Building Short-term Specials
Volunteers on Projects Abroad’s Building Short-term Special projects work together to contribute to disadvantaged communities who are affected by poverty and natural disasters. Whether you're digging foundations, mixing mortar, roofing or painting, you'll be making a tangible difference in a local community, brick by brick.
You may find yourself helping to build or renovate homes, schools, or other facilities needed by the local community. Anyone can get involved on a Building project, no matter your physical ability. During your time off, you'll get to take part in social events, exciting weekend trips and cultural activities.
These Short-term Special projects are designed specifically for volunteers aged 16 to 19 and run on fixed dates. Travel and meet new people, explore a different culture, and help to make a positive impact where it's needed the most!
Building Short-term Specials in:
Volunteers are needed in Jamaica to work on a Building Short-term Special project to in the construction of ventilated improved pit toilets for disadvantaged locals
Help to build homes for families in need and spend time organising games for children at a school for the deaf in Yangon.
Help to rebuild homes and schools destroyed by the devastating earthquake in April 2015, and make a meaningful contribution to communities in need.
Help build, paint and refurbish schools and houses in underprivileged communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in San Remigio and Bogo City, Cebu
As a volunteer, you can learn French from a qualified language teacher and practice your conversation skills daily with local people in St Louis. You can also give back to the community by getting involved in renovating and decorating classrooms in a kindergarten.
Make a difference in Cape Town, South Africa by helping to build facilities and care centres in local communities and giving children in need a safe and comfortable place to live and learn.