Your destination will be confirmed after you’ve registered. According to your interests, preferences, experiences and availabilities, we’ll send you a list of possible projects. 

Armenia
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Partner: We work with the organization HUJ, located in the capital city, Yerevan.

Types of projects: social, environmental or renovation work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance and travel visa

It’s the participant’s responsibility to apply for a travel visa directly with the Armenian Embassy. The host partner will send you an invitation letter. Upon its reception, start the application process. 

We recommend this destination for experienced travellers. 

Austria
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Partner: Founded in 1970, the independent association Grenzenlos is located in Vienna.

Types of projects: social and renovation work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance 

Belarus
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Partner: LYVS (League of Youth Voluntary Service) has been organizing workcamps for over 10 years. Every project starts in Minsk, the capital city.

Types of projects: renovation work with social or environmental issues

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance and travel visa

It’s the participant’s responsibility to apply for a travel visa directly with the Belarusian Embassy. The host partner will send you an invitation letter. Upon its reception, start the application process.

For some workcamps, LYVS charges an additional fee of approximately 30. 

We recommend this destination for experienced travellers. 

Belgium
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Partner: The association Les Compagnons Bâtisseurs de Belgique (CBB) is located in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium. The association was founded in 1953 and its mission was to help refugees build houses. Today, CBB mostly mentors youth and works in the social area. It has many international projects as well.

Types of projects: social, renovation or construction work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance and knowledge of the French language strongly recommended, if not mandatory

Czech Republic
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Partner: Since 1991, INEX-SDA organizes fun workcamps.

Types of projects: social, environmental or renovation work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

Denmark
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Partner: MS ActionAid Denmark was founded in 1944 and has been organizing workcamps for over 30 years. Their main objective is to promote international agreement and solidarity beyond national and cultural differences.

Types of projects: environmental or construction work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance and temporary work permit

It’s the participant’s responsibility to apply for a travel visa directly with the Royal Embassy of Denmark. The work visa takes about 3 months to get, so you must plan ahead of time. 

Estonia
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Partner: ESTYES was founded in 1991 and works towards intercultural exchanges and good relationships between youth across the world. 

Types of projects: environmental, social, arts and crafts, or agricultural work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance 

ESTYES charge extra fees for some workcamps. 

Finland
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Partner: Allianssi is the confederation of more than 100 Finnish youth organizations who work together for international and cultural exchanges. They offer different types of training sessions and workshops as well as workcamps, which are a long-standing tradition at Allianssi.

Types of projects: social, environmental, renovation and construction work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance 

France
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Partners: Concordia France, l’Association Nationale Études et Chantiers, Solidarité Jeunesse (SJ), Jeunesse et Reconstruction (JR), Compagnons Bâtisseurs France (CBF) and Rempart

We have many partners in France since it’s where the first workcamp took place in 1944. France is the country where we offer the most workcamps every year.

Types of projects: mainly environmental, renovation and construction work, but there’s a little bit of everything

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance 

Germany
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Partners: There are many workcamps in Germany. We’re currently working with IBG, IJGD, NIG, Pro-International and VJF. Workcamps are well established in Germany and many of our partners have been around for over 50 years. 

Types of projects: mainly environmental, renovation and construction work, but there’s a little bit of everything

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

Greece
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Partners: ELIX – Conservation Volunteers in Greece was founded in 1987 to help people from different social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds bond and collaborate with each other. We also work with Citizen in Action (CiA), an organization only managed by its volunteers.

Types of projects: environmental, renovation, and arts and crafts work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

There are additional fees of approximately €30.

India
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Partners: In India, our partners FSL (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning) and RUCHI offer workcamps all year long. 

Types of projects: social, environmental or cultural work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance and travel visa

It’s the participant’s responsibility to apply for a travel visa directly with the Indian Embassy. You should start the application process as soon as your workcamp in India is confirmed.

Since our partners’ workcamps in India aren’t funded by the State, they charge additional fees that have to be directly paid to them.

We recommend this destination for experienced travellers.

Iceland
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Partners: Worldwide Friends Iceland (WF) has been organizing workcamps for more than 10 years. Founded in 2005, See beyond Borders (SEEDS) is our second Icelandic partner.

Types of projects: environmental, renovation, construction and artistic work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

Icelandic organizations are not funded by the State and don’t receive funds from local partners. So, they often charge additional fees, which have to be paid directly to them during the workcamp. 

Shuttle buses to the work site are often available. If you wish to arrive earlier, local partners can provide you with accommodation.

Italy
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Partners: For 16 years now, Legambiente focuses on conservation and protection of the environment. If it’s the social and cultural aspects that interest you, there’s the organization Lunaria. As for YAP Italy, it organizes workcamps since the early seventies. Finally, InformaGiovani is a network of different organizations who use volunteering as a tool to better the society.

