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Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan: Youth Volunteer Organization “Leadership” (LSM-01)

Dates

01/04/2022   -   01/04/2024

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Tags

Social
Educational
Study

Fee

USD 822 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 250 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
17 - 70
Max number of volunteers
4
Still room for
2 Male + 2 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Bishkek (Frunze) (FRU)
Nearest bus/train station
We have small station near the parking in airport to join bus station Bishkek to Karakol. Find for more details in the Directions to Meeting point.

Work

Desirable Skills:
• Website design
• Accounting
• Public Relations
• Media
You will be able to work in the following sphere of activities:
 Assist in the coordination of our youth volunteer and the organization of regular meetings as well as motivation and team-building activities.
 Participate in the organization and implementation of various events.
 Plan and implement short-term international volunteer projects and summer camps together with the program coordinator.
 Get involved in fundraising activities.
 Actively participate in our current projects.
 Hold language courses and discussion clubs.
 Create any PR materials for our organization: possibilities include booklets, mini clips, photo exhibitions, etc.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation: Volunteers will live with a local host family; they will provide a private room and all the necessary conveniences. You will join your host family for breakfast and dinner while lunch will be provided at the office with other members of the Leadership.

Location and leisure

Weekend Excursion: On the weekend volunteers will have an opportunity to visit Karakol town and see its sightseeing. Another option would be to hike up to the nearby Altyn Arashan health resort where you can enjoy natural hot springs.

Project hosted by

Leadership is a non-profit organization bringing together young volunteers with the mission of involving youth in civil society through volunteerism, project design, and cooperation both locally and internationally. Leadership was founded on November 1, 2005, as a youth volunteer organization under the auspices of the public association Leader, a center of civic society initiatives.

Directions to meeting point

We confirm the meeting place when we send the volunteer an invitation to participate in the camp.
From the airport to the avtovokzal in Bishkek (bus station)

Option 1: From the airport, you must go to the avtovokzal (or the bus station), where you will then get on a bus that goes to Karakol. From the airport, you can either take a marshrutka, which is a large van type of public transportation. When exiting the airport, this van will be to the right. There is a small sign with a van/bus on it where it comes. The marshrutka comes about every 30 minutes. The cost is standard 60 com. Just tell the driver avtovokzal" and he will tell you when you are there. The ride is about 20 to 30 minutes. Note: If you ask taxi drivers where the marshrutka is or when its coming, they will all tell you that it doesn’t exist or isn’t working that day to try and get you to take a taxi instead.

Option 2: Option 2 is to take a taxi from the airport to the avtovokzal. This is an easier but more expensive route. A taxi from the airport to the avtovokzal costs about 700 com (for the whole car). So if you plan to meet up with someone, you can share a cab for the price of 700 coms. If you share with a stranger however they will try to charge you 700 coms each. For this option, people usually just hire the entire cab for 800 coms and it will take you straight to the avtovokzal. Note: You must haggle and bargain for taxi's. 800 is the usual price, but they will try to charge foreigners as much as up to 2,000 com and try to get away with that price. You must say 700 com and be confident and walk away if (when) they say no. The taxi driver will then say okay and take the 700, or walk away and find another taxi driver. With a taxi the trip is about 20 minutes.

From the avtovokzal (bus stop) in Bishkek to Karakol:

Option 1: At the bus stop in Bishkek, there are a line of about 15 marshrutka's (large van like types of transportation) each with its own destination. The second van goes to Karakol. It will be parked in the second spot underneath the sign that says Karakol. The standard price is 400 com (no aggling/negotiating required) and it will take you to the bus stop in Karakol. The entire trip is around 6 hours, and it stops half way through at a rest area where people can use the bathroom and grab a snack or bite to eat. If you have to go to the bathroom before then, just ask the driver to stop and they will stop on the side of the road (or a public outhouse if you are very lucky and there is one near). They often have them at gas stations so if you are shy about going behind a bush, tell the driver to stop at the next gas station with a toilet (which will be an outhouse).

Option 2: The second option is a taxi. Some haggling is again required (they won't try to rip you off as much as at the airport, but they might say a price several hundred com above the normal price). Again say you know the price is 600 and they will usually agree to that price. However, in the summer it can be around 600 com and sometimes even up to 700 com. Step wagons (cars with 7 seats) will cost about 600 com, where a car with only 4 seats will cost about 600 coms. Aim for 600, as it is possible. As above, the trip is about 6 hours, maybe slightly faster (I usually take the marshrutka as there isn't much of a difference but its cheaper). The taxi will also stop half way through at a rest stop and will stop alongside the road if you say you need to go to the bathroom (men will just turn away from the road several meters behind the taxi, where women will find a bush to hide behind when a bathroom stop is needed).

Note: Some taxi drivers will drop you off at the avtovokzal in karakol (same as option 1), but some will take you straight to your home address (for no additional cost). This is something that must be negotiated before you leave. Simply ask the driver if they will drive you to the avtovokzal, or all the way to your home.

Additional comments

Why Kyrgyzstan?

We offer unique opportunity for people who are not afraid of travel hardships, adventures, who enjoy hiking, kayaking, swimming in the lake, living in yurt, camping in the mountains and learning new culture and languages.

Our organization is flexible in receiving couples, friends, not upper-limit aged people.

Note: A volunteer is requested to have basic skills working with disabled people, as well as basic Russian or Kyrgyz language skills. New methods/approaches are always welcomed.

Requirements

Program Requirements
Language: Though the working language of international volunteers is English, at least basic knowledge of Russian is recommended to communicate efficiently with local volunteers and staff members of the organization. Beginner’s Russian/Kyrgyz language lessons are provided in the participation fee. Knowledge of other world languages is welcome; this will enable you to hold language courses with local volunteers and other youth in Karakol.

Other skills: To participate in the program you are expected to have past experience with volunteer work, working as a part of a team, and depending on which project, working with teenagers. For certain projects, it is recommended to bring literature and CDs with language teaching programs. We also expect you to be motivated and to actively participate in your own program’s implementation and evaluation process.

Duration of the Program and Your Schedule
To be admitted you must be able to participate for at least one month while the maximum period of involvement is one year. Your work will range from 6 to 8 hours per day, depending on a mutual agreement and the needs of the host organization. Normally volunteers work Monday through Friday, though special events and activities sometimes require their presence during weekends.

Note: We welcome all volunteers who are enthusiastic, creative, and motivated to work with orphan children. Alcohol and drugs are not permitted during the camp or at the accommodation venues. Smoking is not allowed while volunteers are with children.

Insurance: Volunteers should come with their health and accident insurance.

Cambodia Cambodia: Development for Cambodian Children (DCC) (CYA2274)

Dates

30/01/2023   -   11/02/2023

Feedback from 5 volunteers

Tags

Educational
Social

Fee

USD 770 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
USD 220 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 35
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
4 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Siem Reap (REP)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

Volunteers are going to participate in different activities such as teaching English and computer for DCC students, organize sport activities with teenagers, and participate in social development and environmental protection with local people. Beside, volunteers will also have opportunity to learn from local community through community challenge & mapping and learn from other volunteers through sharing sessions and free time activities organize by camp leader during the camp.

