CADIP Short Term Volunteer Project (aka Workcamps)

Deadline: As soon as possible


NGO & Institutes


  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • France
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Korea, South
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Ukraine
  • Vietnam
  • Worldwide


Participating in an international short term volunteer project ( sometimes called Workcamp ) is an exciting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend up to 3 weeks abroad.


Working and living together with other volunteers from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain skills and get valuable experience. Many participants consider their experience as unforgettable, extremely rewarding and life-changing.


CADIP offers a wide variety of short term international volunteer opportunities: 

  •   work with orphans and disadvantaged kids 
  •   teaching children from poor communities 
  •   nature protection, gardening and forestry 
  •   therapeutic and social programs 
  •   renovation and restoration of cultural and youth centers 
  •   heritage conservation and archaeological excavations 
  •   preparation of cultural events: festivals, exhibitions, jazz and rock concerts, etc.  

Don’t be afraid to try something different, something you haven’t experienced before.


The work activities' duration is up to 6 hours a day, five days a week. This work is voluntary and charitable! Motivation is needed. There's no prerequisite of special skills or previous experience.

The activities are respective of the participants' physical abilities. Technical leaders lead the working process and monitor the safety of volunteers. The team work is foreseen as a way for getting better understanding, building friendship and also as a good example of awareness of the problems.

Your time, energy, and enthusiasm can make a difference in areas where help is really needed.

About us

Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects ( CADIP ) is a non-profit Canadian organization. It has no religious or political affiliation. Through various charity and volunteer initiatives, Cadip promotes peace, cooperation, tolerance and understanding in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and international surroundings. The organization also promotes patterns and examples of civil activities focused on serving others, on building social ties and strengthening communities, on supporting civil society development.

Mission and general objectives

  • To promote volunteering as an expression of civic contribution
  • To assist in community development
  • To build tolerance and understanding in multicultural and multi-ethnic surroundings
  • To promote multiunderstanding among volunteers all over the world
  • To facilitate the individual growth of the volunteers through the acquisition of work, life and learning skills

Opportunity is About


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate


The project language in all countries is English. Basic language skills are required unless otherwise stated in the description. Just a few projects make an exception and require Spanish or French.

Volunteering abroad is a good opportunity to practice and improve your language skills. Get better out of the classroom.


A group of 8 to 15 volunteers with diverse national and cultural backgrounds come together to spend 1 to 3 weeks united by a common goal - to donate their voluntary work for a useful project, gain a better understanding of different cultural views and lifestyles and to foster a tolerant attitude.

The workcamps welcome tolerant, open-minded and responsible people, motivated to work in the frame of the project.

Generally people from 5 to 10 different countries take part in a project. This guarantees the international character of the volunteer action, and places the participants in a multi-cultural environment. Thus people from all over the world, all races and different nationalities make friends and live together. 

The multi-cultural environment creates extremely interesting and unique atmosphere!


Deadline: As soon as possible

Cost/funding for participants


The volunteers are usually hosted in shared accommodation in community buildings, schools, farms or tents. They are expected to help with cleaning, preparing food and domestic chores. 

The board and lodging is provided and the participants don't pay for it.


  • Volunteers organize their travel individually and cover the travel costs to the project place. The volunteers are provided with detailed travel instructions on how to reach the project place.
  • The participation fee for a short-term project is $440 CAD (about $350 US). 
  • In some projects (usually in less developed countries) an extra fee may occur ( approx. $50 to $250 ). The extra fee is intended to support the local hosts who do not have sufficient funds. If there is such fee, it always appears at the end of the project description and is due upon arrival.
  • During the project accommodation and food is provided so participants have no expenses related to this.
  • The organization is not responsible for any personal expenses such as for pocket money.

There's no application fee or non-refundable deposits! If you are not placed on a project, you are not charged anything, not even a penny!

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