Community Development Building

The community development building program requires volunteers who are willing and able to get involved with hard work and manual labor. In a program like this, you will work side by side locals to help improve the conditions in areas of clean water, expansion programs, beautification and renovation work, or simply providing “handyman” type assistance at local schools or children’s homes.

Previous experience is a plus but is not required to join one of our programs. You will be part of a small team of local staff and community leaders and work together.  

Some of the tasks that you may be tasked with accomplishing include:

  • Mixing sand
  • Making mud bricks
  • Digging holes/trenches for wells
  • Painting schools/orphanages
  • Setting up infrastructure

Many of these jobs occur in the hot sun, are in rural areas and may have very limited shade and even more limited equipment. These are regions of the world where the high-level equipment is not available. Bricks, for example, are made of mud and holes are dug entirely by hand, so make sure if you join this program you are ready to dive in.  

Join this program if you want to be part of the expansion and development work and be part of the solution.  Community development work varies from country to country, but all communities have the need to improve and expand their infrastructure.

There are plenty of amazing opportunities that are involved with this program. You just have to make sure that you’re choosing the right location that you’re really going to enjoy and that’s going to allow you to contribute in the best way possible. There are a number of great cities within each of these countries that you can travel to and you’ll be able to dive right into what’s already being done to help the people within the region.

Volunteer Trips

 Volunteer in Ecuador: Coastal Community Development

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: Community Development (Amazon)

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: Construction & Renovation Udaipur

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: Community Development

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: Community & Development

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.

 Volunteer Uganda: Community Development (Bulenga)

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 Community Development (Mukono)

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.

How may we help you?!

How may we help you?!

Our staff has extensive travel and volunteer abroad experience. We have the answers to all your questions about volunteering with ABV. We can customize any of our programs to your needs and dates.

Call/chat with our team members:

(1) 215 780 1845 [email protected]

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