Accomodation and food

Volunteer will stay together at a hosting family inside the village. Food will be prepared by hosting family but they will be asked to serve, clean, and wash dishes by yourself. three meals per day will be provided with the basic Cambodian dishes.

Location and leisure

There are plenty of tourist attraction sites located in or nearby Battambang province for example: Phnom Sampov, Prasat Phnom Banan, Phnom Yat, and more.. Volunteer can explore by themselves during their free day. DCC is not far from Battambang city therefore, beside your free day touring you can also have fun by interacting with local people, teenagers and children during your free time by organizing different activities so bring your flexibility and creativity.

Volunteers will have a weekend off to explore some tourist spots around the project site or places in Battambang province. We will not arrange any tour for you therefore, you will need to manage it by yourself or with other volunteers of where you would like to spend the weekend. There are some interesting options for you to explore. The project coordinator can introduce you to some attractions but still, the decision is yours and He/she also can help to arrange the transportation for you as well if you needed.

Project hosted by

Development for Cambodian Children (DCC) is a community based organization which has been working to provide local children and teenagers English competency, computer skill, and engage them in community development since 2002. DCC believes that through voluntary service, we will be able to create a better future for our local children and teenagers while helping local people to protect and preserve their protect forest in the area of their management. Above activities will also provide you a lots of exciting experience and life learning for yourself as well.

Directions to meeting point

Volunteers who participate in the DCC program could fly to Phnom Penh Int’l airport as you are going to gather at the CYA office in Phnom Penh for the orientation and on arrival training session before departure to your project. There are several means of transportation you can take in Phnom Penh such PassApp, Grab, Buses, and others. You can download the app to your phone and use it. The map below will show you how to get to the office or you go to google maps and type "Cambodian Youth Action" as your destination. CYA office hour: 08:00 am - 16:00 pm so in case you arrive later please contact our staff members in advance. For your convenience, we would like to ask you to share with us your flight information so that we can help you arrange your pick-up. Or volunteers could fly to Siem Reap International Airport then take a bus to DCC by themselves.

For your convenient, we would like to suggest you to fly to Phnom Penh because that way we can find a transportation for you to DCC and you do not have to worry about finding a transportation yourself.

Additional comments

what to bring?
- Positive energy to work and live the local lifestyle
- Idea for energizing games and activities during you free time
- Knowledge, education, and information about your country so that you can share with other participants
- Sunscreen: It would be helpful for outside activities and traveling since the Cambodia sun is brutal. - Hand sanitizer: always useful just in case you can’t wash your hands at a particular moment
- Clothes: Cambodia is hot all year round, even in rainy season – the heat and the humidity combine to make most people sweat a lot.
- Comfortable clothes and shoes for daily and activities, and a set smart clothes. Covering up in a hot climate might sound mad, but it’s great protection against the sun.
- Some personal medicine such as allergy, mosquito repellent, and other emergencies medicine though we will provide first aids for basic condition.
- Traditional cloth that you might want to wear in the international night
- Food and ingredients for international dinner and snack so that you can share with local  people.

Requirements

What do we expect from you?

  • Volunteers read and understood this information. Stay the entire length of project.
  • Volunteers are aware about the concept of international voluntary service which is not a cheap way of spending your holiday but a voluntary activity that need your high motivation and willing to achieve a certain goal together with team.
  • Realize that living condition in Cambodia is much difference from your home country (no warm water, no air-conditioning, not easy to access to international phone and internet, no soft beds, and the food is also differences etc). Volunteers should understand about the aims of project and realize that learning about Cambodian way and social contact is more important than manual work.
  • Volunteers are open minded, leave prejudice behind and show initiative.
  • Volunteers should understand the situation of spending time with local people who do not speak English very well.
  • Volunteers should try the effort in trying to communicate in basic Khmer language or other way of communicating (work, pictures, gestures, etc). If you will try, you will be amazed how quick you will learn basic Khmer language.
  • Do not complain if any activities do not happen as planned. It is depending on condition and situation. So, bring some flexibilities and you will stay relax and avoid a lot of stress and frustration for yourself.
Cambodia Cambodia: Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) (CYA2275)

Dates

06/02/2023   -   18/02/2023

Feedback from 5 volunteers

Tags

Educational
Environmental
Manual Work

Fee

USD 770 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
USD 220 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 35
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + 6 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Phnom Penh (PNH)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

Volunteers are going to work in various activities such organizing ceremonies and events with local people, teaching English, music, arts, and sports to children, create vegetable farms, and working with local people in income generation program.

Accomodation and food

The volunteer accommodation is located right at the Center facility. There are two toilets and bathrooms next to the house where the volunteers are staying. The room is shared by four people. Everybody has their own bed, blanket and pillow and a mosquito net. The dorm is aligned to our kitchen, where all volunteers cook together.

Accommodation outside the project during the free day is excluded so volunteers are asked to cover your own expenses.

Location and leisure

There are plenty of tourist attraction sites such as Teuk Chhou, Bokor national park, Rabit island, and more.. that you can explore during your free day. CSD is on open space in there mote area so beside your free day touring you can also have fun by interacting with local people, teenagers and children during your free time by organizing different activities so bring your flexibility and creativity.

Project hosted by

After 4 years of progress, we are now transforming CYA - Learning Center (CLC) into the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) where we will expand our work from education into community development. The center will include activities such as vegetable farm, solar Installation, and improve the quality and expand the market for soap products. Of course, we are continuing to improve our education program for local children and teenagers. We will include computers, arts, and music into its existing English classes. CSD is located in a remote area of Kampot province. It takes about 2 hours 30 minutes from Phnom Penh. We are looking forward to working with you and your volunteers!

Directions to meeting point

Volunteers who participate in the CSD, we would like to suggest you fly to Phnom Penh Int’l airport. Everyone will gather at the CYA office in Phnom Penh for the orientation session. There are several means of transportation you can take in Phnom Penh such PassApp, Grab, Buses, and others. You can download the app to your phone and use it. The map below will show you how to get to the office or you go to google maps and type "Cambodian Youth Action" as your destination. We would like to ask volunteers to arrive at our office between 8:30 - 10:30 am as the orientation session will be conducted at 10:45.

Additional comments

What to bring?
- Positive energy to work and live the local lifestyle
- Idea for energizing games and activities during you free time
- Knowledge, education, and information about your country so that you can share with other participants
- Sunscreen: It would be helpful for outside activities and traveling since the Cambodia sun is brutal.
- Hand sanitizer: always useful just in case you can’t wash your hands at a particular moment
- Clothes: Cambodia is hot all year round, even in rainy season – the heat and the humidity combine to make most people sweat a lot.
- Comfortable clothes and shoes for daily and activities, and a set smart clothes. Covering up in a hot climate might sound mad, but it’s great protection against the sun.
- Some personal medicine such as allergy, mosquito repellent, and other emergencies medicine though we will provide first aids for basic condition.
- Traditional cloth that you might want to wear in the international night
- Food and ingredients for international dinner and snack so that you can share with local people.

Requirements

What do we expect from you?

