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.

Choose a Building Project in Africa

1-9 of 34 Projects

Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.

From £1220

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager
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Team up with teenagers from around the world and work with children in culture-rich Nepal

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers working with children in Cambodia use weekends to explore local attractions.

From £1370

Volunteer with Children in Cambodia for Teenagers
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Work with other teenage volunteers as you teach and care for children from disadvantaged communities in Cambodia

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer works with children on English exercises in Sri Lanka on our project for high school students

From £1370

Volunteer with Children in Sri Lanka as a Teenager
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Join teenagers from all over the world to help support disadvantaged children at care centres

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
While doing community volunteer work in Ghana, teenagers take a group photo with children.

From £1545

Volunteer Work with Children in Ghana for Teenagers
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Team up with young people your age to help support disadvantaged children and do community work

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A volunteer with children in Vietnam teaches basic hygiene as part of our project for teenagers

From £1645

Volunteer with Children in Vietnam for Teenagers
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Work with a group your age and help children learn through play and do renovation work in the community

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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Besides childcare work in Cambodia, volunteers on a group trip will also help with light renovation work like planting a vegetable garden.

From £1370

Childcare Volunteering for Groups in Cambodia
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Work with a team to support disadvantaged children at care centres and do community work

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Apply Now for Easter
An area being cleared for construction as part of building volunteer work in Jamaica with a group.

From £1695

Building Volunteer Work in Jamaica with a Group
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Work with a group to build vital infrastructure like modern toilets in disadvantaged communities

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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As part of their community work in Ghana, Projects Abroad volunteers on a Team Trip read books with children at their placement.

From £1545

Childcare Volunteering in Ghana as a Group
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Travel to West Africa with a group and work together to support early childhood development and do renovation work

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Apply Now for Easter
A group of Childcare volunteers team up to help children learn about good dental hygiene in Nepal, Asia.

From £1220

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Group
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Travel to Asia with a group and support the work of local staff at a disadvantaged care centre

  • Fixed dates throughout the year
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 1 week
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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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