UNESCO and CCIVS do not recruit volunteers directly. If you want to join one of the Patrimonito Voluntary actions, you will need a sending organisation (in the country where you live) and a hosting organisation (in the country where the project you are interested in is held). To apply for a WHV workcamp, please follow the following process:
1- Consult the list of 2013 WHV projects and hosting organisations, and select the projects you’re interested to take part in.
Click here to consult the list of 2013 WHV projects
2- Find a sending organisation in your country. If there is no member organisation in your country, you should find a sending organisation in a neighbouring country.
Click here to download the list of our member organisations (pdf)
3- Get in contact with the sending organisation. They will contact the hosting organisation for you and take in charge your placement process to send you on a workcamp. You should not apply directly to the hosting organisations: your sending organisation will apply on your behalf.
Profile of volunteers:
CCIVS member organisations generally work with non-specialised volunteers
of all ages,
who want to invest their time, energy and ideas in a project for the benefit of a local community anywhere on earth.
The Patrimonito Voluntary actions last between 10 days and 3 weeks.
These short-term group projects - called workcamps - represent an important aspect of the history and
international voluntary service: you can learn more about this on CCIVS website (www.ccivs.org
Generally speaking you will have to pay a registration fee to the sending organisation, which orients you towards the appropriate program. Travel costs are usually paid by the volunteers themselves,
while board and lodging is provided by the host organisation. In the case of projects in economically
disadvantaged countries, a participation fee can be requested by the hosting organisation.
In the case of big cultural differences between the sending and hosting countries,
can demand that the volunteer should participate in special training sessions before departure or
In any case it is necessary that the volunteers prepare themselves properly