Your organization or municipality may be eligible to become a host community!

What is a workcamp?

A workcamp is a volunteering project led by a multicultural group, aiming to increase the quality of life of your community. Typical projects include heritage, environmental or cultural conservation or restoration activities. The group volunteers for approximately 30 hours per week, for 2 to 3 weeks. 

Who are the volunteers?

Groups  gather participants, ages 18-30,  from Canada and from abroad. On the workcamp, they are supervised by one or two camp leaders.


Volunteers must be housed and fed by the host partner. The type of accommodation may vary from a workcamp to another (community centre, dormitories, tents, etc). 

Eligibility requirements

  • You must be a non-for profit organization, a Band Council or a Canadian public agency;
  • You need to have a well-defined and sustainable work project that enhances your community and that is supported by its members ;
  • To be willing to welcome a group of young volunteers;
  • To be able to provide accommodation and a weekly allowance to the participants.

Registration process

  • Complete the registration form

Once the partnership will be confirmed, some official documents will be required

  • A copy of your letters patent and your annual activity report;
  • An official authorization from the owner of the premises where the workcamp will take place if it is not owned by your organization.
  • A copy of a Certificate of Professional Liability Insurance;
  • If applicable: maps, plans and specifications,pictures, detailed description of the planned accommodation.

* Not required for municipalities, northern communities and Band councils. 

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