Volunteering opportunity – GoCamp programme

The GoCamp programme is calling for volunteers from all over the world to come to Ukraine and teach kids English, German or French at school camps all over the country!

The main goal of the programme is to educate a new young generation of active and conscious citizens of Ukraine, capable of lifelong learning, and prepared for the challenges of the 21st century, fluent in foreign languages and open to other cultures and experiences. The volunteer of the programme becomes a mentor for schoolkids, helping them to break language and cultural barriers. So far 600 volunteers from 73 countries and 69 900 kids all over Ukraine have been involved in the project.

During the three-week programme in September 2018, children, who might have never been to other countries or have never interacted with foreigners, with the help of volunteers get an amazing possibility to become real team players, critical thinkers and tolerant people who are ready to work in a multicultural environment. The GoCamp team helps teachers to design challenging projects and tasks including outdoor activities, improving kids` knowledge of English/German/French, and, of course, enjoying the time spent with classmates and a GoCamp volunteer.

The volunteer spends 5 days per week, 5 hour per day participating together with teach-coordinator in interesting interactive studying process.

All students-volunteers get the certificates of internship and voluntary work.

Where can I go?

GoCamp takes place all over Ukraine, including small cities and villages. Volunteers will be placed in one of the numerous GoCamps in all regions of Ukraine. Our volunteer’s safety and security is our priority, so no volunteers are sent to the conflict area.

Available options:

September 12 – September 28 (training for volunteers on September 12-15)

How much does it cost?

Volunteers cover the cost of round-trip airfare to Kyiv, medical insurance and pay participation fee (75$).

Project organizers cover transfer from the Kyiv airport; orientation training before going to camp; pre-departure support; visa support; accommodations; partial meals; travel to your host community and back; SIM-cards for local calls; support from office staff and a hotline 24/7.

Am I eligible?

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old; there is no upper age restriction. Volunteers of different ages, professions and backgrounds, as well as entire families are welcome to participate in GoCamp.

Volunteers are required to have upper intermediate or above level or be a native-speaker of English, German or French.

It is required for German and French-speaking volunteers to have at least the intermediate level of English. All training sessions for volunteers will be conducted in English. It is also useful for communication with English-speaking support office team members and locals.

GoCamp is looking for volunteers to dedicate several weeks this spring or summer to assist teachers with various types of activities at GoCamp. You are expected to conduct interactive activities, games, workshops and work on socially useful projects together with kids.

Programme steps

Filling out the online application form: http://gocamps.com.ua/en/volunteer.

Skype interview with our manager.

Confirmation of the participation.

Introducing to the local school teacher and host family online.

Receiving a full pre-departure information package and do an online child protection course.

Application deadline: 30 August 2018

Read more and apply on the GoCamp website.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.cosmopolitalians.eu/volunteering-opportunity-gocamp-programme/

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