  • Volunteers read and understood this information. Stay the entire length of project.
  • Volunteers are aware about the concept of international voluntary service which is not a cheap way of spending your holiday but a voluntary activity that need your high motivation and willing to achieve a certain goal together with team.
  • Realize that living condition in Cambodia is much difference from your home country (no warm water, no air-conditioning, not easy to access to international phone and internet, no soft beds, and the food is also differences etc). Volunteers should understand about the aims of project and realize that learning about Cambodian way and social contact is more important than manual work.
  • Volunteers are open minded, leave prejudice behind and show initiative.
  • Volunteers should understand the situation of spending time with local people who do not speak English very well.
  • Volunteers should try the effort in trying to communicate in basic Khmer language or other way of communicating (work, pictures, gestures, etc). If you will try, you will be amazed how quick you will learn basic Khmer language.
  • Do not complain if any activities do not happen as planned. It is depending on condition and situation. So, bring some flexibilities and you will stay relax and avoid a lot of stress and frustration for yourself.
Cambodia Cambodia: Trapaing Sangke Fishing Community (TFC) (CYA2276)

Dates

06/02/2023   -   18/02/2023

Feedback from 5 volunteers

Tags

Environmental

Fee

USD 770 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
USD 220 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 35
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + 6 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Phnom Penh (PNH)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

Organize workshops with local people to promote the understanding of mangroves forest to people lives and collect mangrove seeds, seedling, and planting mangroves in TFC protected area while maintaining the planted mangroves.

Accomodation and food

Volunteer will stay together in share bungalows at community center that CYA rents. The basic meals in Cambodian dishes will be cooked by volunteers in daily shift.

Location and leisure

There are plenty of tourist attraction sites such as Teuk Chhou, Bokor national park, Rabit island, and more.. that you can explore during your free day. TFC is on open space in the remote area so beside your free day touring you can also have fun by interacting with local people, teenagers and children during your free time by organizing different activities so bring your flexibility and creativity.

Project hosted by

Trapaing Sangke Fishing Community (TFC) is a community based organization aims at preserve and protect mangrove forest to maintain ecology system and increase lives in the sea such as crap, fish, shrimp, etc. so that fishermen can stay and earn income in their community without migrate to other countries. CYA have been working with TFC since 2012 to support their initiative and through our cooperation in 2014, TFC became a popular eco - tourism site receiving hundreds of tourists every weeks. TFC is a successful project because of the strong support of our volunteers and as usual volunteers are still in needs to work hand in hand with local people in supporting its growth and to make sure local people will keep TFC cleans and more mangroves are plants and nursing.

Directions to meeting point

All Volunteers are recommended to flight to Phnom Penh International Airport for the on arrival training & orientation. There are several means of transportation you can take in Phnom Penh such PassApp, Grab, Buses, and others. You can download the app to your phone and use it. The map below will show you how to get to the office or you go to google maps and type "Cambodian Youth Action" as your destination. Volunteers are requested to arrive at CYA office between 8 - 10am so that they can join the orientation session where more information about CYA and its projects will be shared. All volunteers will departure to their project site in the afternoon after lunch. Our project coordinator/camp - leader will help to arrange their transportation but volunteers will pay on their own.

Additional comments

What to bring?
- Positive energy to work and live the local lifestyle
- Idea for energizing game and activities during you free time
- Knowledge, education, and information about your country so that you can share with other participants
- More clothes or you will need to wash it every day as you are going to work a lot in the water.
- Shoes that can walk in the mud and water will be good to bring with you.
- Some personal medicine such as allergy, mosquito repellent, and other emergencies medicine though we will provide first aids for basic condition.
- Traditional cloth that you might want to wear in the international night
Food and ingredients for international dinner and snack so that you can share with local people.

Requirements

What we expect from you?

  • Volunteers are read and understood this information. Be in time and stay the entire length of work camp.
  • Volunteers are aware about the concept of international voluntary service, especially International - - Work Camp which is not a cheap way of spending your holiday but a voluntary activity that need your high motivation and willing to achieve a certain goal together with your team.
  • Realize that living condition in Cambodia is much difference from your home country (no warm water, no air conditioning, not easy to access to international phone and internet, no soft beds, and the food is also differences etc).
  • Volunteers should understand about the aims of the work camp and realize that learning about Cambodian way and social contact is more important than manual work.
  • Volunteers are open minded, leave prejudice behind and show initiative. Volunteers should understand the situation of spending time with local people who do not speak English very well.
  • Volunteers should try the effort in trying to communicate in basic Khmer language or other way of communicating (work, pictures, gestures, etc). If you will try, you will be amazed how quick you will learn basic Khmer language.
  • Do not complain because the changing schedule during the camp, it’s depending on condition and situation. So bring some flexibilities and you will stay relax and avoid a lot of stress and frustration for yourself.
Kenya Kenya: NYAMIRA MISSIONARIES CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (KVDA/STV/02A)

Dates

06/02/2023   -   27/02/2023

Feedback from 7 volunteers

Tags

Cultural
Manual Work
Social

Fee

USD 876 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 99
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
8 Male + 12 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Nairobi (NBO)
Nearest bus/train station
Airport pick-up services: • The port of entry to Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. • Airport pick up will be done on provision of full flight details. • Volunteers will stay at Nairobi South YMCA Hostel at a subsidized fees ahead of their project placement.

Work

Manual work and Intercultural activities:
• Weaving
• Art work
• Women training on self-awareness and confidence building
• Women training on entrepreneurship skills and financial management
• Meetings and media campaign on women empowerment in leadership
• Home visits and topical discussion with the local people

Accomodation and food

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD
• The host community will provide a house to accommodate the volunteers with very basic living conditions.
• Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges.
• KVDA will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook their own meals in turns.
• Water is available from springs and it is recommended that drinking water should be boiled or medicated.
• Mineral water available at supermarkets is also recommended.
• There is electricity connection at the project and so the volunteers can use electric appliances.

Location and leisure

EDUCATIONAL TOURS
KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.

Project hosted by

VISION
To be the best cultural performers and handicraft makers in Kenya
MISSION
To create an environment where personal and cultural change that support each other in the context of community.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
1. To establish a presence of a successful suppler of soapstone carvings, clay and wooden artifacts locally and internationally.
2. To gain a substantial market share of the artifacts and cultural performance and tourist centre at local and international level.
3. To run orphanage home to cater for orphans and children from poor families for their shelter, food and education.
4. To engage into community development for empowering women and youth for them to be self-reliant in generating income and being in touch with socio-political realities in the country and at international level.
5. To engage into voluntary services at local and international level with interested organizations who have common objectives with our organizations to improves living standards of human beings across the world.
BACKGROUND
Nyamira missionaries was founded and registered with social development in 2002 in Kenya.
The organization is located at Nyaramba -Nyamira County in South Nyanza Region of Kenya.
The organization consists of 137 members consisting men, women, youth who vary the age of 18 years to even 80 years. The organization has the office at Nyaramba market in Nyamira county about 10 km from Nyamira town on way to Ikonge town ship center.
The organization is managed is managed by executive committee that consists of chairperson, vice chairperson, the secretary, Vice Secretary, Treasurer and 5 members.

