The Big Build

The Big Build is our volunteering experience for students and is all about seeing first-hand the impact your fundraising has.

The Big Build is our volunteering experience for students. It’s all about seeing first-hand the impact your fundraising can have. You live and work in the community you’re fundraising for on a construction project that will make a lasting impact on the lives of some of the children we help, learning loads about local culture at the same time.

Key Information

  • A choice of 3 countries: Morocco, Nepal or Tanzania
  • A two week itinerary with the option of staying out longer if you book your own flights
  • Easter and Summer Dates
  • Groups of between 12 and 18 students. All volunteers are required to make an application, due to the limited number of places
  • The chance to take part in our unique Big Build Development Course (learning more about Childreach International and International Development, as well as enhancing employability and leadership skills)

How much do I fundraise?

Your fundraising target will be between £1,350 and £1,450 if you book your own flights and between £1,750 and £2,250 if we book them for you (depending on which country you go to).

Don’t panic! You’ve got an award winning Student Fundraising Team behind you, who’ve helped thousands of students hit their targets. We can offer advice, run fundraising workshops at your University and give you access to an abundance of online resources. You’ll also have a Team Leader from your Uni to provide that extra support all year round.

There will be a non-refundable registration fee of £195 to secure your place.

This year The Big Build is running from a select number of universities, however there are also open groups so everyone has the chance to get involved. (In fact, if there’s a group of you interested at your university, get in touch about setting up a group!).

Read about a past Big Build experience

Amy, our Student Volunteer Manager, recently went on the Big Build Nepal. She wrote a diary about her experience, part of which we have published on our website. Click here to read an excerpt of her diary if you want to know what it's like to go on a Big Build.