Hosting an Intercultural Volunteer Camp in Your Community

The Leadership in Your Own Hands program, which Canada Service Corps funds, includes the Intercultural Volunteer Camp component. Within this framework, Chantiers jeunesse would like to encourage NPO, municipalities, RCM and band councils who have specific projects and the desire to help young volunteers implement them to submit their proposals.

Intercultural volunteer camps are volunteer projects carried out by a multicultural group aiming for community development. The kind of work can vary (environment, renovation, heritage, restoration, culture and society) with your needs! The group of volunteers (15–17 years old/18–30 years old/family) works approximately 30 hours per week for two weeks.

Through its volunteer projects, Chantiers jeunesse aims to:

  • Help youth become engaged citizens
  • Encourage individuals and groups to tackle socio-environmental issues
  • Foster solidarity, social justice and participatory democracy
  • Support non-violent communication and intercultural education
  • Promote volunteering as a hobby


  1. From Sept. 13 to Nov. 15, 2019: Submission of the project proposal form 
  2. Week of Nov 26, 2019: Partnership confirmation (all candidates will be contacted) 
  3. Feb. 1st 2020: Signing of the memorandums of understanding 
  4. Jan. to May 2020: Intercultural volunteer camps’ implementation logistics talk with the partners 
  5. 1 month before the intercultural volunteer camps’ implementation: Payment due to CJ 
  6. June 15 to Aug. 31 2020: Implementation of the Intercultural volunteer camp (15–17 years old/18–30 years old/family)

Deadline: November 15, 2019, at 5 p.m


What is an Intercultural volunteer camp?

An Intercultural volunteer camp is a volunteer project led by a multicultural group aiming to better your community’s quality of life. Our volunteers carry out a range of activities (environment, renovation, heritage, culture and society) according to your needs! The volunteer group works approximately 30 hours per week for two to three weeks. 

Who are the volunteers?

Groups are made of some 15 volunteers aged 18 to 30 who are from Canada and abroad. During the workcamp, they’re under the supervision of one or two camp leaders.

Accommodation and meals

Room and board are provided for the volunteers during the workcamp. Accommodations depend on the project. Groups can live in community centres, dormitories or tents.

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be a non-for profit organization, municipality, band council or Canadian public agency.
  • You need to have a detailed and sustainable work project that betters your community and is supported by its citizens.
  • You want to host a group of young volunteers.
  • You have to be able to provide accommodation and a weekly allowance.

Submit a project

To submit a project proposal, please follow these three steps :

  1. Read the  introductory document for host partners
  2. Fill the project proposal form
  3. Once completed, send the form to

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

  • A copy of the organization’s charter (letters patent) and its annual activity report*
  • An official authorization from the owner of the premises where the workcamp will take place if it isn’t owned by your organization
  • A liability insurance policy in force
  • If applicable: maps, plans and specifications, pictures, detailed description of the accommodation, etc.

*Not required for municipalities, northern villages and band councils. 

If you represent an organization or municipality, want to experience an intercultural exchange and need a helping hand for one of your projects, please contact Mai Tran at