Directions to meeting point

Volunteers will be picked up at the international arrivals terminal and in case of any delays on arrival or enroute, kindly contact KVDA on mobile telephone number +254721650357

Additional comments

THEME: Entrepreneurship skills training

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
-To train women on entrepreneurship skills and financial management
-To empower men, women and community leaders on leadership
-To build capacity of women on life skills and self-confidence
ACTIVITIES
-Women training on self-awareness and confidence building
-Women training on entrepreneurship skills and financial management
-Meetings and media campaign on women empowerment in leadership
TARGET GROUPS
Activity 1: Young women aged 18 - 35
Activity 2: Young women aged 18 - 35
Activity 3: Young women aged 18 – 35
- Men aged 18-35
- Community leaders 35+
METHODS: Energizers, group discussions, group presentations, audio, videos, site visits, testimonies
INDICATORS
Objective 1:
a) Number of women have increased knowledge on entrepreneurship skills and financial management;
b) Number of women have started their own business
Objective 2:
a) number of women and man having skills on leadership;
b) number of women competing for leadership positions;
c) number of women who are participating in community meeting
Objective 3:
a) number of speeches to women in the community;
b) number of women taking local leadership roles in the community

Requirements

What to carry?
This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others
DONATION AND GIFTS:
These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.

Japan Japan: Ozuchi 1 (NICE-23S-0206A)

Dates

06/02/2023   -   12/02/2023

Feedback from 38 volunteers

Tags

Cultural
Environmental

Fee

USD 596 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
JPY 6000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 99
Max number of volunteers
6
Still room for
3 Male + 3 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
Tokyo (NRT)
Nearest bus/train station
The nearest airport is Komatsu for domestic and Osaka (KIX), Nagoya (NGO) or Tokyo (HND/ NRT) for international flights. It takes 4 hours by express train from Osaka or Nagoya and 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by highway night bus from Tokyo. Vols. need to arrive at Japan by the end of Feb. 05 and can leave Japan from the midnight of Feb. 12.

Work

Main work is removing snow and clean up the traditional renovated house. And also discuss and plan events to promote the attractions of this village! We possibly also support agriculture and do some other work for the community. Work may be changed due to weather and snow conditions, so flexible attitude is necessary.

Accomodation and food

Renovated house (traditional house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Winter Sleeping bag is needed! Cooked by volunteers. Wi-Fi and internet are fine. There is a cat.

Location and leisure

The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is far from 30 minute from Kaga-onsen station. And surrounded by mountains, you can enjoy rich nature.

Project hosted by

This project is actively working for SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura (SOM) since 2013. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but This village had become abandoned and one of the former villagers (Founder of SOM) was maintaining the terraced rice fields alone from his home in the town. 10 houses are still remained and the area was designated as Nation's Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. SOM tries to improve this situation by young voluntary power.

Additional comments

  • Study theme
    Best practice to revive depopulated areas in each country and their networking
    - Other activities
    Snow trekking, enjoy Japanese hot spring, enjoy drum baths under the stars.
    - Outcome of this workcamp
    Vols. have been greatly contributing to maintain the fields and the forest path, to organize the culture exchange events for local children and to exchange ideas for improvement regional development. But such workcamps working together, the founder of SOM has got so empowered that he started living there again with his old mother since 2018! Please see the presentation made by the volunteer for the IVS contest in Japan; https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/2017e2 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!)

Requirements

6,000 JPY (45 USD by the rate on 2022 Dec. 22nd) of "NICE Volunteers" fee need to be paid in advance either by Card or PayPal. This is used for the project preparation/ coordination such as the transportation of the camp leaders while the meals and the accommodation are provided by the local host by free.

Cambodia Cambodia: Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) (CYA2279)

Dates

20/02/2023   -   04/03/2023

Feedback from 5 volunteers

Tags

Educational
Environmental
Manual Work

Fee

USD 770 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
USD 220 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 35
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + 6 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Phnom Penh (PNH)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

Volunteers are going to work in various activities such organizing ceremonies and events with local people, teaching English, music, arts, and sports to children, create vegetable farms, and working with local people in income generation program.

Accomodation and food

The volunteer accommodation is located right at the Center facility. There are two toilets and bathrooms next to the house where the volunteers are staying. The room is shared by four people. Everybody has their own bed, blanket and pillow and a mosquito net. The dorm is aligned to our kitchen, where all volunteers cook together.

Accommodation outside the project during the free day is excluded so volunteers are asked to cover your own expenses.

Location and leisure

There are plenty of tourist attraction sites such as Teuk Chhou, Bokor national park, Rabit island, and more.. that you can explore during your free day. CSD is on open space in there mote area so beside your free day touring you can also have fun by interacting with local people, teenagers and children during your free time by organizing different activities so bring your flexibility and creativity.

Project hosted by

After 4 years of progress, we are now transforming CYA - Learning Center (CLC) into the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) where we will expand our work from education into community development. The center will include activities such as vegetable farm, solar Installation, and improve the quality and expand the market for soap products. Of course, we are continuing to improve our education program for local children and teenagers. We will include computers, arts, and music into its existing English classes. CSD is located in a remote area of Kampot province. It takes about 2 hours 30 minutes from Phnom Penh. We are looking forward to working with you and your volunteers!

Directions to meeting point

Volunteers who participate in the CSD, we would like to suggest you fly to Phnom Penh Int’l airport. Everyone will gather at the CYA office in Phnom Penh for the orientation session. There are several means of transportation you can take in Phnom Penh such PassApp, Grab, Buses, and others. You can download the app to your phone and use it. The map below will show you how to get to the office or you go to google maps and type "Cambodian Youth Action" as your destination. We would like to ask volunteers to arrive at our office between 8:30 - 10:30 am as the orientation session will be conducted at 10:45.

Additional comments

What to bring?
- Positive energy to work and live the local lifestyle
- Idea for energizing games and activities during you free time
- Knowledge, education, and information about your country so that you can share with other participants
- Sunscreen: It would be helpful for outside activities and traveling since the Cambodia sun is brutal.
- Hand sanitizer: always useful just in case you can’t wash your hands at a particular moment
- Clothes: Cambodia is hot all year round, even in rainy season – the heat and the humidity combine to make most people sweat a lot.
- Comfortable clothes and shoes for daily and activities, and a set smart clothes. Covering up in a hot climate might sound mad, but it’s great protection against the sun.
- Some personal medicine such as allergy, mosquito repellent, and other emergencies medicine though we will provide first aids for basic condition.
- Traditional cloth that you might want to wear in the international night
- Food and ingredients for international dinner and snack so that you can share with local people.

Requirements

What do we expect from you?

  • Volunteers read and understood this information. Stay the entire length of project.
  • Volunteers are aware about the concept of international voluntary service which is not a cheap way of spending your holiday but a voluntary activity that need your high motivation and willing to achieve a certain goal together with team.
  • Realize that living condition in Cambodia is much difference from your home country (no warm water, no air-conditioning, not easy to access to international phone and internet, no soft beds, and the food is also differences etc). Volunteers should understand about the aims of project and realize that learning about Cambodian way and social contact is more important than manual work.
  • Volunteers are open minded, leave prejudice behind and show initiative.
  • Volunteers should understand the situation of spending time with local people who do not speak English very well.
  • Volunteers should try the effort in trying to communicate in basic Khmer language or other way of communicating (work, pictures, gestures, etc). If you will try, you will be amazed how quick you will learn basic Khmer language.
  • Do not complain if any activities do not happen as planned. It is depending on condition and situation. So, bring some flexibilities and you will stay relax and avoid a lot of stress and frustration for yourself.
Cambodia Cambodia: Development for Cambodian Children (DCC) (CYA2278)

Dates

20/02/2023   -   04/03/2023

Feedback from 5 volunteers

Tags

Educational
Social

Fee

USD 770 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
USD 220 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 35
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
4 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Siem Reap (REP)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

Volunteers are going to participate in different activities such as teaching English and computer for DCC students, organize sport activities with teenagers, and participate in social development and environmental protection with local people. Beside, volunteers will also have opportunity to learn from local community through community challenge & mapping and learn from other volunteers through sharing sessions and free time activities organize by camp leader during the camp.

