Building and ConstructionBuilding and construction provides structures that benefit the community. When funding is available, Village Volunteers builds schools and student dormitories to give children the best possible education, libraries that serve entire communities, and chicken coops that house hens for orphan feeding programs.

Visit each country to see available building and construction programs.

Kenya

Kenya: Common Ground for AfricaCommon Ground for Africa (CGA) has numerous and effective programs at work to mitigate poverty, the single largest threat to human well-being and social stability in Kenya. As a volunteer, you’ll have an incredible range of opportunities from working at Pathfinder Academy to promoting public health/clean water awareness at the ceramic water filter facility to working with women in business development and organic farming trainings.

Agriculture - Sustainable FarmingBusiness DevelopmentBuilding - ConstructionChildrenCounseling and Therapy Cultural StudiesEducationEnvironmental ConservationMedicalPublic Health AwarenessWomen Issues

 

 

Kenya: Namunyak Maasai WelfareNamunyak Maasai Welfare (NMW) alleviates the harshest conditions for the most marginalized individuals in Maasai communities by creating access to education, public health practices, micro finance opportunities and organic farming training. Your volunteer experience will expose you to a variety of social services including primary education, working with special needs children, economic development with women and building and construction projects.

Agriculture - Sustainable FarmingBusiness DevelopmentBuilding - ConstructionChildrenCounseling and Therapy Cultural StudiesEducationEnvironmental ConservationPublic Health AwarenessSpecial NeedsWomen Issues

 

Kenya: Sister Freda's ClinicSister Freda’s Foundation (SFF) provides hospital and clinic services, a nursing school as well as free community outreach health care clinics and in local slums, refugee camps and rural villages without access to health care. SFF provides a clinic for counseling for HIV/AIDS patients and they operate a daycare/feeding program. Sister Freda seeks volunteers with both medical and non-medical experience to work in the hospital and clinics and with the children.

Agriculture - Sustainable FarmingBuilding - ConstructionChildrenCounseling and Therapy EducationMedicalPublic Health AwarenessSpecial NeedsWomen Issues

Ghana

Ghana: Atorkor Development ProgramAtorkor Development Foundation (ADF) is a community-based organization that seeks to transform Atorkor village into a self-sustaining community through economic development, adequate healthcare, well-equipped schools, a vocational center, and communication facilities for all. Volunteers will be able to work in all aspects of community life as well as be immersed in a cultural community where dancing and drumming instructions can be integrated into your time in Ghana.

Business DevelopmentBuilding - ConstructionChildrenCultural StudiesEducationMedicalPublic Health Awareness

 

Ghana: Ryvanz Mia

Ryvanz-Mia Children’s Home is a home in Kpando Village, of Volta Region that provides disadvantaged children with proper nurture, nutrition, shelter, clothing, medical care, and education. The orphanage cares for children without parents, promotes early childhood development, and trains children to become responsible and useful citizen in their communities.

Agriculture - Sustainable FarmingBusiness DevelopmentBuilding - ConstructionChildrenCounseling and Therapy EducationPublic Health Awareness

India

India: Local WomanCoorg Organization of Rural Development (CORD) is committed to community development in the Southern part of Karnataka State in India. The organization is sensitive to the social segregation, economic exploitation and cultural alienation of the poor. As a volunteer, you will be immersed in the culture of the indigenous tribes with whom you work.

Agriculture - Sustainable FarmingBuilding - ConstructionChildrenCultural StudiesEducationMedicalPublic Health AwarenessSpecial NeedsWomen Issues