Our Short-Term Community Construction Programme offers the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in a short-space of time (2-3 weeks) by assisting our construction team in all aspects of a locally-requested SEED Madagascar community construction project.
As a volunteer on this programme you may work on community projects such as building schools as seen in Project Sekoly or building wells and latrines in rural villages. In a group of like-minded international volunteers, with a team of Malagasy guides and an international group coordinator, you may get involved in digging a schools foundations and the construction of the walls, all the way through to painting the classrooms and building the classroom furniture. Or you may work on health and sanitation projects building wells and latrines in areas with poor sanitation, increasing access to safe drinking water and educating about the importance of hygiene.
All skills necessary to participate on the programme are taught during the placement so no pre-existing experience is required.
The work and lifestyle is challenging but incomparably rewarding and should be within the capabilities of any reasonably fit person. Although being in good physical shape is important, the ability to exhibit tolerance, patience and a good sense of humour when things get tough is just as essential. You will be asked various questions relating to these factors on the programme application form.
To have the opportunity to participate on the Short-Term Community Construction programme, we ask volunteers to raise a minimum donation of £795 for 2 weeks or £995 for 3 weeks.
Dates for 2018
- 9th Jan - 22nd or 29th Jan
- 3rd April - 16th April or 23rd April
- 3rd July - 16th July or 23rd July
- 2nd Oct - 15th or 22nd Oct
- 8th Jan - 21st or 28th Jan
- 2nd April - 15th April or 22nd April
- 2nd July - 15th July or 22nd July
- 1st Oct - 14th or 21st Oct
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 2-3 Weeks