Accomodation and food

Volunteer will stay together at a hosting family inside the village. Food will be prepared by hosting family but they will be asked to serve, clean, and wash dishes by yourself. three meals per day will be provided with the basic Cambodian dishes.

Location and leisure

There are plenty of tourist attraction sites located in or nearby Battambang province for example: Phnom Sampov, Prasat Phnom Banan, Phnom Yat, and more.. Volunteer can explore by themselves during their free day. DCC is not far from Battambang city therefore, beside your free day touring you can also have fun by interacting with local people, teenagers and children during your free time by organizing different activities so bring your flexibility and creativity.

Volunteers will have a weekend off to explore some tourist spots around the project site or places in Battambang province. We will not arrange any tour for you therefore, you will need to manage it by yourself or with other volunteers of where you would like to spend the weekend. There are some interesting options for you to explore. The project coordinator can introduce you to some attractions but still, the decision is yours and He/she also can help to arrange the transportation for you as well if you needed.

Project hosted by

Development for Cambodian Children (DCC) is a community based organization which has been working to provide local children and teenagers English competency, computer skill, and engage them in community development since 2002. DCC believes that through voluntary service, we will be able to create a better future for our local children and teenagers while helping local people to protect and preserve their protect forest in the area of their management. Above activities will also provide you a lots of exciting experience and life learning for yourself as well.

Directions to meeting point

Volunteers who participate in the DCC program could fly to Phnom Penh Int’l airport as you are going to gather at the CYA office in Phnom Penh for the orientation and on arrival training session before departure to your project. There are several means of transportation you can take in Phnom Penh such PassApp, Grab, Buses, and others. You can download the app to your phone and use it. The map below will show you how to get to the office or you go to google maps and type "Cambodian Youth Action" as your destination. CYA office hour: 08:00 am - 16:00 pm so in case you arrive later please contact our staff members in advance. For your convenience, we would like to ask you to share with us your flight information so that we can help you arrange your pick-up. Or volunteers could fly to Siem Reap International Airport then take a bus to DCC by themselves.

For your convenient, we would like to suggest you to fly to Phnom Penh because that way we can find a transportation for you to DCC and you do not have to worry about finding a transportation yourself.

Additional comments

what to bring?
- Positive energy to work and live the local lifestyle
- Idea for energizing games and activities during you free time
- Knowledge, education, and information about your country so that you can share with other participants
- Sunscreen: It would be helpful for outside activities and traveling since the Cambodia sun is brutal. - Hand sanitizer: always useful just in case you can’t wash your hands at a particular moment
- Clothes: Cambodia is hot all year round, even in rainy season – the heat and the humidity combine to make most people sweat a lot.
- Comfortable clothes and shoes for daily and activities, and a set smart clothes. Covering up in a hot climate might sound mad, but it’s great protection against the sun.
- Some personal medicine such as allergy, mosquito repellent, and other emergencies medicine though we will provide first aids for basic condition.
- Traditional cloth that you might want to wear in the international night
- Food and ingredients for international dinner and snack so that you can share with local  people.

Requirements

What do we expect from you?

  • Volunteers read and understood this information. Stay the entire length of project.
  • Volunteers are aware about the concept of international voluntary service which is not a cheap way of spending your holiday but a voluntary activity that need your high motivation and willing to achieve a certain goal together with team.
  • Realize that living condition in Cambodia is much difference from your home country (no warm water, no air-conditioning, not easy to access to international phone and internet, no soft beds, and the food is also differences etc). Volunteers should understand about the aims of project and realize that learning about Cambodian way and social contact is more important than manual work.
  • Volunteers are open minded, leave prejudice behind and show initiative.
  • Volunteers should understand the situation of spending time with local people who do not speak English very well.
  • Volunteers should try the effort in trying to communicate in basic Khmer language or other way of communicating (work, pictures, gestures, etc). If you will try, you will be amazed how quick you will learn basic Khmer language.
  • Do not complain if any activities do not happen as planned. It is depending on condition and situation. So, bring some flexibilities and you will stay relax and avoid a lot of stress and frustration for yourself.
Cambodia Cambodia: Trapaing Sangke Fishing Community (TFC) (CYA2280)

Dates

20/02/2023   -   04/03/2023

Feedback from 5 volunteers

Tags

Environmental

Fee

USD 770 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
USD 220 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 35
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + 6 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Phnom Penh (PNH)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

Organize workshops with local people to promote the understanding of mangroves forest to people lives and collect mangrove seeds, seedling, and planting mangroves in TFC protected area while maintaining the planted mangroves.

Accomodation and food

Volunteer will stay together in share bungalows at community center that CYA rents. The basic meals in Cambodian dishes will be cooked by volunteers in daily shift.

Location and leisure

There are plenty of tourist attraction sites such as Teuk Chhou, Bokor national park, Rabit island, and more.. that you can explore during your free day. TFC is on open space in the remote area so beside your free day touring you can also have fun by interacting with local people, teenagers and children during your free time by organizing different activities so bring your flexibility and creativity.

Project hosted by

Trapaing Sangke Fishing Community (TFC) is a community based organization aims at preserve and protect mangrove forest to maintain ecology system and increase lives in the sea such as crap, fish, shrimp, etc. so that fishermen can stay and earn income in their community without migrate to other countries. CYA have been working with TFC since 2012 to support their initiative and through our cooperation in 2014, TFC became a popular eco - tourism site receiving hundreds of tourists every weeks. TFC is a successful project because of the strong support of our volunteers and as usual volunteers are still in needs to work hand in hand with local people in supporting its growth and to make sure local people will keep TFC cleans and more mangroves are plants and nursing.

Additional comments

What to bring?
- Positive energy to work and live the local lifestyle
- Idea for energizing game and activities during you free time
- Knowledge, education, and information about your country so that you can share with other participants
- More clothes or you will need to wash it every day as you are going to work a lot in the water.
- Shoes that can walk in the mud and water will be good to bring with you.
- Some personal medicine such as allergy, mosquito repellent, and other emergencies medicine though we will provide first aids for basic condition.
- Traditional cloth that you might want to wear in the international night
Food and ingredients for international dinner and snack so that you can share with local people.

Requirements

What we expect from you?

