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

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A concrete that ‘heals’ its own cracks has recently been developed and indicates a promising future in reducing the inevitable deterioration of concrete structures and the high maintenance costs involved. Introducing self healing concrete….

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Many applications are available to learn new languages, but most of these take a lot of time and dedication and can be very costly. Being able to communicate even the simplest words abroad…


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The world today has an insatiable demand for plastics, in everything from shopping bags and soda bottles to fast-food and supermarket packaging. While common fossil-fuel plastics derived from petrochemicals (petroleum or natural gas)…

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