Volunteer in Zambia with Mud House Construction Program - from just $36 per day!

Company : Love Volunteers
Activities: Career Break / Community Volunteer Projects / NGO / Summer Volunteer Programs / Orphanage Work / Care Work
Country: Zambia
Location : Mwandi
Duration: 1 week to 1 year
Approx Costs: 250 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

Want to help create something will last long after you have returned home? This program is for you!

This amazing program in the village of Mwandi supplies the most vulnerable in society with a safe place in which to raise their families. The majority of people in the village live in mud huts which are not built well enough to withstand the weather conditions. During the rainy season the homes deteriorate considerably and eventually the walls and grass roof give in and the hut collapses. Due to limited resources in the community and as most of the local people live on less than $1.00 per day they do not have the materials or financial resources to repair or rebuild their homes. Love Volunteers have partnered with an organisation in Zambia to provide housing to those in great need. There is a long list of families who desperately need a new home. Over 140 homes have already been completed which house over 800 orphans and their caregivers. However, there are many other families on the list, mainly people with disabilities, grandparents caring for their orphaned grandchildren, or those who are abandoned or neglected by their extended families. Volunteers are needed to support the efforts of the local organization and family members who also contribute their time to the construction of their house. The United Nations states that everyone has the right to adequate housing, and this project aims to deliver this fundamental right to impoverished Zambians.

Goals of this Project:

  • Provide quality housing to impoverished and disadvantaged Zambians
  • Provide safe, healthy homes to enable families to live happier, healthier lives
  • Improve the future prospects of some of Zambia’s most impoverished people, and help them to break the poverty cycle
  • Expose volunteers and locals to new cultures

Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 1 week to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Requirements

Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to have a tangible and lasting impact on the lives of families and communities facing extreme poverty in Zambia. This 'hands-on' project is ideally suited to those volunteers with some knowledge and experience in construction or any of the building trades, however the project is open to all and does not require participants to have specific education, qualifications or experience, as you will be shown everything you need to know by your local project leader. Importantly though, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, be fit and active, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:

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