18 + Less than 6 months + Culture, heritage and the arts + Education and literacy + Environment and animal welfare + Accredited + Worldwide

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Volunteer worlwide - it doesn't cost the Earth!

added on Fri, 2010-11-05 14:22
Less than 6 months
Age Range


Workcamps typically bring together a temporary community of 10-20 international volunteers from different backgrounds to provide services to local community projects throughout the world. The volunteers carry out unskilled tasks that would not otherwise be possible without paid labour.

Short term projects last for 2-4 weeks with the main season from June to September and a smaller programme the rest of the year. It is also possible to volunteer for longer periods (1-12 months).

All volunteers must pay a placement fee. This fee is the main income of VAP. It is needed to pay all our costs for running our programme. (wages, communications, travel to meetings, conferences, office running costs.)

The fee for a project in the Standard Programme (projects in Europe, North America, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan) is £150. This placement fee includes your membership of VAP and will pay for your food, accommodation and the social programme for the duration of the workcamp. If there is an additional fee to pay this will be indicated in the project description. These occur when there are special projects as with teenagers or study programmes which cannot be funded locally or nationally.

Volunteers going to countries in the North/South Programme (Africa, Latin America and other Asian countries) will need to pay a fee of £180. This placement fee includes your membership of VAP, a place on a North/South Training Seminar including food, accommodation and materials. The fee does not include travel costs to/from the North-South Training Event.

Volunteers participating in the North/South Training Programme will also need to pay a Hosting Fee (normally around 200 EUR) as these organisations do not receive any other or insufficient other income. This fee is for your food, accommodation and other hosting costs, and for the essential annual costs of the hosting organisation. This fee is paid to the hosting organisation on arrival in cash in a hard currency unless otherwise stated.

How to Apply:

Check our Projects Database in our website: http://www.vap.org.uk

There you will also find the Volunteer Exchange Form and the information on costs.

For further info please write to: action@vap.org.uk