Sustainable Volunteering

Our volunteers build and repair communities all over the world through socially conscious construction.

“The effort we put forth made a physical, tangible impact that completely changed lives. It was a powerful feeling. . .”

-Coolie C., Build Abroad Volunteer

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The Ultimate Guide To Volunteering Abroad...and Doing it Now!

We've created a comprehensive guide to help you volunteer abroad - and we're giving it to you for FREE. Our goal is to help you volunteer around the world, and the first step in that process is educating you on the best way to do so. Enjoy!

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What our volunteers have to say…

“Build Abroad has great systems, plans, and values in place that are rarely seen with other volunteer organizations. I am very impressed and really wish I could do more. I can’t wait to do another one. ”

- Tim R.

“I would take another Build Abroad trip in a heartbeat, no second thoughts. Everything was extremely organized, it made it really easy to just get up and go!”

- Farihah S.

“Build Abroad was an amazing opportunity to be hands on and travel; not only was I provided insight into a new culture, but as an architect, it provided perspective on my field around the world.”

- Amy A.

“Sitting down with people in our volunteer group; hanging out with people from other cultures and being on the job site were all eye opening and mind expanding experiences.”

- Gordon M.

Travel the World. Make a Difference.

We’re working hard to change the world – and we can’t do it alone. That’s where you come in. Our goal is to make volunteering as accessible, affordable, and as fun as possible to encourage as many people as we can to join us. If just a small percentage of the developed world gives up a few vacation days a year to volunteer, we can make lasting change. So what do you say? Are you in?

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From the Build Blog

Study abroad after graduation

Can You Study Abroad After Graduation?

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Anyone that’s done a study abroad program will usually tell you it was one of the best decisions they made, forcing them out of their comfort zone and away from family and friends…

Hurricane Matthew Haiti

The Effects of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and What You Can Do To Help

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On October 4 this year, Hurricane Matthew reaped catastrophic damage across the island nation of Haiti, killing around 1000 people and leaving an estimated US$2.45 billion damage in its wake. Devastating winds and…


My First Volunteer Adventure: Building, Hiking and Exploring in Cusco, Peru

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After volunteering for her first time ever in Cusco, Peru, Nicole writes an amazing firsthand account of her travels. Although she was only there for one week, she sure made the most of…

Bamboo Construction

Bamboo Construction: Drawing on Ancient Traditions

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While many associate bamboo with musical instruments and panda food, it has long been used as a sustainable and durable building material throughout Asia, the Pacific Islands and both Central and South America….

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