Volunteer with Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects

Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects (CADIP) is a non-profit Canadian organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It has no religious or political affiliation. Through various charity, volunteer and youth 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.
Participating in an international short term volunteer project ( so called Workcamp ) can be an exciting prospect. It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other young people from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make many new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain new skills and experience. Your time, energy, and enthusiasm can make a difference in areas where help is really needed.

In each short term project the charity work activities' duration is up to 6 hours a day, five days a week. This work is voluntary. No special skills, experience or knowledge are needed. The activities carried out are always respective of each participant’s physical abilities.
Don’t be afraid to try doing something different, something which you haven’t experienced before. Technical leaders in each project lead the working process and constantly monitor the safety of volunteers. The common work is foreseen as a way for getting better understanding, building friendship and also as a good example of awareness of the problems.
Do I need any special qualifications ?
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.
How about room and board ?
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.
A friend of mine is also interested in volunteering, would it be possible for us to be in the same project and period together ?
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.
Are there any age limits ?
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.
What should I bring with me ?
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.
What do I bring in my medical kit ?
This is a general list that you can use as a reference only.- Mosquito repellant- Sun cream- Pain killers- Any personal medicaments you may need.
Can I obtain a record for the completed community service hours ?
Yes, a certificate for the completed volunteer hours is issued upon request.
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