Please read the terms of particiaption in a voluntary work programme (Workcamp) 

  1. In order to take part in a program, you must be older than 17 years old (except if it is a program for teenagers)
  2. Basic knowledge of the English language is essential (except if it is stated that knowledge of another language is necessary)
  3. Your contribution in the program is your offer of voluntary work for 6-7 hours daily, apart from Saturday and/or Sunday. You must be an active member of the group and contribute to the work and the main target. If there are any changes in the nature and program of work that had been agreed beforehand, you must show flexibility and follow the new program, except if that contradicts the philosophy of voluntary service.
  4. The Campleaders are responsible for the coordination of the program, the organisation of the economics, the supplies and the work. They are volunteers, just as you are.
  5. Concerning free time activities, it is essential that you cooperate with the rest of the team, so that you can take advantage of the free time creatively. Also, you are called to contribute and to follow the program, as that is defined from the organisation which is hosting you, based on the team’s needs. Volunteers cover their own expenses during free time. 
  6. You should always inform your camp leaders about any movement away from the group during free time.
  7. Staying overnight away from the accommodation that is provided by the hosting organisation is not permitted.
  8. During the program, it is not allowed to host other people who don’t participate in the program and don’t belong to the team where the team is staying.
  9. The organisation ELIX is not liable for whatever changes are made by the hosting organisation or local authorities that host the program. 
  10. Certain organisations pose certain special terms (for example smoking or drinking alcohol is prohibited at the place of the program), which you must respect and follow.
  11. In programs organised in Greece, you are insured for illness and accident during work hours. The organisation is not responsible for your safety during free time. Outside of Greece, terms of insurance differ from country to country. In countries of the European Union volunteers are obligatory to have the European Health Insurance Card. For countries outside the European Union, you are responsible for taking your own travel insurance. 
  12. The participation fee at the voluntary work programs is 100€. For volunteers applying through Alliance Member organisations there might be an extra fee that is stated in the workcamp description. The fee is collected together with the application and covers part of the function and administrative costs of the sending organisation. If you want to participate in more workcamps during the same year, the participation fee is 80€ for each extra program.
  13. Some special programs (educational, cultural, sport) have a different participation fee, about which you are informed before you sign the participation form.
  14. In certain programs abroad, it is mentioned in the description that the payment of an extra participation fee is required to the equivalent organisation of the country. That fee will be paid to the receiving organisation, usually by bank transfer after the acceptance and is necessary for the support and implementation of the specific program.
  15. Accommodation and food expenses are covered by the hosting organisation.
  16. The volunteer is responsible to undertake the trip arrangements and expenses as well as the issuing of passport and visa, if necessary. 
  17. The participation fee cannot be returned for no reason in case of cancellation of your participation.
  18. If there aren’t any free places in the programs of your choice, either the fee is returned to you or you are free to make more choices of programs.

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