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

Foreign travel advice

Foreign Travel Advice for First Timers

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Whether you’re planning a two week volunteer expedition to a single destination or a Gap Year to multiple countries, it’s not just a matter of turning up at the airport and jumping on…


Plyboo – A Sustainable Bamboo Building Resource for the Future

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Bamboo has been used throughout Asia for centuries as a strong and renewable natural source of building materials for both indoor and outdoor construction. Its strength and resilience have seen it used to…

Taking medication overseas

Advice for Taking Medication Overseas – Things You Should Know

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One of the most common concerns for those traveling abroad for the first time is taking medication overseas. The rules about what drugs are legal in one country can be completely different from…

First time flying internationally

First Time Flying Internationally? Our Checklist is a Good Place to Start

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There’s nothing worse than turning up for an international flight only to discover you don’t have the correct visa or onward flight information, you’re a day late, or your luggage is over the…

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