Types of projects: mainly environmental work, but there’s a little bit of everything

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

Japan
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Partners: NICE (Never-ending International Volunteer Exchange) exists since 1991. Their workcamps stand out due to their detailed planning and excellent monitoring. Our second partner is CIEE-Japan and it offers student exchanges as well as international workcamps.

Types of projects: everything

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

Kyrgyzstan
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Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia that shares its land borders with China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. It’s a destination for our more experienced travellers or interns who want to engage over a longer period. Scenic mountains, breathtaking landscapes and a rich culture await you!

Partner: The non-profit organization Leadership aims to bring young people together by involving them in civil societies through volunteering, project design, and local and international cooperation. Leadership was founded in 2005 under the auspices of the Public Association Leader, a centre of civil society initiatives.

Types of projects: everything

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

For experienced travellers only.

Expect plane tickets to be at least $1,500.

Lithuania
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Partner: Deineta CYVA (Center of youth voluntary services) was founded in 1988 as a result of student clubs associating.

Types of projects: environmental and festival work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

Deineta is not funded by the State and charges an additional fee of €35.

Mexico
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Partners: Our partners in Mexico are VIMEX and VIVE and they have organized workcamps since the eighties and nineties. We also work with Nataté, a budding organization. VIMEX and VIVE also offer a 5- or 7-day Spanish program for those who want to learn and practice the language prior to the workcamp. 

Types of projects: mostly environmental, but some social and cultural work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance and basic knowledge of Spanish

Partners charge additional fees for accommodation, food and the local project.

Mongolia
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Partner: Since 2001, Mongolian Camp Exchange (MCE) organizes workcamps in its country.

Types of projects: social, environmental, cultural or agricultural work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance and travel visa

It’s the participant’s responsibility to apply for a travel visa directly with the Embassy of Mongolia.  The host partner will send you an invitation letter. Upon its reception, start the application process.

Since our partner in Mongolia isn’t funded by the State, there are additional fees to be paid directly to the partner.

Workcamps in Mongolia aren’t suitable for vegetarians.

We recommend this destination for experienced travellers.

Expect plane tickets to be at least $1,500.

Netherlands
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Partner: Internationale Vrjwilligersprojekten (SIW) was founded in 1953, so it’s an experienced partner.

Types of projects: social and environmental work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

Poland
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Partner: FIYE was founded in 1989 and is known for its well-organized workcamps.

Types of projects: social, environmental and renovation work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

Russia
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Partners: Our main partner in Russia is SFERA, who was founded in 2006 by several small volunteering organizations. We also work with World4you and Passage Zebra.

Types of projects: social, renovation, construction and archaeological work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance and travel visa

It’s the participant’s responsibility to apply for a travel visa directly with the Russian Embassy. The host partner will send you an invitation letter. Upon its reception, start the application process.

We recommend this destination for experienced travellers.

Serbia
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Partner: Founded in 1976, Young Researchers of Serbia-Voluntary Service of Serbia (YRS-VSS) is an association of different organizations and clubs.

Types of projects: environmental, renovation, construction and artistic work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

YRS-VSS charge additional fees for some projects.

Slovakia
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Partner: Since 1993, INEX-SL organizes workcamps.

Types of projects: environmental and renovation work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

South Korea
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Partner: IWO (International Workcamp Organisation) was founded in 1999. There are often local volunteers in their workcamps.  

Types of projects: social, environmental, cultural or artistic work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

The Korea Tourism Organization website gives interesting and practical information about the country and Korean culture.

Spain
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Partners: COCAT is an organization located in Catalonia. Recently, we’ve been working with DeAmicitia (ESDA) in Madrid as well.

Types of projects: environmental and archaeological work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

Switzerland
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Partner: Workcamp Switzerland (SW) organizes workcamps since 2004, especially in Switzerland’s German-speaking region.

Types of projects: environmental and educational work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

Turkey
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Partners: Gençtur and GSM-Youth Services Centre have been organizing workcamps for some thirty years in Turkey.

Types of projects: social, environmental, cultural, artistic or agricultural work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance and travel visa

It’s the participant’s responsibility to apply for a travel visa directly with the Turkish Embassy.  

We recommend this destination for experienced travellers.

Ukraine
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Partners: UNION FORUM (UF) and ALTERNATIVE-V (UA Alt) organizes workcamps in Ukraine.

Types of projects: social and renovation work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance

Workcamps in Ukraine aren’t suitable for vegetarians.

United Kingdom
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Partners: Our long-standing partners UNA-Exchange (Wales) and Concordia UK have been offering great workcamps for quite some time.

Types of projects: social, environmental and festival work

General conditions: mandatory travel insurance and travel visa

It’s the participant’s responsibility to apply for a travel visa directly with the UK Embassy. The host partner will send you an invitation letter. Upon its reception, start the application process.

United States
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Partner: Founded in 1982, Volunteers for Peace (VFP) is known for its well-organized projects.  

Types of projects: social, environmental, construction or agricultural work

General terms: mandatory travel insurance 

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