Welcome to join our
workcamps, share happy time and
create fresh new age together! All campsites have
good-natured and warm people, so you will discover the colorful and vigorous
face of Taiwan and those are completely different from
stereotypical images you may have through media.
< All workcamps share
the following features (unless mentioned in each project description) >
a) Age limit : From 18 (No maximum). In some projects, we accept kids with their parents joining together and in some cases, volunteers 1-2 years fewer than 18 (aged 16-17) are welcomed as well.
Language : English (Mandarin or Taiwanese is not required, but we welcome your trying!)
c) Insurance : We provide small amount of insurance only for accidents during workcamps IN Taiwan.
d) Accommodations : Mostly, there're showers, kitchens and toilets. Basic, but enjoyable enough.
e) Study Part : All workcamps are designed for youths around the world to learn and work on a better future for global community.
How to apply for Taiwan WorkCamp?
A: Apply through our workcamp partners or NVDA!!
Non-Taiwanese volunteers living outside Taiwan have to
apply to local Workcamp
of their own countries instead of toward VYA(if there are no such NGO partners
there, then people need to apply through NVDA
Only people live in Taiwan, can apply to VYA
directly by sending the application forms and paying the fee to;
Name of account: Vision
Youth Action,Yong-Mei LIN 願景青年行動網協會林詠梅
Name of Bank: Taipei Fubon
Bank, Kuting Branch
Bank Address: No.100, Roosevelt
Rd., Sec. 3, Taipei City 100, Taiwan
[For more information of our workcamp NGO partner around the world]
Members of Alliance http://www.alliance-network.eu/
Members of CCIVS:
Members of NVDA:
B: How much should volunteers afford?
a. Transportation fee: Volunteers have to afford the transportation fee to and back from workcamp sites by themselves.
b. Registration fee:
the registration fee volunteers pay to VYA according to the following
situations. .Food and accommodation during the projects are provided by VYA & the local partners;
a) From organizations charging no fee to VYA vols. : No fee
b) From organizations charging some fee to VYA vols. : US$200-300 per a workcamp (+)
c) Individual applicants who are living in Taiwan : US$150-250 per a workcamp (++)
* Most of
European/ North American/Japan/Korea
partners are a)
and Most of Asian/ African/
Latin American are b).
+ This depends on the agreement with each NGO partners.
We usually charge the same amount as they dowhile we can
consider discount/ exemption for the partners in “less expensive” (developing)
++ This includes fee of life-long membership and Pre-workcamp. People originally
from “less expensive” countries (GDP: below 5,000 US$) are discounted to US$150.
C: Detail information of the project
1-2 months before the projects begin, volunteers
will receive” Information Sheets” (details of the project: what to bring,
the meeting place,
how to get there, etc.) together with “AcceptanceLetter” and “VYA Volunteers'
Guide" through the
D: Book the flights as soon as being accepted!
Don't wait for the Information Sheets; otherwise you may miss economy class!
all the workcamps in Taiwan,
volunteers will have to meet in the accommodations or the train stations in the afternoon of the
first camp day. And the workcamps finish in the
afternoon of the last day.
Some projects are located quite far from the airports and the
inexpensive route takes much time. We
advise volunteers to arrive at/leave Taiwanat least a few
days before/after the projects begins/ends also because volunteers should not expect much sightseeing during the projects.(If
you want to do it, please do it before/after the workcamps!)
Before the workcamp begins, we may be able to arrange some VYA
volunteers/members to homestay the participants, otherwise we will recommend
youth hostels. (For further
for the info.sheets!)