About the local hosting organization
Global Voluntary Camps Ltd (GVC) is a non-profit organization registered in Singapore, incorporated on 22 July 2009. The founders Yeo Ching Khee and Wong Yuen Lik are working in the travel service line with X-Trekkers Adventure Consultant Pte Ltd. Since year 2002, X-Trekkers has been organising community service expedition with travel component toChina, India and Malaysia. In the year 2006 to 2008, X-Trekkers is also a contract partner with NVDA as a sending organisation from Singapore. In view of long term relationship and partnership with NVDA and other organisation, Global Voluntary Camps Ltd is formed.
Most of the partner organizations we work with are affiliated with CCIVS (Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service) founded by UNESCO, UN in 1948 to assist and promote workcamp in the world.
We believe in providing a real educational experience through overseas experiential learning. As such, we arrange trips for schools and individuals to various volunteer placements throughout Asia.
We have arranged a number of trips to various work camps in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal and Vietnam. In 2010, we started to partner with local schools and NPOs to organize work camps for youth from the other parts of the world. The response to this inbound program is encouraging and we have a number of oversea organizations expressing interest to attend work camps in Singapore.
About the volunteer work
WWS (Waterways Watch Society) was formed in 1998 with a firm advocate of public education on water and environment awareness. Looking to build up individual responsibility and shared ownership of our water resources, they have established various programmes that engage corporations, schools, community groups and even government agencies. WWS was awarded the inaugural Presidential Environment Award in 2006 and the honorary WaterMark Award in July 2007.
Throughout the year GVC organises different volunteering program for our international volunteers and with our international partners.
The program includes:
- International Workcamp/ Short Term Volunteer
- Group/ Bilateral Program
- Long and Middle Term Volunteer – LMTV (1 month – 1 year)
- Weekend Workcamp – Mini workcamp (VSTV)
No special skills are required, only positive motivation and being open minded.
Volunteers will be staying in hostel.
For our International Workcamp/ Short Term Volunteer, the minimum age is 18 years old (no maximum age).
Language use will be English.
Onsite accommodation and 3 vegetarian meals per day are provided. Volunteer may also prepare own meals on the stovetop. Please note that only vegetarian food is permitted on the premises.
Location: North-West Singapore. Meeting point at Choa Chu Kang MRT Station 8:45am
Terminal: Singapore Changi Airport
About the project location
For short term or long term workcamp you will be arranged to stay in hostel in the city.
Location: Kallang Basin or as advised
Terminal: Singapore Changi Airport
About the leisure activities possible
During the free time, volunteers can visit the many tourist attractions (eg. Sentosa, Merlion Park, Esplanade, Gardens by the bay etc), nature reserves, horticulture park, shopping areas, the museums and historical landmarks in Singapore.
Some of the workcamps will coincide with our festivals and you will be able to witness and enjoy the modes of celebration by the different