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Construction and Renovation

Volunteers building in an Construction and Renovation project in the Brazilian Amazon

Overview

If you like to get your hands dirty and do not mind working hard, consider volunteering in one of our Construction and Renovation volunteer projects.

Our construction projects are aimed to improve local infrastructure to support and benefit our partner local communities.

You may work renovating or building childcare centers, community classrooms, orphanages, recreational facilities or even houses for very unprivileged people. Our volunteers work alongside local builders who will be training and guiding them on local construction methods.

There are some local communities where families of sometimes 10 people are living in a hut made from scraps of plywood and canvas. Some don´t have a kitchen or bathroom area. These tiny unstable constructions let in the wind and especially the rain. Without protection from the elements children and elderly people suffer from being exposed to constant dampness and get sick as a consequence. You can help construct a simple, small yet comfortable and safe brick house for these families.

 

Opportunities in the Construction and Renovation projects:Building Crew in an alley in one of our Construction and Renovation projects

Tasks are diverse and may include, but not limited to:

Mixing cement;

Laying down bricks;

Digging foundations;

Plastering and painting;

Gardening and fencing;

Carpentry and roofing;

Cleaning tools;

And others according to the different phases of construction work.

 

Skills needed for the construction and renovation projects

Voluneer holding brocks and looking to the camera in a Construction projectNo special skills are necessary for this prVolunteer holds a hoe and smile to the camera in a Construction and Renovation projectogram, but please note that this project is quite physical and volunteers should be in good physical condition. Also, they should be motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and have a passion to work with and for local people.

If you have any special construction skill it will be highly appreciated.