GO: GAiN Overseas Projects
Overseas projects are a great way to give some of your time to help others, make relationships with new people and learn more about the work of GAiN around the world. There are short term projects running throughout the year and you can join individually or as a group. Projects are sometimes run in English by other GAiN offices around the world. So you can expect to join an interesting and diverse group of people!
GAiN is working with local partners who are providing help to refugees in Greece who have fled their homelands. You will spend a week helping our local partner in an arrivals camp on the island of Lesvos. You could be distributing food, helping to accommodate new arrivals and manning the entry points for the secure sections of the camp.
We have regular teams going from the UK office with additional teams going from our Dutch office throughout the year.
Following three years of team projects going to support the Roma community in Cluj-Napoca, this has become a regular project from the UK.
Building partnership with the local organisations has made a real impact in their ongoing work to see lives transformed for the long term. For a people who are consistently excluded from the wider culture there is a great need to show the children and teenagers that they are valuable and can reach for a better future.
Dates: June 2019 (exact dates tbc)
To see the information from the project that went last year click here.
You could be playing with the children, teaching English, helping with construction work and experiencing local Haitian culture.
GAiN Germany will be taking a team to Haiti in 2019, the dates are 20th Oct – 1st November 2019.
If you would like to register your interest in this project please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year GAiN runs a student project in partnership with Student Life. Previous projects have been to support GAiN’s local partners at a Haiti orphanage, with the Roma community in Romania and more recently to refugee camps in Greece. These are great opportunities for university students to develop practical skills, make relationships and experience different cultures.
This year we joined up for a team to go to Greece in April, read the full story here.
In 2019 a team will be returning to Greece where many people continue to arrive seeking a place of refuge. For more information speak to your university Student Life committee or email email@example.com
Visit mystudentlife.org.uk/gainprojects for full details.
We are currently developing opportunities for professionals from within the medical and health sector to volunteer with our teams overseas. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register your interest.
GAiN has an international database of people trained and ready to respond to disaster situations around the world. In the event of a disaster situation, depending on the circumstances GAiN will send a team to the area to assist one of our local partners in aid distribution, logistics and construction. When it is possible, GAiN may work with the local partner on a long term basis to provide support for several years after the disaster. You could be trained to respond as part of future teams.
Visit www.dartgain.eu to find out more about DART as well as how to apply and details for the next training.
GAiN Korea are recruiting volunteer teachers to work in their school in New Delhi, India. The school is able to reach children that would not usually have access to education. A foundation in English will allow students to apply for better jobs when they are older. You would be teaching English in the school classrooms and also with small groups outside the school. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
As a long term project lead by GAiN Germany we are committed to see the lives of the children cared for and set up for a stronger future. Now with new dormitories and kindergarten the prospects look brighter already. We are still looking for staff who are willing to move to Haiti and form a team with other international staff to manage the project on GAiN’s behalf alongside the local team. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.