Are you a team player with creative building skills looking for a challenge as a volunteer? Participating in this Construction and Renovation Project will put your skills to the test adapting them to use traditional construction methods to build long-houses and renovating local schools. Your contribution to the project will benefit the local villages through your voluntary work at village schools, playgrounds, libraries and other facilities.
Constructing Long-houses is becoming more popular in Malaysia because they are cool to live in as well as being fun to build. Their design is derived from the original long-houses which were constructed in the community, also using the same clay materials as much as possible. Harvesting the insulating qualities of the clay is an excellently ecological method to maintain a cool temperature within the home, making them healthy for both the inhabitants and the environment. Traditional construction methods passed down through generations of Malaysian people mean that even without any previous training in the building industry, you will be able to contribute to the process. As well as constructing the long houses, there are roles which involve the preparation of materials ready for building. Participating on this project will guarantee you a good time as you develop new skills.
Monday to Friday
You will begin with a good breakfast to set you up for your active day on site. After travelling to the school, you will be met by a coordinator and the school staff, who will put you into groups with the other volunteers and brief you on your activities. Your working day will be around 4-5 hours long, with a break for lunch which you will have at a nearby restaurant. You should expect to carry out heavy work at the site. At the end of the day you will travel back to the accommodation centre, having time to stop at the local town if needed.