Summer volunteering opportunity in Ukraine

GoCamp need international volunteers for their camps in 2018

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. 

Available options: 

GoCamp Afterschool

  • February 23 - March 16, 2018 - 3-week GoCamp AfterSchool all over Ukraine (with free weekends and orientation training on February 23-25)

GoCamp

June 2018 

  • June 2 - June 20 (training for volunteers on June 2-5)
  • June 9 - June 27 (training for volunteers on June 9-12)

August 2018

  • August 2 - August 17 (training for volunteers on August 2-5)
  • August 9 - August 23 (training for volunteers on August 9-12)

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 old
  • speak English/German/French fluently
  • enthusiastic to work with kids
  • interested or experienced in developing social projects valuable for the local community
  • wants to share the knowledge with the young generation of Ukrainians

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.