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 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.
|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)
|September||8th – 21st||IVCA57091||Songkhla||Mix-Project||15|
|8th – 21st||IVCA57092||Songkhla||Forest Conservation||15|
|8th – 21st||IVCA57093||Songkhla||Community Maintenance||15|
|8th – 21st||IVCA57094||Songkhla||Teaching||15|
|8th – 21st||IVCA57095||Songkhla||Argriculture||15|
|17th – 30th||IVCA57096||Prachuapkhirikhan||Community Maintenance||15|
|3rd – 16th||IVCA57098||Loie||Mix-Project||10|
|October||13th – 26th||IVCA57101||Songkhla||Mix-Project||15|
|13th – 26th||IVCA57102||Songkhla&Satun|| Forest&Mangrove
|13th – 26th||IVCA57103||Songkhla||Community Maintenance||15|
|13th – 26th||IVCA57104||Songkhla||Teaching||15|
|13th – 26th||IVCA57105||Songkhla||Argriculture||15|
|12th – 25th||IVCA57106||Prachuapkhirikhan||Community Maintenance||10|
|November||10th – 23rd||IVCA57111||Songkhla||Mix-Project||15|
|10th – 23rd||IVCA57112||Songkhla&Satun||Forest Conservation||15|
|10th – 23rd||IVCA57113||Songkhla||Community Maintenance||15|
|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|
|8th – 21st||IVCA57124||Songkhla||Teaching||15|
|8th – 21st||IVCA57125||Songkhla||Argriculture||15|
|1st – 13th||IVCA57126||Chiang Mai||Teaching||15|
|14th – 27th||IVCA57128||Loei||Mix||10|
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.
Although each international workcamp has its own aim, the common goal is to achieve a peaceful, healthy, and sustainable world by:
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.