I have just
completed your workcamp project in Ayacucho, Peru. I had an
excellent time, and it was a very good experience. I want to
thank you for offering such a high quality workcamp, and I look
forward to participating in more of your workcamps in the
future. Kristina /Canada/
Visiting a new
country and being welcomed by its people whilst sharing such a
unique and positive experience is an opportunity not to be
turned down. Live for the moment, take up the challenge and go!
The idea of
International Workcamp is such a brilliant idea and have been
proven successful through our experiences. Many cultures were
shared among new friends throughout these workcamps. Much
flexibility in building the programs of workcamps allows
volunteers to fully contribute their skills and talents.
Wing Man /Hong Kong/
When time went on
during the camp, relations got stronger and stronger. The
volunteers were really integrated with the children. We had a
close group where nobody was an outsider. This was very special.
It’s always good to
meet new people, to become more self-confident and open up. I
think workcamps are really the best way to spend the summer. You
meet people from all over the world and at the same time get to
know a country from a very different than the touristic view.
And you also visit countries where you maybe normally wouldn’t
spend your holidays. Christina
Very enjoyable. I
am very sad to leave. The whole experience has been great. Many
different people within the group. I feel we all got on well and
learnt things from each other. I have learnt many things about
myself and life in general.
I had a great
experience and the workcamp gave me the opportunity to visit
many places I wouldn't have been to if I had just passed through
as a tourist. Almost everyone I talked to was really friendly
and the countryside is really beautiful. I was very glad to see
that the work we had done will have some positive effect.
I feel this
workcamp was an extremely rewarding and worthwhile experience.
The group were fantastic people and made the whole experience
even better than I could have imagined. I feel privileged to
have been a member of this workcamp. A fantastic opportunity to
travel and learn, not to be missed !!!
I felt good about
making a difference, and also about doing something for others.
I feel that I’ve received more from the local people than what
I’ve given, and perhaps next time I go on a workcamp, I will be
more prepared to “give”. It was quite a valuable experience. I
hope a lot of people participate in workcamps.
Joo Hyun /Korea/
I've had a great
two weeks and I look forward to doing more volunteer work in the
future. All the locals are extremely friendly and are always
willing to help out. I would recommend this workcamp to any one
and I am a little sad that it is coming to an end. This has been
one of my best life experiences. It has given me a positive
outlook towards life. Andrew
I wanted to go
somewhere different from Denmark, to experience life in another
kind of society. Meeting a new society is always a good thing.
To see how things are done on other places gives a new view of
the world. It has been the greatest experience! I've enjoyed my
stay and I'll go again! Hanne
I have had a
fantastic 2 weeks with very welcoming, generous and fun-loving
people and feel privileged to have been part of their lives.
I’ve also enjoyed spending time with like-minded people from
other countries on this project, and being here has made me feel
very lucky for what I’ve got and the opportunities I have.
I learned much more
than what I expected before I came here. It certainly affected
my personality and career choice in the future. Workcamp is one
thing you should definitely experience in your life time. You
will see great sights, meet great people and have great
experience. Asami /Japan/
experiences in contact with people helps to develop yourself as
a human being. Every intercultural exchange makes from
foreigners friends and you forget the borders separating us all.
Even if you don't speak the same language there is always a
possibility for communication. Just try!
It was an amazing
experience for me. I loved working with the kids, even though at
times it got really hard. It has made me more aware of the needs
of neglected children and has even made me think of going into
some sort of child welfare work/studies when I return home.
It has really
changed my perspectives - I have seen something that no one else
I know has seen, and have been positively affected.
I would definitely
recommend volunteering to anyone. It is a fantastic opportunity
to help others, while learning a lot about yourself. I have met
a lot of new fascinating friends from around the world. I will
definitely be volunteering again.
The work is useful
in order to know better each other, to share impressions and
feelings in a content of work. It was a good experience. I've
got a lot of friends and I always felt like in a big family,
everyone was friendly in this residence. I've learned that
youths from everywhere have the same needs and feelings, human
relationships are the same all over the world.
I think I had very
precious experience and I could improve myself through this
experience. Joji /Japan/
I have realized how
much you are actually able to do together if you have a goal and
don't give up about it. I have had a great time and will
definitely go to a workcamp next year!
Don't hesitate to
visit a country whose culture and language you don't understand:
your experience will be better than expected, as every day
you'll see your progress in understanding people and the
culture, and you'll be glad to visit exotic and marvelous
places. Rut /Spain/
Workcamps are a
brilliant idea. You get to really experience the culture of the
country you are in and there are many young people who are
willing to do voluntary work for good causes. It’s great being
part of an international group of volunteers as well. It makes
for a good time when you’re not at work.
In general I prefer
workcamps to normal touristic holidays, because you get closer
to culture and people. Work was very useful, both painting and
playing with children. I was happy to see that what we did is
important. To be able to help is always good for someone's
personality. Rasmus /Denmark/
interesting part of camps such as this is the chance to work in
a group, with purpose. Usually people in some developed
countries forget how to live together, how to work together, how
to share. Camps like that give one the chance to look beyond
A workcamp is the
most amazing way to have a unique experience that will give you
new skills and insights. It’s a fantastic way to travel and
learn. It helps you to live life to the full, as every day is
full of amazing experiences, and every day counts.
I expected to find
good friends and I managed. I really enjoyed spending time
together with the whole group and I think that it is very
important for the group to do everything together.
It’s a very
interesting project to know other country, its culture. It has
been a great experience for me and it has been great for my
professional future. There are no words to explain this
experience. The only way to understand it is living it.
No matter which
culture or situation, we are all the same. The more you put in,
the more you received regarding friendship and confidence.
I think these
workcamps are great idea and I hope they will continue for a
long time! Su Yen /Malaysia/
A workcamp is certainly
one of the best ways to discover the people of foreign
countries. For me that was a unique experience. Try it.
I think it’s not the work alone that made this workcamp significant. For me the most important thing was that there was a foreign group in the park, which showed that preserving nature is something very important. So the mixture of doing something for the park and being in the park is the real important thing. Till /Germany/
recommend this to a person wanting to spend some of their time
with a set purpose. There is plenty to be done whatever your
“skills”, even if you have none. Anyone with patience,
enthusiasm and an ability to keep the mind fresh could really
benefit from such a workcamp.