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Volunteer With Housing Development in Uruguay
Since the 1990’s, government programs in Uruguay have launched plans of assistance to social emergency to help the poorest people in Uruguay.
The “Habitat Improvement Program” is part of an agreement between the local government of Treinta y Tres (IMTT), the Ministry of Social Development (MSD)and Habitat for Humanity in Uruguay.
The main aim of the project is to improve housing among the local poor with active participation of the people; giving them materials and technical assistance; working with the government and Habitat for Humanity to support their common goals of housing the poor.
Duties and Activities
Volunteers will participate in selecting needy families from the public based on their economic needs, and on the territorial and housing quality criteria for the local area.
In addition, international volunteers will participate in building and construction, and training of the local people in construction and community development and management.Combining Uruguay Programs
Spanish Language Requirements
Basic Spanish is strongly recommended but not required. International volunteers and interns abroad without working knowledge of Spanish are encouraged to sign up for our one week Survival Spanish program to acquire basic Spanish skills.
The Application Process
Frequently Asked Questions.For answers to your questions not provided on this or other linked pages (top bar and left bar column), please go to the Uruguay Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Uruguay Program Highlights
Treinta Y Tres.
Length of Program:
2 to 12 weeks.
2nd and 4th Thursday of every Month.
Airport Arrival Time:
By 11:00 AM, day prior to starting date.
Projects within walking distance from home.
Mondays to Fridays. 3 to 8 hours daily.
For international volunteer Uruguay program fees, please click here.