  • Volunteers are read and understood this information. Be in time and stay the entire length of work camp.
  • Volunteers are aware about the concept of international voluntary service, especially International - - Work Camp which is not a cheap way of spending your holiday but a voluntary activity that need your high motivation and willing to achieve a certain goal together with your team.
  • Realize that living condition in Cambodia is much difference from your home country (no warm water, no air conditioning, not easy to access to international phone and internet, no soft beds, and the food is also differences etc).
  • Volunteers should understand about the aims of the work camp and realize that learning about Cambodian way and social contact is more important than manual work.
  • Volunteers are open minded, leave prejudice behind and show initiative. Volunteers should understand the situation of spending time with local people who do not speak English very well.
  • Volunteers should try the effort in trying to communicate in basic Khmer language or other way of communicating (work, pictures, gestures, etc). If you will try, you will be amazed how quick you will learn basic Khmer language.
  • Do not complain because the changing schedule during the camp, it’s depending on condition and situation. So bring some flexibilities and you will stay relax and avoid a lot of stress and frustration for yourself.
Cambodia Cambodia: Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) (CYA2283)

Dates

13/03/2023   -   25/03/2023

Feedback from 5 volunteers

Tags

Educational
Environmental
Manual Work

Fee

USD 770 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
USD 220 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 35
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + 6 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Phnom Penh (PNH)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

Volunteers are going to work in various activities such organizing ceremonies and events with local people, teaching English, music, arts, and sports to children, create vegetable farms, and working with local people in income generation program.

Accomodation and food

The volunteer accommodation is located right at the Center facility. There are two toilets and bathrooms next to the house where the volunteers are staying. The room is shared by four people. Everybody has their own bed, blanket and pillow and a mosquito net. The dorm is aligned to our kitchen, where all volunteers cook together.

Accommodation outside the project during the free day is excluded so volunteers are asked to cover your own expenses.

Location and leisure

There are plenty of tourist attraction sites such as Teuk Chhou, Bokor national park, Rabit island, and more.. that you can explore during your free day. CSD is on open space in there mote area so beside your free day touring you can also have fun by interacting with local people, teenagers and children during your free time by organizing different activities so bring your flexibility and creativity.

Project hosted by

After 4 years of progress, we are now transforming CYA - Learning Center (CLC) into the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) where we will expand our work from education into community development. The center will include activities such as vegetable farm, solar Installation, and improve the quality and expand the market for soap products. Of course, we are continuing to improve our education program for local children and teenagers. We will include computers, arts, and music into its existing English classes. CSD is located in a remote area of Kampot province. It takes about 2 hours 30 minutes from Phnom Penh. We are looking forward to working with you and your volunteers!

Directions to meeting point

Volunteers who participate in the CSD, we would like to suggest you fly to Phnom Penh Int’l airport. Everyone will gather at the CYA office in Phnom Penh for the orientation session. There are several means of transportation you can take in Phnom Penh such PassApp, Grab, Buses, and others. You can download the app to your phone and use it. The map below will show you how to get to the office or you go to google maps and type "Cambodian Youth Action" as your destination. We would like to ask volunteers to arrive at our office between 8:30 - 10:30 am as the orientation session will be conducted at 10:45.

Additional comments

What to bring?
- Positive energy to work and live the local lifestyle
- Idea for energizing games and activities during you free time
- Knowledge, education, and information about your country so that you can share with other participants
- Sunscreen: It would be helpful for outside activities and traveling since the Cambodia sun is brutal.
- Hand sanitizer: always useful just in case you can’t wash your hands at a particular moment
- Clothes: Cambodia is hot all year round, even in rainy season – the heat and the humidity combine to make most people sweat a lot.
- Comfortable clothes and shoes for daily and activities, and a set smart clothes. Covering up in a hot climate might sound mad, but it’s great protection against the sun.
- Some personal medicine such as allergy, mosquito repellent, and other emergencies medicine though we will provide first aids for basic condition.
- Traditional cloth that you might want to wear in the international night
- Food and ingredients for international dinner and snack so that you can share with local people.

Requirements

What do we expect from you?

  • Volunteers read and understood this information. Stay the entire length of project.
  • Volunteers are aware about the concept of international voluntary service which is not a cheap way of spending your holiday but a voluntary activity that need your high motivation and willing to achieve a certain goal together with team.
  • Realize that living condition in Cambodia is much difference from your home country (no warm water, no air-conditioning, not easy to access to international phone and internet, no soft beds, and the food is also differences etc). Volunteers should understand about the aims of project and realize that learning about Cambodian way and social contact is more important than manual work.
  • Volunteers are open minded, leave prejudice behind and show initiative.
  • Volunteers should understand the situation of spending time with local people who do not speak English very well.
  • Volunteers should try the effort in trying to communicate in basic Khmer language or other way of communicating (work, pictures, gestures, etc). If you will try, you will be amazed how quick you will learn basic Khmer language.
  • Do not complain if any activities do not happen as planned. It is depending on condition and situation. So, bring some flexibilities and you will stay relax and avoid a lot of stress and frustration for yourself.
Cambodia Cambodia: Trapaing Sangke Fishing Community (TFC) (CYA2284)

Dates

13/03/2023   -   25/03/2023

Feedback from 5 volunteers

Tags

Environmental

Fee

USD 770 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
USD 220 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
Close

Details on the project

Age
16 - 35
Max number of volunteers
12
Still room for
6 Male + 6 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Nearest airport
Phnom Penh (PNH)
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

Organize workshops with local people to promote the understanding of mangroves forest to people lives and collect mangrove seeds, seedling, and planting mangroves in TFC protected area while maintaining the planted mangroves.

Accomodation and food

Volunteer will stay together in share bungalows at community center that CYA rents. The basic meals in Cambodian dishes will be cooked by volunteers in daily shift.

Location and leisure

There are plenty of tourist attraction sites such as Teuk Chhou, Bokor national park, Rabit island, and more.. that you can explore during your free day. TFC is on open space in the remote area so beside your free day touring you can also have fun by interacting with local people, teenagers and children during your free time by organizing different activities so bring your flexibility and creativity.

Project hosted by

Trapaing Sangke Fishing Community (TFC) is a community based organization aims at preserve and protect mangrove forest to maintain ecology system and increase lives in the sea such as crap, fish, shrimp, etc. so that fishermen can stay and earn income in their community without migrate to other countries. CYA have been working with TFC since 2012 to support their initiative and through our cooperation in 2014, TFC became a popular eco - tourism site receiving hundreds of tourists every weeks. TFC is a successful project because of the strong support of our volunteers and as usual volunteers are still in needs to work hand in hand with local people in supporting its growth and to make sure local people will keep TFC cleans and more mangroves are plants and nursing.

Additional comments

What to bring?
- Positive energy to work and live the local lifestyle
- Idea for energizing game and activities during you free time
- Knowledge, education, and information about your country so that you can share with other participants
- More clothes or you will need to wash it every day as you are going to work a lot in the water.
- Shoes that can walk in the mud and water will be good to bring with you.
- Some personal medicine such as allergy, mosquito repellent, and other emergencies medicine though we will provide first aids for basic condition.
- Traditional cloth that you might want to wear in the international night
Food and ingredients for international dinner and snack so that you can share with local people.

Requirements

What we expect from you?

