Due to Russian aggression, a lot of Ukrainian kids have suffered from kinds of stress and trauma. GoCamp is launching a new online program. In these times, everyone's task is to master anxiety and do useful work to not go crazy from uncertainty. Today, most Ukrainians actively help the army and defense, seek and distribute humanitarian aid to the front line, and receive refugees and victims of hostilities.
It is crucial that we, teachers and volunteers, continue to do our job - teach children, spend time with them and pay attention to their needs. After all, children need our attention like no one else now!
The participation fee of the volunteer is being paid as a confirmation of participation at the GoCamp project and covers organizational expenses during volunteer work in Ukraine. Online volunteering programs are free.
As a non-profit organization, we fundraise money for the projects and by paying a participation fee volunteers also contribute to GoCamp and by this expense receive:
GoCamp Alumni do not pay a participation fee, yet can also support the project if they have a possibility and willingness to donate.
Under the supervision of the Camp director and English (French/German) teacher volunteers will assist in delivering online activities including but not limited to English (French/German) classes, games, projects etc. Volunteers become mentors and friends for kids, cultural and language ambassadors.
Online GoCamp programs are facilitated by the GoCamp team. Language teachers enlist student-participants and make sure they follow all the activities planned within the program, join online sessions with GoCamp facilitators, guest speakers, and volunteer.
School children aged 13 to 15. Camp groups and English (French/German) language ability will be mixed, and these may vary from school to school. Our volunteers will not be the teachers at the camps. Camp staff comprises of English (French/German) and other subject teachers from the participating schools.
The time and commitment required varies depending on the role and the needs of the local Camp. Generally, we require volunteers to be available for around 1-3 hours during the day, 5 days a week (Mon to Fri), and weekends are free. Volunteers can always discover Ukraine after and during the program by joining additional online meetings by previous arrangement with a teacher-mentor.
Under the supervision of the Camp director and English (French/German) teacher volunteers assist in directing all activities including but not limited to English classes, games, sports, projects etc. Volunteers become mentors and friends for kids, cultural and language ambassadors.
English (French/German) teachers are responsible for developing/adapting camp program and schedule.
School children aged 11 to 15. Camp groups and English (French/German) language ability will be mixed, and these may vary from school to school. Our volunteers will not be the teachers at the camps. Camp staff comprises of English (French/German) and other subject teachers from the participating schools.
The time and commitment required varies depending on the role and the needs of the local Camp. Generally, we require volunteers to be available for around 5-8 hours during the day, 5 days a week (Mon to Fri), and weekends are free. During the weekends, you may travel and site-see. GoCamp managers will be happy to provide advice and assistance. It is also possible to stay at the camp if you do not wish to visit nearby cities. Volunteers are welcome to explore Ukraine before or after the program at their own cost.
All regions of Ukraine are covered. Most camps take place in small towns and villages, in picturesque places. You will be sent to the region you showed interest in. Orientation camp for volunteers upon their arrival will occur in Kozyn, Kyiv region, for 3 days. GoCamp provides transportation for our volunteers free of charge from the airport to the camp for volunteers and then to the nearest to the school camp railway station. Local school representatives are expected to pick the volunteers up at the station and bring to the campsite.
If you got this far, then you are probably aware of the recent events that have troubled Ukraine. We will state this from the very beginning that the camp and you are in a safe environment, far away from any danger and isolated from all the political and social turmoil. Ukraine is at war with Russia in the eastern region of Donetsk and Luhansk, Crimean peninsula is occupied by Russia (marked pink on map). The rest of Ukraine is safe, everyday life goes normally. Our volunteers safety and security is our priority, so no volunteers are sent to the conflict areas.
GoCamp will take care of:
General (for both online and offline)
For offline programs
For offline programs
The program does NOT cover airfare to and from Ukraine. Volunteers are responsible for covering the cost of: airfare to and from Ukraine, obtaining their visas (transportation to and from consulates, doctor’s appointments, Criminal Background Checks, etc.), international medical insurance, 75 $ participation fee and bringing sufficient funds for their own personal needs (travel, leisure, etc.). The amount of spending money you should bring depends on how much you think you will spend while in Ukraine. The current exchange rate can be found here (http://coinmill.com/UAH_calculator.html#UAH). While keeping in mind that volunteers near smaller villages will spend less money during the week relative to volunteers in larger cities, GoCampl recommends at least $100.00 (USD) for each week you will be in Ukraine.