Virtual Workcamps – Boost your resilience!

At this moment due to the spread of the new coronavirus, borders are closed, flights are suspended and entire countries are in lockdown. That means, of course, that it is impossible for many volunteers to travel. But let’s look on the bright side – it is still possible to meet people from all over the world online! And the most important to support and encourage people who might be affected the most!

Workcamps Switzerland is happy to present its first Virtual Workcamps. We have gathered passionate professionals that are happy to support people around the world on a voluntary basis during this challenging and unpredictable time. For 2 weeks you will plunge into the series of workshops that help to keep your spirit up and let you stay mentally and physically healthy.

Mindfulness: coping with stress and anxiety 25.05. – 29.05.2020

You are going to explore the benefits of a regular practice of Mindfulness, how and where to practice, particular challenges that you might encounter, the scientific research, and what’s in it for you.

«Mindfulness: coping with stress and anxiety» , 25.05. – 29.05.2020, 15:00 *Swiss time.

Requirements: no previous experience is needed

Registration: If you would like to take part in this Virtual Workcamp, please register here: Registration form

Creativity beyond borders 04.05. – 08.05.2020FINISHED

During this week you will spend some evenings in a creative way taking part in diverse creative workshops. You will discover yourself, exercise different skills, handle your emotions through the improvisation, music and art.

Requirements: No previous experience is needed, but you should be very motivated and curious about the topics of workshops.

Registration: If you would like to take part in this Virtual Workcamp, please register here: Registration form

Maintain your wellbeing 11.05 – 16.05.2020FINISHED

This Virtual Workcamp will allow you to learn how to meet challenges in your mind, body or in the world with awareness through meditation, yoga, pilates, dance, music and nutrition workshops. You can meet people from around the world and find new inspiration and feel collective energy.

The time of the workshops is 15:00 *Swiss time, as we have international audience living in different time zones.

  • Breathe and meditate, 11.05.2020
  • Culinary Nutrition: Let’s learn to cook for good again!, 12. 05.2020
  • Yoga, 13.05.2020
  • Dance together, 14.05.2020
  • Stress relief singing, 15.05.2020
  • Pilates, 16.05.2020

Requirements: no previous knowledge is needed

Registration: If you would like to take part in this Virtual Workcamp, please register here: Registration form

Work

Your task is to be supportive and open-minded, active and empathic. Is it a real work? Not exactly, but it is something that many people need right now – a trustful space for fulfilling communication, inspiration and encouragement.

Location

This workcamp will be taking place entirely online. It is accessible to everybody with a working internet connection. No borders, no visa, no need to travel, so you are saving CO2-emissions which is really nice for our beautiful planet! While it is important to keep physical distance at the moment, we can create social proximity in the digital world.

Additional comments

We welcome everybody who might be interested – any age, any nationality, any background.

There is no application fee for these Virtual Workcamps. Our goal is to unite and support people from all over the world through different activities during these unpredictable times. You are welcome to join one or all of them. Please register for every Virtual Camp separately.

For taking part in the Virtual Workamps you will need Internet connection, we will use Zoom, good understanding of English.

If you have any questions or problems concerning Virtual Workcamps, please contact (always check your spam folder).

Project hosted by

Virtual Workcamp is a joint project of many workcamps organisations worldwide. Our partner organization IBG in Germany came up with this idea after the beginning of the spread of coronavirus worldwide and they are rightfully pioneers of the international volunteering movement online.

“We believe that especially in times as challenging as these, it is important to raise our voices for solidarity and international friendship. International workcamps were created 100 years ago to work towards mutual understanding, peace and solidarity beyond borders. Let’s keep this spirit and find new ways to get to know and support each other.”

Here you can find ONLINE BOARD with other recent projects and activities of our international partners and new ones will be added.