Workcamps Abroad

Workcamp is a maximum of three-week long voluntary project where a group of volunteers from all over the world works together and spends free time together. It is a unique opportunity to get to know a foreign country, the culture, the people and learn new things while working on a purposeful project.

If you want to know how to go abroad for 1 to 3 weeks and get a taste of the country’s culture, workcamps are the right choice for you. The projects are realized across the world, precisely where they are needed. You can build school in Africa, protect sea turtles in Asia or lead workcamp in Mexico. It all depends on you.

Every year we offer more than 2000 projects in duration from 1 to 3 weeks. They are focused on environment, art, work with children and youth, education, free time… No matter which one you choose, it always gives you a unique opportunity to become a member of a local community, to improve your language skills, to meet new people and to raise your qualification.

How to apply

Workcamps are guaranteed by our partner organizations all over the world – their conditions can be different, but they are open to everybody without age restriction. Accommodation and food is usually provided after paying a fee (from 0$ to 350$).

What you have to do before applying

  • Think about your motivation, your interests, experience, knowledge and expectations – and on their base choose your project.
  • Be able to communicate – English (or another world language) – and learn at least the basic of local language
  • Be ready to integrate in new, foreign and culturally different world – it is necessary to be open and tolerant
  • Be aware of the fact that it takes a lot of energy for the hosting organization to prepare your project
  • Rather than saving the whole world, try to provide help for the locals
  • Be ready for the culture shock

The reward for overcoming the cultural and working obstacles will be handed to you by means of great life experience, new skills, new friends and new self-confidence.
You can apply through on-line application, where you can continue after the selection of the project. Fill the application in English. Pay attention to your motivation letter – it is the only thing based on which the hosting organization will accept you.

IMPORTANT: INEX can only send Czech citizens or residents of the Czech Republic to voluntary projects.

If you have a different nationality, you do not have a permanent residence in the Czech Republic or you do not live here for at least one year, find a sending organisation in your country of origin.

You can search for your sending organisation at networks of our partner organisations:

Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations
Service Civil International
CCIVS at UNESCO

If you are a foreigner and you do have a permanent residence in the Czech Republic, but you do not speak Czech, please contact us at workcamp@inexsda.cz.

Contact

Aneta Slavíčková
workcamp@inexsda.cz
+420 222 362 713