  • Volunteers are read and understood this information. Be in time and stay the entire length of work camp.
  • Volunteers are aware about the concept of international voluntary service, especially International - - Work Camp which is not a cheap way of spending your holiday but a voluntary activity that need your high motivation and willing to achieve a certain goal together with your team.
  • Realize that living condition in Cambodia is much difference from your home country (no warm water, no air conditioning, not easy to access to international phone and internet, no soft beds, and the food is also differences etc).
  • Volunteers should understand about the aims of the work camp and realize that learning about Cambodian way and social contact is more important than manual work.
  • Volunteers are open minded, leave prejudice behind and show initiative. Volunteers should understand the situation of spending time with local people who do not speak English very well.
  • Volunteers should try the effort in trying to communicate in basic Khmer language or other way of communicating (work, pictures, gestures, etc). If you will try, you will be amazed how quick you will learn basic Khmer language.
  • Do not complain because the changing schedule during the camp, it’s depending on condition and situation. So bring some flexibilities and you will stay relax and avoid a lot of stress and frustration for yourself.
Kenya Kenya: ST. JAMES COMMUNITY ORPHANS SCHOOL (KVDA/STV/03A)

Dates

13/03/2023   -   27/03/2023

Feedback from 7 volunteers

Tags

Children
Agricultural
Educational

Fee

USD 876 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 300 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 99
Max number of volunteers
20
Still room for
8 Male + 12 Female
Languages
English
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Nairobi (NBO)
Nearest bus/train station
Airport pick-up services: • This will be done subject to provision of full flight details. • The port of entry to Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. • Volunteers will stay at Nairobi South YMCA Hostel at a subsidized fees ahead of their project placement.

Work

Manual work and Intercultural activities:
• Farming
• Home visits to orphans and caregivers
• Sports with school pupils
• Workshops about children rights to the local community
• Advocacy against teenage pregnancy
• Social work majorly guiding and counseling for the HIV/AIDS program at the health center
• Field visits and face to face meetings with the local people
• Participate in home visits to enhance inter-cultural education and solidarity

Accomodation and food

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
• The host community will provide a house to accommodate the volunteers with very basic living conditions.
• Volunteers have an obligation to climb down the level of the people with the aim of exposure to development challenges.
• KVDA will provide foodstuffs and volunteers will cook their own meals in turns. Water is available from springs and it is recommended that drinking water should be boiled or medicated. Mineral water available at supermarkets is also recommended.
• There is no electricity connection at the project but volunteers can charge their electric appliances at the nearest market center.
• Furthermore, we invite you to bring typical food, spices, drinks, games and music from your country (for an intercultural evening) – and a lot of motivation!

Location and leisure

EDUCATIONAL TOURS
KVDA offers educational tours to spectacular sites including the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve at separate fees. Please contact us for specific tour information.

Project hosted by

Project overview
St. James Community Orphans School is a community owned school whose idea was conceived to the challenges that the community has been with over the years. For a long time, parents have passed on leaving their children to be orphans who are either total or partial. Due to constant and continuous death and other related issues, the number of these orphans grew to an escalating rate which eventually led to call for intervention. It is this regard the school has taken good care of most of these orphans since school opened its doors on the 9th January 2012 hitherto
St. James Community School is located in Mfangano Island, Homabay county in Kenya. It’s one of the many islands in Lake Victoria with several beaches. Being an island with many fishing beaches, it’s prone to a unique lifestyle that contributes to high prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS which leads to many orphans
St. James School is addressing three major problems
1. Free education for these orphans
2. Poor nutrition
3. Alarming low levels of domestic income among caregivers households

In 2014, the school started with a population of 45 orphans represented in three kindergarten classes, with 3 teachers. To date the school is enjoying a population of 112 both total and partial orphans aged between 3 years to 12 years. The school has seven classes with 8 teachers.
LOCATION: The school is located within Mfangano Island, Waware sub-location, Mfangano north location, Mfangano division, Mbita Sub-county of Homa-Bay County.
PUPIL POPULATION: 112
CLASSROOMS: 7
TEACHERS: 8
CLASSES: Baby class, Nursery class, Pre-unit class, Standard one to four
SPONSORS: Community sponsored
VISION:” To be an exemplary Centre of excellence in quality holistic, academic education provision within the community”
MISSION:” To provide accessible and acceptable education to the less fortunate professionally, and in a formal manner that can be realized from within and without the community”
MOTTO:” Arise and shine for a better life”.
OBJECTIVE: To be the school within the island in helping provide for the welfare and well-being of the numerous orphans and destitute left behind as a result of HIV/AIDS pandemic.
VOLUNTEER PROGRAMMES: Since the school’s inception in 2012, the school has various volunteer activities. Among them being:
a) In 2012 (May-August), we received two volunteer teachers who helped the school in teaching `of physical ad vocation (P.E). The volunteers were from Italy.
b) (Jan-Feb) 2013, the school, got one volunteer (male) from Japan who helped in the school garden.
c) (May-June), we had 2 volunteers (a couple) from USA, Michigan who helped the teaching of health and sanitation lessons.
Security for our volunteers has always been our number one priority. Moreover, the school is situated barely 600m from the police post
We also have a Government of Kenya dispensary within the same area to carter for health emergency that might arise
The school is committed to offering hope to children and especially who are vulnerable to societal risks and this call for community of efforts.

Directions to meeting point

Volunteers will be picked up at the international arrivals Lounge at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

In the unlikely event of delays on arrival or on transit, kindly contact KVDA on mobile telephone number +254721650357

Additional comments

THEME: Teenage Pregnancy in the society
Lack of information about reproductive health and high rates of child abuse have caused the upsurge of teenage pregnancy
Lack of information about reproductive health and high rates of child abuse has caused an high rate of early pregnancy
AIM: To reduce the cases of early pregnancy
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
-To improve and strengthen the health workers methodology on disseminating information among the young people on grassroots level
-To create a platform of social workers and peer educators to campaign against sexual harassment within the community
-To advocate on children rights within the community
ACTIVITIES
-Workshops about children rights to the local community
-Advocacy against teenage pregnancy
TARGET GROUPS
-Workshop: health workers, parents and peer educators
-Health Camp: parents, teachers, health workers and peer educators
METHODS group discussion, “café” method, planning discussion, expert analysis

Requirements

What to carry?
This is outlined in the detailed info sheet and includes, sleeping bag and mat, toiletries, torch/flashlight, sandals, mosquito net, national flag from your country, among others
DONATION AND GIFTS:
These are usually symbolic gestures to enhance the solidarity of volunteers and the hosting community. Kindly contact KVDA for details in case you are willing to support a worthy cause in the community either by offering a donation or long-term intervention on the project.

Japan Japan: Ozuchi 2 (NICE-23S-0314A)

Dates

14/03/2023   -   27/03/2023

Feedback from 38 volunteers

Tags

Agricultural
Environmental

Fee

USD 596 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
JPY 6000 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 99
Max number of volunteers
6
Still room for
3 Male + 3 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
Tokyo (NRT)
Nearest bus/train station
The nearest airport is Komatsu for domestic and Osaka (KIX), Nagoya (NGO) or Tokyo (HND/ NRT) for international flights. It takes 4 hours by express train from Osaka or Nagoya and 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by highway night bus from Tokyo. Vols. need to arrive at Japan by the end of Mar. 13 and can leave Japan from the midnight of Nar. 27.

