Independent AidCamps

Independent AidCamps are individual placements where we try and match your requirements with those of our local partner organisations and the communities they serve.

You tell us where and when you'd like to volunteer and what sort of work you'd like to do and we'll liaise with our partner organisations to determine if they have a corresponding opportunity available. If they do then we'll arrange an appropriate placement for you.

Independent AidCamps are mostly suitable for self-reliant individuals and couples. You'll need to be patient, have a good sense of humour, and possess the ability to easily get on well with people.

You'll need to be flexible, easy going, tolerant, and prepared to leave your preconceptions and ideas of the "right" way to do things behind. It might be worth keeping in mind that the most valuable thing you might achieve on your placement is what you learn about yourself!

So we'd ask you to think carefully about whether or not an Independent AidCamp is for you? We don't want to put you off, but we do want you to be realistic and reflect on what it's really going to be like living and working in a developing country where the language and culture are different to what you are used to, and you could be surrounded by extreme poverty with few if any other volunteers to support you.

In some cases people find it easier to volunteer in small groups or with their families and we are happy to try and accommodate such placements whenever we can.

Our Independent AidCamps service is a personalised one; we will work with you and our partners to arrange the sort of placement you are looking for.

Please click here for an overview of the options available and the type of placements possible in each location.

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Our partners in South India, SCAD have created an appeal to try and help the hundreds of villages and thousands of people they are trying to support at this time of crisis.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Our longstanding partner NGO in Sri Lanka, SERVE is seeking support for 1,500 women and children supported through its programmes in Moratuwa and Panadura.

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Today would have been the Virgin Money London Marathon. Unfortunately, this major fundraising opportunity has been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, there is a still a way you can support AidCamps by taking the 2.6 challenge. Just think of a challenge that you'd like to do that links to 2.6 or multiples of 2.6, find us on the site and choose us as your beneficiary. It couldn't be easier and your support will make a huge difference to AidCamps at this difficult time!

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