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International Workcamps

An international workcamp is an international voluntary project in which participants from different countries can meet, live, work, learn and exchange with local people concerning issues about environmental conservation, cultural heritage, social justice, rural and human development, etc.

International workcamps can be divided into short term voluntary projects (STV) and long/middle term voluntary projects (LMTV). STV projects are international workcamps for less than 2 months, while LMTV projects are those lasting 2 months or more. The most common international workcamp lasts for two weeks with a group of 10-20 overseas and local workcamp participants.

Short Term

Short Term Workcamps last from 1-3 weeks, and we have workcamps all year long with no set start times. We find that is best for the volunteer to be in control of their schedule as much as possible, by this we mean that you can choose which activities best suit your interests, and that you think your participation will be the most beneficial in. If you think you would like to stay for longer than three weeks, we will do everything we can to assist you, but it is better to apply for the appropriate visa in your home country.

Participation Fee

The fee will be spent on accommodation, food, gasoline, Transfer, all necessary project equipment and materials and supporting our organization.

  Project   1 week   2 weeks   3 weeks
  Mix-Projects   ฿6,000 ($190)   ฿10,000 ($315)   ฿15,000 ($440)
  Teaching   ฿6,000 ($190)   ฿10,000 ($315)   ฿15,000 ($440)
  Community Maintenance   ฿6,000 ($190)   ฿10,000 ($315)   ฿15,000 ($440)
  Forest Conservation   ฿6,000 ($190)   ฿10,000 ($315)   ฿15,000 ($440)
  Mangrove Conservation   ฿8,000 ($250)   ฿14,000 ($440)   ฿18,000 ($560)
  Agriculture   ฿6,000 ($190)   ฿10,000 ($315)   ฿15,000 ($440)

***To guarantee your seriousness about this project and to reserve you place, we require you to pay ฿2,000 of the program fee, 2 weeks before the starting date. You can pay the rest of the fee to your camp leader once you arrive to Thailand. (The program fee is based on Thai currency)

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Short-Term Camp 2014

 

  Month   Date   Code   Place/Province   Project  Max
  September  8th – 21st  IVCA57091  Songkhla  Mix-Project  15
 8th – 21st  IVCA57092  Songkhla  Forest Conservation  15
 8th – 21st  IVCA57093  Songkhla  Community Maintenance  15
 (Clay house)
 8th – 21st  IVCA57094  Songkhla  Teaching  15
 8th – 21st  IVCA57095  Songkhla  Argriculture  15
 17th – 30th  IVCA57096  Prachuapkhirikhan  Community Maintenance  15
 (Clay house)
 3rd – 16th  IVCA57098  Loie  Mix-Project  10
  October  13th – 26th  IVCA57101  Songkhla  Mix-Project  15
 13th – 26th  IVCA57102  Songkhla&Satun  Forest&Mangrove
Conservation
 15
 13th – 26th  IVCA57103  Songkhla  Community Maintenance  15
 (Clay house)
 13th – 26th  IVCA57104  Songkhla  Teaching  15
 13th – 26th  IVCA57105  Songkhla  Argriculture  15
 12th – 25th  IVCA57106  Prachuapkhirikhan  Community Maintenance  10
 (Clay house)
 November  10th – 23rd  IVCA57111  Songkhla  Mix-Project  15
 10th – 23rd  IVCA57112  Songkhla&Satun  Forest Conservation  15
 10th – 23rd  IVCA57113  Songkhla  Community Maintenance  15
 (Clay house)
 10th – 23rd  IVCA57114  Songkhla  Teaching  15
 10th – 23rd  IVCA57115  Songkhla  Argriculture  15
 2nd – 15th  IVCA57116  Chiang Mai  Teaching  10
 16th – 29th  IVCA57117  Loei  Agriculture  10
 16th – 29th  IVCA57118  Loei  Mix  10
 December  8th – 21st  IVCA57121  Songkhla  Mix-Project  15
 8th – 21st  IVCA57122  Songkhla&Satun  Forest Conservation  15
 8th – 21st  IVCA57123  Songkhla  Community Maintenance  15
 Clay house
 8th – 21st  IVCA57124  Songkhla  Teaching  15
 8th – 21st  IVCA57125  Songkhla  Argriculture  15
 1st – 13th  IVCA57126  Chiang Mai  Teaching  15
 Agriculture  10
 14th – 27th  IVCA57128  Loei  Mix  10

Long term projects

In the long term projects volunteers are expected to stay 2 or 3 months, but longer stay can be arranged. These projects require more preparation and independence on the volunteer’s part. These camps will usually start at the beginning of the month. The teams are usually smaller (sometimes only 1 or 2 volunteers), but the relationships with local people are stronger. In the Long Term Projects volunteers also have more freedom to introduce their own activities and small projects with the community. All of our projects are open all year long, though be advised that in April and October there is no formal teaching due to school holidays.

Values

Although each international workcamp has its own aim, the common goal is to achieve a peaceful, healthy, and sustainable world by:

  • Creating and supporting voluntary movements for ecology, human rights, self-sufficiency, etc.
  • Activating and involving new people in local communities and NGO/NPO.Promoting global understanding, friendship and solidarity.

Workcamp’s leaders

IVCA’s Workcamp leaders are individuals that can easily provide a link between the local community and international volunteers. Basically, the workcamp leader’s tasks are to manage the work (explain the tasks and schedule), arrange group activities and assist in the daily necessities of a volunteer team.

As a personally challenging experience, it’s a great chance to discover, and possibly create useful projects dedicated to disadvantaged people, to interact with people from all over the world and to improve your international people skills at the same time!

Our Leaders are chosen based on their ability to gracefully navigate potentially difficult situation while at the same time being patient, controlled, and showing respect while handling sensitive topics. Keep this mind if become a team leader is something you are interested in. Training is available for individuals showing the necessary potential.

Areas of Work

  Environment
  • Waste Management
  • Reforestation
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Creating eco-village
  • Corals preservation
  • Mangrove and Seagrass conservation
  Agriculture
  • Assisting in Rice fields and Rubber Plantations
  • Learning organic living by cultivating IVCA’s organic garden and farm
  • Reviving uncultivated fields
  • Building and maintenance of fish ponds
  Culture
  • Participate in traditional ceremonies and holidays
  • Archaeology
  • Home and Temple stays
  Construction
  • Beautifying school grounds
  • Creative landscaping on IVCA property
  • Reconstructing low income shelters
  • Daily upkeep of organic farm and gardens
  • Mangrove reforestation
  • Planting coral gardens
  • Build the clay house.
  Education
  • Providing disadvantaged youth with primary education and life skills
  • Raise awareness of responsible, environmentally friendly living
  • English Communicative
  • Philosophy of returning to nature
  Others
  • Recycling bicycles
  • Trail maintenance
  • Mapping new trails
  • Jungle research