Work

Main work is farming, forest road maintenance and clean up the traditional renovated house. And also discuss and plan events to promote the attractions of this village! We possibly also support agriculture and do some other work for the community. Work may be changed due to weather and snow conditions, so flexible attitude is necessary.

Accomodation and food

Renovated house (traditional house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Winter Sleeping bag is needed! Cooked by volunteers. Wi-Fi and internet are fine. There is a cat.

Location and leisure

The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is far from 30 minute from Kaga-onsen station. And surrounded by mountains, you can enjoy rich nature.

Project hosted by

This project is actively working for SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura (SOM) since 2013. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but This village had become abandoned and one of the former villagers (Founder of SOM) was maintaining the terraced rice fields alone from his home in the town. 10 houses are still remained and the area was designated as Nation's Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. SOM tries to improve this situation by young voluntary power.

Additional comments

  • Outcome of this workcamp
    Vols. have been greatly contributing to maintain the fields and the forest path, to organize the culture exchange events for local children and to exchange ideas for improvement regional development. But such workcamps working together, the founder of SOM has got so empowered that he started living there again with his old mother since 2018! Please see the presentation made by the volunteer for the IVS contest in Japan; https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/2017e2 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!)
    - Study theme
    Best practice to revive depopulated areas in each country and their networking
    - Other activities
    Enjoy Japanese hot spring, enjoy drum baths under the stars.

Requirements

6,000 JPY (45 USD by the rate on 2022 Dec. 22nd) of "NICE Volunteers" fee need to be paid in advance either by Card or PayPal. This is used for the project preparation/ coordination such as the transportation of the camp leaders while the meals and the accommodation are provided by the local host by free.

South Africa South Africa: SAVWA After School Care Support (0066)

Dates

20/03/2023   -   03/04/2023

Tags

Children
Social
Art

Fee

USD 833 i Fee is paid in two installments:

USD 550 to be paid now.
EUR 260 is to be paid after acceptance.

Note: Total fee can vary depending on bank rates.
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 99
Max number of volunteers
5
Still room for
2 Male + 3 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Johannesburg (JNB)
Nearest bus/train station
O.R. Tambo International Airport

Work

Type of Work: Volunteers and community members will give support and guide learners academically in teaching various activities including academic, choreography, music and life skills. They will also ensure learners are adequately fed during the programme and establish the academic needs of the students and more appropriate interventions (Social, economic, community, family, religious etc.)

Volunteer Task: Activities range from community outreach to planning days activities, preparation of the work area. Volunteers should prepare to assist with one or more of the following: Helping kids in the after-school activities like homework, games and sports and administration work. Resource Mobilization and fundraising activities Community outreach in the neighbouring communities and added incentive to the project.

The volunteers will be required to involved in English and Mathematics activities and as well cultural activities and creating and using objects which will be used when the volunteers will meet the children.

Accomodation and food

What to bring: Sleeping bag, sun cream, mosquito spray/lotion, sandals, shoes are advisable. Rain coat, light working clothes during working hours and warm clothes at night, as it may turn out to be chilly; Torch or flash light and arts and cultural items such as drums etc. for the children even sporting equipment such as soccer balls etc. and board games.

Accommodation: Accommodation will be in a house and venue of activities in Soshanguve. Participants will be required to bring their own sleeping bags. The accommodation has a simple bathroom with shower and water available. The accommodation and workplace have flushing toilets and do have electricity but should expect normal power cuts lasting to 4 hours on various time slots in the week. (Not every day)

Language: The community has multi-cultural people and English is mostly spoken with local languages such as Sotho, Zulu, and Tshwana to name a few.

Location and leisure

Leisure Activities: The Weekend is meant to be for free tours that the group can organize by themselves. All our work camps are reserved for cultural nights when each volunteer can present her/his country and culture and prepare a dish from your country

Requirements: Qualification of participants: Open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background - Positive attitude - Willing to share his/her experiences - Flexible to live/stay in simple living conditions - Flexible to eat local food - Ready to do academic work on the project and No experience needed at all. Willingness to guide students especially in cultural and arts activities. Some weekends may have excursions with students to different areas of Pretoria.

Project hosted by

The South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association (SAVWA) will contribute towards the development of South African communities both urban and rural through local, national, regional and international volunteers to work together towards the cultural, economic, socio-political well-being of young people and marginalised persons or groups through empowerment work camps programs and promotion of sustainable development.

The South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association shall work and collaborate with other Volunteer driven organisation, Regional Work Camp Associations, and organisations.

South Africa Volunteer Work Camp Association is a member of Southern African Workcamp Cooperation (SAWC), Partner with Service Civil International (SCI), Full member of Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS) and Partner Member of Alliance if European Voluntary Service Organisations.

Directions to meeting point

Book your tickets to OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa

Take the Gautrain from OR Tambo International Airport located upstairs of the Arrival Lounge to Pretoria station. Purchase a train card once you exit the airport to follow online on www.gautrain.co.za This is a world class train safe and reliable.

You will change train at Marlboro station take train going towards Pretoria station on Platform A. Once a Pretoria station just wait for SAVWA official to pick you up.

Please reserve a small amount of money for transport to the camp and vice-verse. We advise all volunteers to ask for advice from us when they are planning to book their ticket to Pretoria and let us know of their date of arrival and departure.

Spain Spain: LET´S BUILD AN IBERIAN HOUSE - experimental archeaology (ES-CAT 12.1)

Dates

01/04/2023   -   10/04/2023

Feedback from 13 volunteers

Tags

Archeology
Construction

Fee

USD 550
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Details on the project

Age
16 - 99
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
4 Male + 4 Female
Languages
English
Nearest airport
 
Nearest bus/train station
 

Work

The work will be mostly manual and it will consist of the clay construction of a replica house from the Iberian period, using experimental archeology techniques. We have the collaboration of techniques in biodynamic construction and two others in experimental archeology.

Accomodation and food

Accommodation will be provided in a house of the village Ballestar.

Location and leisure

A space close to the village of Ballestar, a small village in the Natural Park of Tinença de Benifassà. Castelló, Comunitat Valenciana

Project hosted by

We’re witnessing rapid changes in our environment. The protagonists of this change should be locals who should keep it alive and attractive to live in through sustainable land cultivation. In our association we engage in four spaces
Culture:ART grew out of our care for culture, to recover the history and heritage of our region
Urban environment:We defend responsible and sustainable growth in the Natural Park
Territory:We collaborate with hiking centers and we try to protect nature by cultivating natural forests and agriculture
Infrastructures:We create good quality infrastructures to prevent the depopulation of region
By reconstructing one of houses in Iberian site of Morranda using experimental archaeology you can better understand Iberian world and help to enhance its cultural tourism

Additional comments

IMPORTANT Additional Fee:
In 2023 many SCI workcamps will have an additional fee of €50.00.

If you apply through an SCI branch the fee will be included in the fee you pay to your sending branch. If you apply through a partner organisation you will have to pay the fee on arrival at the project; direct to the hosting branch or through different payment platforms. When accepted on the project the host branch will give you more details of the various payment options.

Requirements

No special skills requiered to attend the camp.

Sustainable Development Goals

Peace and Justice Strong Institutions Partnerships to achieve the Goal