Joining one of our volunteer projects abroad ... and the small print!

No skills or experience are needed to volunteer on a Group AidCamp. The only requirements are that you are 18 years or over, in good health, enthusiastic, and culturally sensitive. There is no upper age limit and people from all backgrounds are welcome to join our volunteer projects across Africa and Asia.

Take a look at our Future AidCamps for our schedule of upcoming volunteer projects, along with details about registration fees and the required minimum donation*.

A registration fee is required upon application to reserve your place on an AidCamp. The fee covers:
•    Food while you are at the project base
•    All accommodation
•    Ground transport
•    Scheduled itinerary costs

The registration fee is non-refundable and will only be returned if the AidCamp is cancelled. If you apply and the AidCamp is full or your application is rejected we won't cash your cheque or charge your card.

In addition to this fee you will also be required to provide a minimum donation. The minimum donation guarantees that you are able to participate in the project.

After Application
Once we receive your application we'll let you know, usually within a couple of days, if we've been able to give you a place on the AidCamp.

Once accepted you'll be sent a Welcome Pack containing an acceptance letter letting you know you've got a place and acknowledging the receipt of your registration fee; a certification letter explaining about the project and confirming your involvement; information about flights (from western Europe), visas, health, etc.and a fundraising pack with hints and ideas to get you thinking about fundraising.

We'll send these to you by e-mail to limit the amount of paper we use. If for some reason you need to receive this information in paper format, through the post, do let us know.

You may apply to join a Group AidCamp directly, over the Internet, or by post. 
Download a postal application form click here
Apply online click here

For more information take a look at our FAQs page.

*Approximately 60% of the minimum donation will be used directly for the implementation of the aid project itself, the remainder being used to fund further research trips, outreach work and the administration of the charity. In addition, 100% of any donation(s) above the minimum donation target will go directly to the project.

Other information
Due to the need for transferring funds to our partner organisations well in advance the minimum donation must arrive at AidCamps International three months prior to the commencement of the AidCamp, or immediately after acceptance for applications after this date. As the bulk of this money will be used to finance the development project, personal donations are only refundable if a replacement volunteer can be found.

The following items are not covered by the registration fee or minimum donations and are the responsibility of the volunteer:
• travel (flights, etc) to the collection point and back
• travel insurance, visas, vaccinations
• food costs when the group is not at the project base
• all bottled drinks
• pocket money, any extra sightseeing costs

Travel health insurance, covering emergency repatriation costs and including an international emergency help line, is mandatory to attend any AidCamp.

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020

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