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Be a part of Constru Casa!

Volunteering at Constru Casa offers a unique cultural experience. Our volunteers share intensive work time with the local masons, and have the opportunity to share the lives of an underprivileged Guatemalan family, all the while contributing to improve their lives through the building of a new house. You can also enjoy living in one of the most beautiful cities in Guatemala--Antigua!

volunteersConstru Casa houses are built by local construction workers and their assistants. At least one member of the beneficiary family will also help build. Construction volunteers and the family member work with and under the direction of the masons. For volunteers, the works consists of digging foundations, carrying materials (including concrete block, sand and rocks), mixing concrete, and generally helping the masons in their tasks.

It takes approximately two weeks to build a complete house. We encourage volunteers to work for two weeks in order to see the construction of a house from the ground up. The work sites vary considerably, depending on rural or community settings and the general context of the family.  Usually, construction volunteers are placed in small towns near Antigua, but depending on the volunteers’ preferences and our current work sites, we can arrange for our volunteers to work in even more rural areas.

We want to ensure that our volunteers enjoy a safe, enriching, and fun experience in Guatemala. Constru Casa staff will help volunteers arrange accommodation (hotel, hostel or home-stay), transportation, and a Spanish school (if needed). Constru Casa will also provide a complete orientation to the project and construction work and offer full support during your stay. We can help to arrange accommodation, transport, and activities according to your wishes.


For more information about volunteer work with Constru Casa please download our Volunteer Manual. For team schedules and availability, check our project calendar.  If you would like to be a Construction Volunteer for Constru Casa, please send an email to: voluntario@construcasa.org

 

Group / Service Trips

Constru Casa welcomes groups of volunteers who would like to visit Guatemala and volunteer with Constru Casa. We ask that large groups contact us well in advance of your trip so we can make sure you have a great experience with us.

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