INEX – Association of voluntary activities is a non-governmental not-for-profit organisation founded in 1991 to carry out and support international voluntary work and intercultural education. We arrange voluntary placements abroad for Czech volunteers and organise voluntary projects in our country for incoming foreign volunteers. Annually we send over 600 volunteers abroad on long or short-term projects and welcome 350 volunteers to the Czech Republic.
The mission of INEX-SDA is by organising international voluntary projects, educational programs and campaigns to:
1. assist the development of a tolerant and open society and
2. encourage an active and responsible approach to the world around us both locally and globally
We create space in which especially (but not only) young people can gain new experience, expand their skills and develop their own views of the complexity of the world around them.
Values of INEX-SDA (principles we promote):
Volunteerism and using of own initiative
Direct experience and critical thinking
An understanding and respect of diversity
Responsibility and sustainable development
BASIC GENERAL INFORMATION FOR WORKCAMP PARTICIPANTS Age limit: Minimum age is 18 years. If not stated differently, there is no maximum age limit. For teenage workcamps, the age limit is 15-17. Duration of the projects: 7 – 20 days Number of volunteers per project: 5 – 15 volunteers + 1-2 campleaders (in teenage workcamps can be 3) Project language: English Working hours: Approximately 6 hours per day with 1-2 free days/week Study part:
According to the local possibilities excursions, discussions, workshops, guided tours or public intercultural evenings are planned as part of each project. Thus INEX-SDA supports non-formal (intercultural) learning in relation to the projects’ topics. Insurance:
INEX-SDA provides a very basic accident and liability insurance for the project participants, covering the costs only for permanent effects of injuries and damages. INEX-SDA does not provide any health insurance for the workcamp participants. We expect volunteers to arrange their own health insurance and bring the necessary documents along with them. The volunteers cannot stay at the workcamp without this insurance! We strongly advise volunteers to additionally arrange travel insurance and bringing the necessary documents with them. Other requirements:
No special knowledge or skills are required but enthusiasm and interest in the project is necessary. For some projects we ask for a motivation letter, a certificate of good conduct and a medical form. The motivation letter needs to be handed in with the application form. The certificate of good conduct has to be sent as a scan 4 weeks before the project starts and brought by the volunteer to the project. The medical form will be sent after acceptance of the volunteer to be filled in and signed by a doctor. Please note the additional information in the project descriptions. Teenage workcamps:
INEX-SDA teenage workcamps are open for participants from 15 to 17 years old (or 15 to 20 in case of SDA 404). We require from each underage participant to send us a parental authorisation and a medical form filled and signed by a parent or a legal guardian. Both documents will be provided after acceptance and must be sent as scan copies no later than 4 weeks before the start of the workcamp (by email) and then brought to the workcamp (in hard copies). Participation fee:
Our workcamps in general are without any participation fee except for one teenage workcamp – SDA 402 Protecting wetlands in Jablonne – teen (185 EUR). We require the volunteers to send it to us directly by a bank transfer (bank details will be provided after acceptance). The deadline for payment will be provided in the acceptance email.
The participation fee covers the costs of accommodation, food, some free time activities and costs of local leader. Cancelation policy:
In case of last minute cancelation (less than 3 weeks before the start of the camp), cancelation policy applies: 35 % of the fee is non-refundable. We refund the fee upon request.