At this moment due to the spread of the new coronavirus, many borders are still closed, flights are suspended and some countries are still 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!
Workcamp Switzerland has organised four virtual workcamps in May 2020 under the motto “Boots your resilience”. Around 100 participants from almost 30 countries took part in our virtual workcamps. Enthusiastic professionals hosted the workshops on a voluntary basis to encourage people from all over the world during the challenging corona crisis. Participants were able to plunge into series of workshops to stay mentally fit, find new inspiration and feel the collective energy. Despite contact and travel restrictions, we succeeded to promote international exchange through art, music, improvisation, mindfulness, dance, yoga, etc.
Our international partners are still inviting you to take part in many interesting virtual workcamps. Here you can find ONLINE BOARD with other recent projects and activities and new ones will be added.
Join the virtual workcamp and volunteer in a different way! What will we be working on together? Many workcamp organisations started finding meaningful tasks that can be done together online: speaking clubs, discussions on environmental problems, “Do it youself” camps, workcamps dedicated to moral and physical health, self-improvement and much more.
And of course, you can exchange ideas, experiences, language, music, recipes and much more with the other online volunteers, just as in a real workcamp. Bring your own ideas and let’s be creative together!
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.
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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.”