Construction worker
Nicaragua
A charity organization Health&Help is looking for a Construction Worker to join our team in February 2019, to be based in a village at Chinandego Department, Nicaragua and help the project pro bono.
Basic requirements
Participation fee
no fee
Age
18+
Program duration
1-6 months
Working hours
8 hours a day, 6 days a week
Delivering humanitarian help in personal baggage
Language skills
There are several languages being used at the clinic
English
B1
Russian
A2
Spanish
A2
Additional skills
Driving a car
desirable
Conditions
Hot meals*
vegetarian
3 times/day
Place to stay in shared house*
2-3 people in a room
Program include
Purchasing food and household supplies for clinic volunteers
Humanitarian help
Our volunteers are expected to deliver 15 kilograms of hu­man­i­tar­ian help (med­ical sup­plies and drugs):
Constructional materials
will be given by H&H, baggage expenses are covered by volunteer

In this role you will be ex­pected to work on build­ings, roads and other con­struc­tion pro­jects. You will be the one to help the plans of ar­chi­tects and en­gi­neers come to life and be­come full and solid struc­tures.

Ex­pe­ri­ence in work­ing on rel­e­vant pro­jects and us­ing equip­ment is es­sen­tial. You must have phys­i­cal strength, en­durance and work well with your hands. Be­ing good in col­lab­o­ra­tion and fol­low­ing in­struc­tions and safety rules, are also im­por­tant.

A suc­cess­ful can­di­date is:

  • Is not less than 18 years old;
  • Is tol­er­ant and ac­cept­ing of for­eign cul­tures and lifestyles;
  • De­tail and goal-ori­ented;
  • Good in his/​​her own field;
  • An emerg­ing leader, true team player, a sharer rather than a pro­tec­tor; has the abil­ity to jug­gle with sev­eral mat­ters at one time.

The re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in­clude:

  • Par­tic­i­pat­ing in con­struc­tion works un­der the guid­ance of pro­jec­t’s ar­chi­tects;
  • Tak­ing var­i­ous tasks on, in­clud­ing house­hold chores;
  • Fol­low­ing the gen­eral sched­ule for all vol­un­teers;
  • Han­dling con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als and other sup­plies care­fully and ra­tio­nally;
  • Keep­ing the con­struc­tion site and places of gen­eral use in or­der;
  • Show­ing re­spect and keep­ing your dis­tance from lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties;
  • Par­tic­i­pat­ing ac­tively in ed­u­cat­ing lo­cal cit­i­zens on san­i­tary and eco­log­i­cal is­sues.

We of­fer:

  • A place to stay and hot meals to eat free of charge;
  • A let­ter of rec­om­men­da­tion upon re­quest;
  • A friendly team, full of pro­fes­sion­als;
  • An op­por­tu­nity to de­velop your skills and find out more about your­self and other peo­ple and cul­tures;
  • End­less love and grat­i­tude from all the lo­cals, fel­low vol­un­teers and all over the world;
  • A 8 hours work­ing day, 6 days a week.

Our vol­un­teers are pro­vided with three meals a day (veg­e­tar­ian menu) and ac­com­mo­da­tion (tents). The con­tract does not of­fer travel or any other ex­penses re­im­burse­ment op­tion. The con­tract of­fers you a six-day work­ing week, eight hours every day. A leave is a sub­ject to dis­cus­sion in case vol­un­teer signs a two-month con­tract. A do­na­tion to cover the ba­sic ex­penses will be much ap­pre­ci­ated. Please note that the con­struc­tion site is lo­cated in a dis­tant, away from civ­i­liza­tion, area; seven to ten peo­ple will par­tic­i­pate in the pro­ject si­mul­ta­ne­ously.