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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Sunday, 04 July 2021

AidCamps is raising money to provide 'Tippy Tap' Handwashing Stations to help improve handwashing and hygiene across SHUMAS' focus area, and to offer some personal protective equipment for those who otherwise would be ill equipped to protect themselves from disease and the threat of Covid-19.

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Due to the introduction of significant charges by our online payment provider we are temporarily suspending our online donation facility. If you wish to donate to AidCamps or one of our campaigns please contact us.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Great article on the work of Sanjeeva de Mel (Founder of SERVE, our partner in Sri Lanka) - the first school-based social worker in Sri Lanka

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