The GoCamp programme is calling for students from all over the world to come to Ukraine and teach kids English, French and German at school camps all over the country!
GoCamp is the biggest volunteer programme in Eastern Europe, where volunteers from the whole globe motivate kids to learn foreign languages and introduce the world to children from all over Ukraine.
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.
So far more than 1000 volunteers from 70+ countries and 400 000 kids all over Ukraine have been involved in the project.
What possibilities of volunteering in GoCamp for students of Universities:
If you are a student GoCamp is an excellent opportunity:
-to have an official internship programme
-to learn and develop professional competences necessary for the future profession
-to establish intercultural relations and make cultural exchanges
-to enrich CV with volunteering experience
-to make an impact into your professional orientation
What about GoCamp programme?
Volunteers are planned to participate as mentors for children in camps 5 hours per day/ 5 days a week.
The program includes:
-work on socially important projects;
-interactive lessons on democracy, human rights and values, ecology, career, future profession, STEAM etc.
-games, fairy tales and cinemas;
-participation in teaching a foreign language;
-school activities to exchange cultures and experiences
All volunteers will have a preparing 3-day-training session before leaving to camps in schools where they will be taught different aspects of work with schoolchildren, children safety issues, new interactive methods of working with kids, will get information about Ukraine, its life and traditions as well as basic Ukrainian language. The volunteers do not have to be experts in above mentioned programme items.
The main goal is to accompany teachers-coordinators and to become friends and mentors for children!
The volunteers live in host families that will also allow them to plunge into the culture and traditions of the real Ukrainian life.
- is at least 18 years old (there is no upper age restriction);
- have upper intermediate or above level or be a native-speaker of English, German or French;
- is passionate to work with kids;
- has interest or experience in developing social projects valuable for the local community;
- wants to share the knowledge with the young generation of Ukrainians.
Volunteers of different ages, professions and backgrounds, as well as entire families are welcome to participate in GoCamp.
GoCamp takes place all over Ukraine, including small cities and villages (you can discuss your preferences as for locations with our manager).
27 May - 12 June 2020
5 - 21 August 2020
2 -18 September 2020
How much does it cost?
Volunteers cover the cost of round-trip airfare to Kyiv, medical insurance and pay participation fee (65 EUR or 75 USD or 59 GBP).
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 communities and back; SIM-cards for local calls; support from office staff and a hotline 24/7.
How to apply:
You can either do it by yourself by filling out the online application form or you can address your organization’s coordinator (youth club, University, diaspora organization, volunteering organization) who stays in contact with GoGlobal.