During the two-week programme in summer 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 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 500 volunteers from 60 countries and 69 900 kids all over Ukraine have been involved in the project.
The GoCamp project is organized within GoGlobal initiative aimed at promoting language learning and volunteer movement in Ukraine, fostering intercultural dialogue and public diplomacy. GoGlobal is working on ensuring that Ukrainians speak foreign languages, and thus have a chance to be heard all around the world. The GoGlobal initiative is powered by Global Office NGO from Ukraine.
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.
June 2 - June 20 (training for volunteers on June 2-5)
June 9 - June 27 (training for volunteers on June 9-12)
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 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.
«I feel very lucky to have visited such a fascinating country, and my interest in Ukraine only became stronger after my GoCamp experience»,—James Whittingham, GoCamp 2016 volunteer from London.
«With GoCamp I gained great experience and learned that you could inspire the children as much as they inspire you!»—Katie Richardson-Corazzi, GoCamp 2016 volunteer from the UK.
- 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.
Contact details: e:firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—@goglobalua.
Don`t miss the chance to discover another culture, make new friends, live in a host family and experience Ukrainian vivid everyday life. Ukraine is your volunteer destination #1!
Volunteer now: gocamps.com.ua