FAQ - All you need to know about workcamps
For most of our camps abroad you need to be 18 years old. Some partner organisations make exceptions for 17-year-olds and we we always have a certain number of teenage-workcamps for participant from 14/15 years on
Usually the camp language ist English.
There are a few camps where the main language of communication is French or Spanish
Application to your desired camp
As soon as you have found a suitable camp in our search engine, you can drag it in to your "shopping cart" by clicking on "add to basket". Your desired camp or camps will then be moved to your shopping cart. By clicking on "Apply Now" on the left hand side you are then automatically redirected to the online application. Please fill in the application form entirely in English and only submit it once you have checked all your details.
Important! If you are still a minor, please print the online application, let your legal guardians sign it and send it back to us via post or fax. We will then receive your online application via email and forward it to our respective partner organisation abroad. They will then decide according to criteria of group constellations (nationality, gender, age) whether you can be accepted on your desired camp. If this is not possible for your first choice, we will then enquire with your second choice and so on. It is therefore beneficial for you to state several alternative workcamps on your application. The entire application process may take up to 14 days. We will send you your application confirmation via email. If all your desired camps are already fully booked, we will get in touch with you to suggest alternatives.
Preparing for the workcamp
Depending on your passport and residential status you might need a visa to enter certain countries. As far as possible we will help you with that, if needed.
If you would like to take part in a workcamp in the US or in Russia, you will need a tourist visa (90 days) for your entry into the country. With your application confirmation you will receive from us further information regarding the visa regulations regarding your workcamp country. For a workcamp in Canada you will require a work visa. In this case you should plan for a waiting period and bureaucratic effort.
Regardless of the country, you will have to organise your visa on your own. We are glad to help you out with any questions or problems – provided that we know the answers. More information on visa applications can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
For German participants who want to take a part in workcamps in Germany the participation fee is 100 €. For Workcamps abroad you usually have to pay 140€.
For participants from abroad who want to take a part in workcamps in Germany the participation fee is 50 €.
Please note that some Camps have an extra fee.
The arrival must be financed by the participants themselves. Accommodation and food are provided.