructed school in Tanzania.

Building Volunteering in Africa

Get your hands dirty and help build important infrastructure in rural African communities

Travel to Africa and give children the chance to learn in a safe classroom, or help build a home for a family in need on a Building Project. You’ll put your energy and time into building houses and schools in communities that desperately need extra support. You can work in Tanzania or Ghana.

You'll do hands-on work everyday. It's a different and rewarding way to challenge yourself. In the process, you'll discover what you're capable of as you give communities the support they need. Our local masons, architects, and builders will guide your work and teach you everything you need to know.

If you’re have experience with building, you’ll also have the chance to learn new methods of building and share your ideas with the local building teams. Building materials and tools at your placement will be more basic than what you’re used to. It will give you a deeper insight into how people overcome challenges like a lack of resources.

Use your building volunteer experience in Africa to enhance your resume, gain hands-on experience, and network with volunteers from across the globe. Our staff will also gladly write a reference letter for your university or job application if needed.  

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Teenage volunteers doing construction work in Tanzania carry bricks needed for a wall.
Building Volunteer Work for Teenagers in Tanzania
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  • Price: $3,660 CAD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $755 CAD
  • Start Date: During school break
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 15-18
A Projects Abroad construction volunteer in Ghana painting a playground.
Building Volunteer Work in Ghana
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  • Price: $2,560 CAD for 1 week
  • Extra Weeks: $480 CAD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 1 week
  • Ages: 16 or over
Volunteers in Nepal dig up sand for cement to help rebuild schools as part of their construction volunteer project.
Building Volunteer Work in Nepal
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  • Price: $2,335 CAD for 1 week
  • Extra Weeks: $480 CAD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 1 week
  • Ages: 16 or over
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We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re ready to answer your questions, big or small.

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What will I do on a Building Project in Africa?

A Building Project is a great way for you to make a tangible difference while also realizing your own potential. It will help you: 

  • Learn about global issues related to learning environments, sanitation, and housing
  • Demonstrate your commitment to helping others
  • Learn to find solutions to real problems
  • Explore a culture different to your own

Whether you’re building houses or schools in Africa, you’ll be part of positive change. Each of our Building Projects has been researched and has specific goals that you’ll work towards.

If you’d like to work more independently, we recommend our Building Flexi Trips. We also have Building High School Specials for younger students between the ages of 15 and 18.  

Speak to our Project Experts about what you’re interested in doing and we’ll guide you to the right project.

A group doing building volunteer work in Africa work with local builders to construct toilets.

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