Community Development projects abroad in Temple Conservation, Construction, DIY and more that improve poorer local communities and which you can do as part of your work experience, gap year or career break, or just as a volunteering holiday.

Community development projects can cover a wide spectre of volunteering, including:

  • temple restoration and renovation,
  • construction of community buildings,
  • repair and maintenance,
  • DIY and handyman efforts to improve project sites such as Children's care centres and animal sanctuaries
  • ... and more.
  • Make a difference - get involved!

Construction / DIY / Maintenance Volunteering in the Community in Cambodia

Construction / DIY / Maintenance Volunteering in the Community in Cambodia
Get your hands dirty and help the poorer communities in Cambodia. The main construction site is at a local school allocated to the poor, but also can take place on another site in the area where development construction assistance is needed.
While assisting the local community with their developments, you'll gain valuable experiences and cultural exchanges with the Cambodian people.

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Temple Conservation and Restoration in Cambodia

Temple Conservation and Restoration in Cambodia:
The secret and hidden area of Banteay Meanchey contains some of Cambodia's best kept secrets, the ancient temples of Banteay Chhmar. These massive temples are widely regarded as some of the most important archaeological complexities of the Angkor period.
On this project you be working with a local team to assist in the renovation and preservation of the temples.

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Volunteer in Conservation and community work in the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador

Galapagos Islands Conservation, Reforestation and Community Project
Help preserve the native and endemic forests of San Cristobal Island. This project combines environmental, community and social initiatives to improve the sustainability of the islands. Plus, it’s loads of fun!
The Centre is popular with international volunteers and there is loads going on, from horse-riding therapy, to wandering giant tortoises, to reforestation work, to coaching football to local kids.

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Help on Community Care and Outreach Programmes in Madagascar

Community Care: The Women's Shelter and Community Outreach Programmes in Madagascar
Assist local community development by working at a Women’s Shelter and the poor villages Outreach Program. In the mornings you'll work with women and young girls aged 4 to 40 years old, teaching them English, playing and communicating with them in fun and interesting ways. In the afternoons and evenings you'll work with nearby communities to teach underprivileged children who cannot afford to go to school.

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Help with Buddhist Temple Renovation and Restoration in Sri Lanka

Buddhist Temple Renovation and Restoration Project in Kandy
Rebuild and renovate Buddhist temples in and around Kandy. This unique and fascinating project offers an opportunity to learn about Sri Lankan construction using traditional manual methods, without using modern machinery.
Work includes renovation, repainting temples, cleaning in and around temples; interacting with children and villagers and helping the Temples arrange Community Centres for the village youths. You'll also assist with the restoration of paintings and sculptures inside the temples.

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Help with Community Healthcare and Medical care in Zimbabwe

Community Healthcare and Medical Project in Gweru
Gain basic medical experience in local clinics and play a role in HIV/AIDS education and awareness.ou'll be able to get involved in not only this clinic but others in the nearby area as well. You do not need to be qualified in any particular area. You'll work with children from the ages of 3 to 6 years. A very worthwhile, enjoyable placement.

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Lion Conservation, Teaching and Community Development in Zimbabwe

Lion Conservation, Teaching and Community Development Combo Project in Gweru
Make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children while contributing to the conservation of the iconic African Lion.

You'll give teaching assistance, care, mentoring and support to the children in the local community. Work hands-on with Lions on a 3,000 acre wildlife reserve and tourist spot about 10 kilometers from Gweru. The main camp facility - made up of thatched African rondavels and buildings - rests on the shores of a beautiful lake and is a Game Reserve with many species of wildlife and bird-life.

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