Camvol provides mutually beneficial placements for UK students with development and environmental NGOs in India and Nepal.

The placements serve the social needs of the host organisations in India and Nepal as well as the work experience, cultural exchange and career development needs of the volunteers.

The objectives are to promote:

  • an appreciation for living, working and communicating in a different culture
  • an awareness of the very different levels of socio-economic well-being in parts of the developing world
  • an appreciation for the role (and limitations) of development work
  • confidence building
  • inter-personal skills
  • problem solving skills.

The volunteering opportunities should make students sensitive to the complex realities of development. Volunteers should seek to make a positive contribution to the on-going work of the host organisations.