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Top reasons why people who travel make the best employees

At Camps International we firmly believe that taking the time to travel and volunteer to help people less fortunate is a huge and important life experience. It can be easy to underestimate how valuable this experience is and all the benefits it brings to the individuals involved. We believe travellers make the best employees because: 1. They are prepared to step outside their comfort zone From the moment they start looking at destinations to travel to, that comfort zone is...

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9 reasons why overseas volunteering can help boost your future

There is no doubt, volunteering anywhere, at any time, is an exceptionally valuable activity. The skills, experience and activities you undertake will help to shape you as an individual and your future and provide vital support to those who benefit from the projects you are volunteering on. Overseas volunteering takes you even further, outside of your comfort zone and requires you to test a few more skills. It’s no secret that getting into employment has become increasingly competitive, therefore demonstrating...

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Reported by on 30th March 2017

Hospital Heroes Needed in Kenya – November 2017

Hospital Heroes Needed in Kenya – November 2017

In November we will be running our second hospital staff to help transform the lives of patients and deliver much needed support to Msambweni Hospital in Kenya. Following on from the success of last year's launch our amazing volunteers delivered medical care to over 2,000 adults and children in Kenya and you can help to make all the difference in 2017. No matter what role you currently do, your skills, experience and advice will be invaluable as you get stuck into...

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Reported by Camps International on 04th February 2017

Hospital heroes needed

Hospital heroes needed

In the UK we are exceptionally lucky to have an army of exceptional heroes working in our NHS every day. The teams of doctors, nurses and support staff work incredibly hard and deliver care of the highest possible standard 24 hours a day, every day. Last year we put a call out asking for these hospital heroes to join us and travel to Kenya for 2 weeks to work alongside the heroes working in very different and often difficult circumstances....

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Reported by Laura on 12th January 2017

Top Tips on Saving for Your Gap Trip

Top Tips on Saving for Your Gap Trip

If you’re thinking of taking a gap year (after school/college, before you go to uni, or even as a career break) there are plenty of opportunities to have the time of your life. If you think you can’t afford it, think again. We’ve put together our top tips to get you saving for your volunteering adventure, turning your dream volunteering trip into a reality. Setting a budget To start, you’ll need a rough idea of your budget so you know...

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Reported by Stu on 10th January 2017

Social Enterprise: No Longer Just ‘A Thing’

Social Enterprise: No Longer Just ‘A Thing’

Social Enterprise is ‘a thing’ now but it certainly wasn’t when we kicked off 15 years ago.  When we started talking to people about our concept, the most common question was, ‘so are you a business or a charity?’ Fifteen years feels like a lifetime for us as we have lived and breathed Camps since day one.  In the big scheme of things, it’s not so long though and it’s amazing to see how far the social movement has come. ...

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Reported by Laura on 06th January 2017

Why Should You Travel This Year?

Why Should You Travel This Year?

January is the perfect time for change. With a whole year ahead, now is the opportunity to plan a fresh start. Whether you’re looking to develop your skills, enhance your job prospects or simply have a once in a life time adventure, travel ticks all these boxes. Life’s ‘How To” Travel and personal development go hand in hand, so if you’re looking to enhance your skills and do good, volunteering whilst travelling is a great way of achieving this. Arguably,...

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Reported by on 22nd December 2016

New Year, New You, New Adventure

New Year, New You, New Adventure

Do you start every new year full of excitement and optimism for what you can achieve in the next 12 months? Would you like to make a resolution that can change your and other people’s futures for the better, forever? Did you know that travelling is one of the best ways to demonstrate your skills and prove the capabilities you have to future employers? It can also help to build your confidence, gain a better understanding of your true capabilities...

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Reported by on 22nd December 2016

Tick something off your bucket list in 2017

Tick something off your bucket list in 2017

Why not make a resolution for 2017 you can not only stick to, but thoroughly enjoy and book a trip with impact that can also tick something off your bucket list? We have a wide range of adventures available in Africa, Asia and South America from visiting breath-taking historical sites to seeing the ‘Big 5’ on safari, jungle treks, island adventures and scuba diving.   The #1 place to visit on the planet – Angkor Wat, Cambodia You could visit...

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Camps Foundation: Project Update – the Camps Effect in full swing

At Camps International we believe in doing things differently. Not content with just being a company, we’re a social enterprise - focused specifically on changing lives across 3 continents for the better. Not content with just being a social enterprise, we’re a social enterprise with a charity, one that focuses on enhancing the work our volunteers do and ensuring between charity and social enterprise that every project we start, we finish. This summer was our biggest ever, with over 1700...

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Reported by on 10th December 2016

Which life-changing project would you like to join?

Which life-changing project would you like to join?

Next year will be our 15th birthday. We will be celebrating – celebrating our volunteers, celebrating making the vision of a social enterprise that could help to change the world into a thriving reality and ultimately helping to change the lives of over 35,000 people for the better, forever. As we look ahead to next year, our focus remains on keeping our charitable and social goals at the heart of everything we do. At any one time we have over 100...

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Reported by on 18th July 2016

Hospital Heroes Needed In Kenya

Hospital Heroes Needed In Kenya

In November we are launching a brand new programme for hospital staff to help transform the lives of patients and deliver much needed support to Msambweni Hospital in Kenya. Following on from the success of our healthcare outreach programme which has delivered medical care to over 2,000 people in Kenya, we have been asked to look at vitally needed support to the hospital team, and you can help to make all the difference. No matter what role you currently do, your...

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Reported by on 05th July 2016

The Camps Effect 2016

The Camps Effect 2016

So far our projects have benefitted over 35,000 of the poorest people, supporting them towards a brighter future. We’re also helping to protect some of the most important wildlife habitats on Earth. With your help, we can achieve even more this year. In our updated report about the direct impact our charitable foundation is having we could not be more excited to share with you a few of the highlights. The Camps Foundation commits to a ‘100% Giving’ guarantee, meaning...

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