Community Builder

Suggested minimum programme length: 1 month

Registration fee: €149

Weekly programme fees: €125

This is an opportunity to help in a wide range of practical village-based projects and is a nice project for a group.

Projects could be as basic as painting or plastering, however, those with additional skills may be able to help in more advanced work. Projects are usually decided upon in consultation with local communities, but you can use your initiative to suggest projects of your own. It is vital to be sensitive to the needs and wishes of the local community.

Projects are usually partly funded by the communities, our partner orgnisations and/or volunteer contributions. You’ll work with other volunteers in small groups, usually with minimal supervision. Often, you’ll also work alongside villagers, learning about traditional methods of building and working. Example projects include school repair and decoration; toilet building, drinking water projects, road drainage projects, recycling projects, stove building and construction work on the children’s homes we directly supports.