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Volunteer in Building & Construction Projects

Build, mix, cut, paint, install… help a community, build a home, expand a school, or improve an orphanage.

Volunteer in Construction Projects Abroad

What will you do as a volunteer?

Maximo Nivel’s construction programs focus on community development. Construction projects may include building or repairing homes, adding classrooms to schools, or making structural improvements to orphanages. Construction work is physically demanding, including digging, removing dirt, mixing cement, carrying brick, preparing adobe, painting, plastering, helping in beautification or renovation work, and various other activities as needed at the site. All construction projects are led and organized by Maximo Nivel’s professional construction foreman who determines the work program.

Construction projects are some of our highest impact projects—where you can see and truly appreciate the work you’ve done and the impact you’ve had during your project!

Countries Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru
Program Duration Minimum 1 week
Work Schedule 3-4 hours/day Monday-Friday; Working hours are split into morning and afternoon shifts; schedules vary according to the project’s needs.
Volunteer Requirements – At least 17 years of age
– Flexible; Willing to do various tasks based on season and project needs
– Healthy and physically prepared to do manual labor
– Hard working, ready to do anything!
– Spanish language skills are not required

What our Volunteers are saying…

“I just returned home from assisting with the construction project for two weeks volunteering with Maximo Nivel. This was a women’s rehabilitation facility with children located in Coronado. Some of the daily tasks included installing sheet metal, laying concrete, painting, and tiling. I went into the project hoping to make a difference and that is exactly what occurred. As you complete each and every day at work, you notice all the progress and improvements that have been made and you get this uplifting feeling. It is truly a surreal experience knowing that your hard work is well appreciated.”
Christian, Construction Volunteer (Costa Rica)

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