What is a workcamp?
An international voluntary workcamp is a space for people of different origins and cultures to meet, while volunteering for a project of community interest, in social, environmental or cultural fields. The SCI volunteer camps are an important initiative for building a more supportive and inclusive society, promoting cultural and knowledge exchanges and breaking down prejudice to integrate different cultures.
The duration of a volunteer camp is usually between 10 days to 3 weeks and the number of participants in each cultural exchange, is usually between 6 and 20 volunteers. In the Service Civil International we always try to ensure that in each volunteer camp there is a maximum of two volunteers of the same nationality. Volunteers from 18 to 99 years old can participate in the volunteer camps, as we believe that diversity of ages can enrich the experience of all the volunteers.
The objectives of the volunteer camps are:
- Support solidarity projects through volunteer work.
- Promote links of solidarity and collaboration.
- Provide a vital enriching international experience to all volunteers.