These programs are not for the faint of heart. Programs range from heavy construction, to light manual labor tasks. As a volunteer you will take on activities such as mixing sand, making bricks from mud, digging, as well as painting schools and orphanages. You will be led and work side by side the local people all working for the improvement of their communities. By helping to set up basic infrastructure, lays a foundation that will allow the locals to continue the programs even after your volunteer work abroad has ended.
You do not need any previous building experience, though you should be physically fit and willing to work hard in order to partake on these projects. Most work locations are in rural areas, hot weather, limited shade, and using basic equipment.
Volunteer in Ecuador this program is an area located in the southern zone of the province of Manabí, containing a population of approximately 5,000 habitants. It is in a dry tropical forest, with mostly primary vegetation. The plants from the Cactaceae (cactus) family standout, like the candelabra and the mulatto. There is also the lignum vitae, or ‘wood of life’, locust trees, and madero negro, a tropical hardwood. All of these plants have a great commercial and medicinal value.
Volunteer in Ecuador this is a community located in eastern Ecuador in Napo province. The community is inhabited by 40 aboriginal families, each with an average of 8 members, with an approximate population of 350 inhabitants.
Volunteer in India, Join this program and labour along aside community organizers aiming to improve the lives and living conditions of people within their own community. As a volunteer you can fill the colours of happiness, contentment and dreams in to someone`s life on our construction, renovation and beautification project in Jaipur. Most of the focus is to renovate, beautify and the maintenance of community buildings like schools, hospitals, public gardens and community halls. In a survey conducted by our ABV India staff it was found school attendance was almost 70% higher in children’s schools which include colourful walls, painted murals and other visual improvement (including wash rooms). So we push on!
Volunteer in India, By choosing our renovation and community awareness placement in Rajasthan you will be provided with a fruitful interaction between yourself and the community in which you are working to provide a more positive and healthy environment. You will be working through physical labor on development and renovation work as well as our social awareness campaigns helping to involve the local people by bringing them ownership of their village, its facilities and social issues.
Volunteer in Nepal, after the earthquake disaster Nepal is in need of huge reconstruction and renovation. So why not let your hand forward for a great social cause.
Volunteer in South Africa, This is a unique township community project which has volunteers working in several developmental and educational programs in Gqebera township in Port Elizabeth. The focus of the project is to support the livelihood of underprivileged children and youth of the Walmer township. This township has diverse problems and lot of need. Poverty, child neglect, alcohol abuse and high unemployment rates are some of the many challenges this community faces on a day to day basis.
Join this grassroots community focused organization, based in the Wakiso district, aimed at improving the lives of locals through income generating activities, skill development, primary and secondary education for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and providing HIV/AIDS/health support, educational outreach and sensitization information.
Volunteering in Uganda, As a volunteer in this project you will have the opportunity to try different roles and projects, dependent on your interests and skills. These volunteer opportunities do not require specialized skills (although these would be an advantage), and we accept volunteers for both short and long-term placements, all the year round. Volunteers certainly gain an amazing life experience from their participation in our placement program. On first arrival, most volunteers sample all the projects before selecting the tasks that suit them best.