In 1920, the first workcamp started in France - mainly by German and French youth as reconstructing the farms destroyed during World War I. Since then, the concept of workcamps have been spreading all over the world. In the 60s, many workcamps focusing on construction works were organized in newly independent countries as well as peace projects between Eastern and Western Europe. Environmental workcamps have been on the rise since the 80s. According to our research, over 3,000 projects in about 100 countries are held in a year.
The Workcamp Organizations we partner with are international voluntary service NGOs/NPOs (Non-Governmental/ Non-Profit Organizations), most of which are affiliated in the international networks such as CCIVS (Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service) founded by UNESCO, NVDA (Network for Voluntary Development in Asia) and ALLIANCE of European Voluntary Service Organizations.
Each workcamp organization independently & freely organizes projects mainly in their own countries with local governments or NGO/NPOs. These workcamps are organized locally, coordinated nationally and exchanged internationally!
The common aim of all working organizations and workcamps is to achieve a peaceful, healthy, just and sustainable world by
Once decided, kindly register online and make payment of S320.00 to GVC where S$100 is refundable upon complete of work camp with feedback and photos.
What does GVC Administration fee pay for?
* 24/7 support from GVC staff,
* Program marketing costs,
* Administration costs,
* Travel costs to inspect programs and
* Communication costs with volunteers.
Please note you need to pay for your own airfare, insurance, visa and the local host workcamp fees (if required)
What does the local Workcamp fee pay for?
* Program supervision,
* Accommodation and meals during volunteer placement period,
* In-country 24/7 support and In-country administration costs
The Payment should be made in favour of “GLOBAL VOLUNTARY CAMPS LTD" by any of the below:-
i) Cheque to “GLOBAL VOLUNTARY CAMPS LTD" and mail to
238 Thomson Road #03-59 Velocity@Novena Square Singapore 307683
Please state behind the cheque the purpose of payment.
ii) Credit to bank account
Bank Name: UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LIMITED (UOB)
Bank Branch: Novena Square Branch (016)
Account No: 339-304-135-6
Account Name: GLOBAL VOLUNTARY CAMPS LTD