What can you expect on a LiveDifferent Build?
Meet New Friends
On top of building relationships with local people, you’ll make friends with people from all over the world.
Work, work, work
Our Builds will have you working alongside our community partners, contractors, and local families. See country details for more information.
You’ll experience the culture and daily life of our host community while also exploring beaches, local markets, and more.
A Safe Environment
Health and safety remain our top priority. Daily screening will take place and the rapid testing of volunteers, staff, contractors, and families will happen throughout the Build.
Health, safety, and going the extra mile to ensure everyone’s well-being.
The well-being of everyone involved is our main priority, so all volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated, have out-of-country medical insurance that includes coverage for COVID-19, and participate in daily screening and regular rapid testing during the Build along with all other volunteers, staff, contractors, and families we will be building alongside.
In addition to implementing the above COVID-19 precautions, we will continue to actively track all updates from the World Health Organization, the Canadian Travel Advisories, the Government Advisories of Canada, and our international partner communities.
You will help bring families home.
By the time you finish your Build, you will have played a role in bringing change to the lives of families and communities. To see more tangible examples of the impact of a Build, check out more before and after pictures.
Fundraising will help you get there.
You’ll be able to point people to your own personal fundraising page and when people donate to your Build, we’ll be able to issue tax receipts based on their relationship to you! This is a nice perk to mention when asking friends and family to support your Build.
It’s time to get back out there.
Over the years, our volunteers have worked alongside communities to welcome over 570 families into safe places to call home.
To begin, pick a country, fundraise, and experience!
And always remember, we’re here when you need us.
Questions? Fire away.
We’ve compiled a list of the most common questions we’ve received over the years but feel free to reach out to us anytime to connect.
If you’re a parent or guardian doing some research, we’ve made it easy for you to find benefits, answers to frequently-asked-questions, and general information on our Builds.
My experience with live different changed my life. Working in the community alongside local people taught me so much. I learned about the power of community and love, as cliche as that sounds. I didn't expect this experience to influence me as much as it did.EmmaStudent- Dominican Republic, 2015
There is no better feeling than experiencing the culture of the people you are working alongside of. You no longer can see poverty as a statistic but as familiar faces and names. You get your world rocked in the best of ways.SarahStudent- Mexico, 2015