Summer volunteering opportunity in Ukraine

GoCamp need 1000 international volunteers for their camps in 2017

What's it all about?

GoCamp is a new wave of English summer camps for children. During the three weeks of camp, children from small cities or villages (who have never been to other countries or interacted with foreigners) can take part in activities and interact with foreign volunteers to build their English language skills and have fun. 

Using a specially developed programme, children will learn how to work in teams, communicate in a multicultural environment, think critically, and to be tolerant of others. The main goal is to educate a new young generation of active and conscious citizens of Ukraine, capable of life long learning, and prepared for the challenges of the 21st century, fluent in foreign languages and open to other cultures and experiences. 

For full details of this opportunity, including up-to-date information, you should consult the opportunity provider's website

Where can students go?

Volunteers will be placed in one of the numerous GoCamps in all regions of Ukraine except for Donetsk and Luhansk. 

Volunteers' safety and security is priority and no volunteers are sent to areas of conflict.

Available options: 

  • Three week GoCamps all over Ukraine (with free weekends and orientation training)
  • Dates: 29 May 2017 - 16 June 2017
  • Location: all over Ukraine
  • Five week GoCamp AfterSchool pilot project (with free weekends and orientation training)
  • Dates:  27 March 2017 - 28 April 2017
  • Location: Kyiv and Kyiv region

How much does it cost?

Volunteers will need to cover the cost of:

  • a round-trip airfare to Kyiv
  • medical insurance
  • participation fee - $75

The participation fee is used for: transfer from the Kyiv airport; orientation training after arrival to Kyiv; pre-departure support by email; visa support; accommodations; partial meals; travel to your host community and back; SIM-cards for local calls; support from office staff and a 247/7 hotline.

Who is eligible?

Volunteers need to be:

  • at least 18 years of age
  • Have upper intermediate or above level of English or be a native-speaker
  • Have experience or an interest in these four strands: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics), Citizenship, Leadership and Career Exploration, Sports and Health.

They'll also be expected to act in a professional manner to provide the kids with a quality and memorable stay while they are at camp. Along with the training, volunteers are encouraged to engage in activities they enjoy and can teach children more about, as well as the various cultures you come from.

For more information visit the British Council's Study Work Create page on this opportunity here: 

https://www.britishcouncil.org/study-work-create/opportunity/work-volunt...