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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Join us on this three-week project in Tamil Nadu between 15 September and 6 October 2018 where you'll get to experience some of the amazing projects run by our partner SCAD, whilst helping to repair a traditional water capture system - an Ooorani.

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