Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need any special qualifications ?
Do I pay for my own transportation ?
Will the organisation make the travel arrangements for me ?
Are there any extra fees to cover apart from the travel and the inscription fee ?
How about room and board ?
Will I need insurance ?
A friend of mine is also interested in volunteering, would it be possible for us to be in the same project and period together ?
Are there any age limits ?
I will only be old enough once the volunteer project has started. Can I still register?
May I bring pets ?
What should I bring with me ?
What do I bring in my medical kit ?
Does CADIP organize an orientation meeting prior to the workcamp ?
Can I obtain a record for the completed community service hours ?
No, you don't need any special qualifications. Former experience can be helpful but is not required. If there are any special requirements for a certain project, they will be noted in the project description. It is most important to be motivated and willing to work as a volunteer.
Yes, volunteers pay for their own transportation to the country such as airline, bus or train tickets as well as the internal transportation to the camp place. We provide you with detailed information on how to find the place, but you have to arrive at the camp on your own.
No, it’s each volunteer’s responsibility to arrange his travel to the workcamp site.
There are no extra or hidden fees. You have to budget pocket money for your personal expenses such as souvenirs, photos, etc.
During the workcamp, board and lodging are provided, and volunteers don't have to pay for it. Usually, this is really close or on the same place where the volunteer work will take place.
Volunteers are not insured against accident or illness during the workcamp. That means that, expenses for medicines or possible hospitalisation are not covered by the organisation. In case of small accident, first aid is provided.
If your friend is also motivated, there is no problem to be together in the same project. You just have to apply earlier in order to be sure that we have free room.
Most of the volunteer opportunities are open for anybody over 18 and there is no upper age limit. However in some countries the projects have some specific age requirements. The age range in those cases is rather a decision of our local hosting organizations and is often due to local legislation and requirements related to the local activities for youth. Each project description specifies clearly the age range of the participants.
No. You must be old enough before the project starts.
Sorry, it is not allowed to bring any kind of pets on a workcamp.
Usually, it’s nothing more than your personal stuff for two-three weeks. We advise people to bring music instruments, CDs, pictures, games, etc. to share with the others and make the evenings more fun. If there’s something specific you’ll need in the project, you will be noticed about it in the “Infosheet” with detailed information that you’ll get prior to the camp.
This is a general list that you can use as a reference
- Mosquito repellant
- Sun cream
- Pain killers
- Any personal medicaments you may need
No, the organization provides the full information about the project in an Infosheet that is sent to the volunteers usually one month before the camp starts. It contains details about the project, planned activities, travel directions, what to bring, etc. As well, volunteers are always welcome to contact CADIP Volunteer Support Team for any further questions or concerns.
Yes, a certificate for the completed volunteer hours is issued upon request. Certificate can be requested in the year of your participation in a volunteer project. After that, it can be issued only if you maintain your membership.