Andriivs'kyi descent in Kyiv, Ukraine
Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo ©

Illia Cherednychenko, used under licence and adapted from the original.

Applications for GoCamp volunteers are open. The next deadline is 31 May 2018

GoCamp is recruiting English-speaking volunteers to come to Ukraine and help children learn English in the AfterSchool project.

After classes, children will be able to communicate with volunteers and their peers while taking part in projects and tasks. Volunteers will help students to work in a team, communicate in a multicultural environment, think critically, and be tolerant.

Why should I go?

You will:

  • mentor children
  • experience Ukraine
  • work on socially useful projects
  • learn how to work in a team
  • communicate in a multicultural environment
  • get special training on methodology of after-school programmes, child protection as well as Ukraine orientation sessions
  • inspire children to discover the entire world by sharing your culture, thoughts and values with them.

Where can I go?

Volunteers will be placed in one of the secondary schools in all regions of Ukraine except for Donetsk and Luhansk. 

Volunteers' safety and security is a priority, and no volunteers are sent to areas of conflict.

Am I eligible?

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. There is no upper age restriction.
  • You are required to have an upper-intermediate level of English or above.

You'll also be expected to act in a professional manner to give the kids a quality and memorable experience of their after-school programme.

Along with the training, volunteers are encouraged to engage in activities they enjoy and can teach the children more about, including their culture.

How do I apply?

Instructions on how to apply are available on GoCamp.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. If GoCamp determines that you are a good match for the programme, the next step will be a Skype interview.

When's the deadline?

Apply by 31 May 2018 to attend on:

  • 2-20 June 2018 (training for volunteers on 2-5 June)
  • 9-27 June 2018 (training for volunteers on 9-12 June)

Apply by 31 July 2018 to attend on:

  • 2-17 August 2018 (training for volunteers on 2-5 August)
  • 9-23 August 2018 (training for volunteers on 9-12 August)

Scholarships for GoCamp volunteers from the UK who apply for June sessions

There are 30 scholarships available for citizens and permanent residents of the UK.

The aim of these scholarships is to encourage cultural co-operation between Ukraine and the UK, and develop knowledge of the English language in Ukraine.

To apply for a scholarship during the June sessions, please fill in the registration form by 31 May 2018 and note in the 'Special needs' line that you are applying for a scholarship.

Scholarship applications are assessed on:

  • financial need
  • skills of effective communication and engagement with children
  • general motivation.

The scholarship contributes towards the flights and programme fee of $75. An individual scholarship's value is €170.

How do I get in touch? 

Visit the GoCamp site to get more information and to apply.

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