Construction and Renovation Uganda

Support the sustainable development of schools, churches, health care centers, and more in a small Ugandan village through construction and renovation work!

In this program, you will be working in a village that receives minimal support from the government to maintain its infrastructure. Your tasks here will vary depending on the needs at the time, giving you the opportunity to take part in community development and other improvement efforts.


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Program Description

Rural communities outside of major cities frequently lack government support for infrastructure development and maintenance. Most families only have enough food to feed themselves from what they grow, but they are still affected by food shortages and malnutrition on occasion. House repairs are uncommon because the priority is to work the farms so that their children can eat.

Local communities rarely receive government funding, which often means that there is insufficient support in schools, healthcare centers, village halls, churches, and so on.

During this project, you will be assisting with simple construction and renovation at these locations. Your tasks will be assigned based on the current needs, which could include constructing sinks, water tanks, repairing chairs, planting flower beds, painting or repairing walls, and so on.

You may also be able to help with a feeding/nutrition project aimed at improving the health and well-being of local schoolchildren.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

  • Support the community and promote sustainable development in the village
  • Give you a sense of achievement through light construction and renovation projects
  • Assist the effort with extra hands


Monday to Friday

You will be working for 4-5 hours on construction/renovation and anything that may be needed at the time. Below is what a typical day might look like:

  • Breakfast
  • Construction/renovation work
  • Lunch
  • Construction/renovation work
  • Back to the accommodation
  • Free time
  • Dinner

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                65

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

  • Older participants are required to have a medical clearance, while participants under 18 might need signed parental consent.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and a strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Bring comfortable working clothes (preferably modest clothing covering knees and shoulders for women and tshirts, trousers, and shoes for men) and follow the dress code policy.
  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun, and please carry with you preventive agents, such as mosquito repellents, as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.Moreover, bring Medicines with you, especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis.
  • Have completed or recommended the following vaccines: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, and influenza.

Additional Equipment

  • Modest work clothing – covering your shoulders down to your knees, nothing see-through or with offensive themes written on them for the time you will spend working in the community.
  • You are welcome to bring tools, supplies or other useful items to donate for community use.