Construction Volunteer Projects in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru

Company : Maximo Nivel
Activities: Building & Construction Projects / Community Volunteer Projects
Duration: 1 week to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 500 to 750 $ Dollars (US)

Help the local community and work on public buildings and schools in Costa Rica, Guatemala or Peru.

Construction volunteers join projects in San José (Costa Rica), Manuel Antonio (Costa Rica), Antigua (Guatemala) and Cusco (Peru) to work on public buildings and schools, typically in communities in need of assistance and funding. They are supported by a local, Spanish-speaking project manager who is experienced in guiding and training international volunteers.

Volunteers may be asked to perform a range of activities, such as:

  • Renovation work, like painting and plastering
  • Small repairs on walls and roofs
  • Laying tile or other flooring
  • Mixing cement, masonry
  • Carpentry, welding, and/or plumbing

Volunteers must be in good health and ready to work hard to join construction projects. They do not need experience, but a reasonable level of fitness and strong dedication to the work go a long way in ensuring that they get the most out of this project. 

At Construction projects volunteers are required to wear closed-toed shoes and long pants at all times. Tank tops are not permitted. We recommend to wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty or even ruining. We strongly encourage volunteers to bring work gloves, work boots, and safety glasses. Sunscreen and rain gear are also extremely important.

Program Duration:

  • Minimum 1 week



  • At least 17 years of age

  • Flexible; Willing to do various tasks based on project needs

  • Healthy and physically prepared to do manual labor

  • Hard working, ready to do anything!

  • Responsible and safety minded

  • Spanish language skills are not required


Our fees include:

- Airport pick-up

- Host family accommodations (shared room with half board)

- Program and safety orientation

- Walking tour

- Official certificate of volunteer service

- Emergency contact number 24/7

- Program management

- Free Tandem Conversation Program

- Free office-wide WIFI and computer lounge

- Free social activities

- Free coffee and tea and on-site snack bar

- Maximo Nivel Institute open 7 days/week



  • 1 Week: from $710

  • 2 Weeks: from $1005

  • 3 Weeks: from $1260

  • 4 Weeks: from $1515

  • Additional Week: from $215

Start Dates

Every Monday.

Booking / Enquiry

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