Volunteer Build is building better lives together
Volunteer Build provides safe, quality and affordable volunteering. Volunteer teams build homes & school classrooms for the poor and abandoned, as well as undertaking cyclone & natural disaster relief in Mexico, Peru, Cambodia, Vietnam, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Nepal. Working with our partners in each country, our experienced trip guides create space for you to not only build, but to participate in other volunteering opportunities such as feeding the homeless, delivering much needed aid to orphanages and women’s refuges, and visiting the forgotten in prision. Join one of our Volunteer Build Teams today and do something incredible!
NO PRIOR BUILDING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
Check out our upcoming trip to Mexico
Volunteer Build partners include
Help us by helping them
School classrooms built
NZDollars given directly to the poor through our projects
Joining one of our Expeditions is as easy as
Join one of the Volunteer Build Teams today and do your part to help eliminate world poverty!
Mexico is located between the U.S. and Central America and has a diverse landscape of mountains, deserts and jungles. Our Volunteer Build teams build homes for the poor and homeless in the arid colonias of southern Tijuana, as well as feeding the homeless and visiting the forgotten in prison. Join us on our next departure 28th September 2019.
Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. It has a population of 100,651 people, of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu. Volunteer Build teams provide cyclone relief by building robust schools, homes and cyclone evacuation centres. Our next Tonga trip departs 6th July 2019.
The Volunteer Build experience
People often ask why not just donate money? Maybe it will be used more efficiently? If we had of thought that we wouldn’t have experienced the poverty some Mexican’s live in (sometimes only 1 toilet per street if you’re lucky!), the joy on the families face at seeing their new house, the comradeship of sharing the experience and the emotional experience of visiting orphanages and feeding the homeless. We returned one year after our first trip to see the house being used as a home. Its amazing seeing how a relatively small amount of our money changes a families life.
That’s all the reasons why we may return for the third time… David & Anne Taylor
The best thing about Break Free trips is the difference you can make to people’s lives in a short amount of time and seeing how grateful they are for something that took only a little sacrifice of money and time on my part. Getting to experience the real culture of a place rather than just from a tourist’s perspective.
The most challenging thing about Break Free trips is the feeling there is always more you can do for others. Also it can be hard coming back and adjusting to the NZ way of life in which we have so much but always want more.
The highlights for me on all of my trips have been working alongside the local people to build the houses. Sharing a laugh while building despite not being able to communicate verbally. Usually handing over the keys is pretty special too. Rebecca Dowdle
It was great. Met wonderful people, who I still keep in contact with.
The highlights were being able to bless people and share Gods love.
Diana runs these trips so well, I felt safe and a part of a team, which I love.
She is so well organised and lets you know what’s happening which I found helpful.
Thank you to Break Free Expeditions for a wonderful opportunity to bless others. Jo Hambleton