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

Building Volunteer Work in Africa

Doing building volunteer work in Africa is a wonderful way to interact with communities abroad, get your hands dirty, and see physical results from your work.


You don't need to have a background in construction or engineering to get involved. You'll work alongside local professionals at all of our building sites in Africa and they will teach you everything you need to know.


Our Building Projects in Africa are open to everyone, whether you're on a gap year, at university, or wanting a career break.

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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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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $2,770 NZD
A Projects Abroad construction volunteer in Ghana painting a playground.
Building Volunteer Work in Ghana
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $3,045 NZD
Projects Abroad volunteer helps to build a wall during her construction volunteer work in Tanzania
Building Volunteer Work in Tanzania
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  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
  • From $3,370 NZD
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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 well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

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Is building volunteer work in Africa right for me?

Our Building Projects in Africa are structured much like those of Habitat for Humanity. You'll do work like making bricks, laying foundations, plastering, painting, and installing windows and doors at a school or a community centre. It's a great way to get actively involved in sustainable development, as you'll be providing infrastructure that the community really needs.


Materials used are often much more basic and there can be limited tools for construction. All of our Building Projects are suitable for both long and short term volunteering, and many opportunities to further get involved with the local communities, outside of the construction sites, are available to those who are interested.


Whatever skills and talents you have, volunteering on a Building Project in Africa offers a rewarding combination of the new, exciting, and life-changing, as well as the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.

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

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