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Summer Volunteer Program 2021
A summer of joy and hope!
Travel . Teach. Trek with IEI Pakistan

In collaboration with / The Asia Foundation


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IEI x The Asia Foundation

After a year long hiatus from on-field volunteering, we are delighted to be back with our Summer Volunteer Program.

Do you enjoy immersing in the imaginary worlds of stories? Do you like storytelling? Are you passionate about giving back through education?
If you answered yes to these questions, this program is for you!

We are inviting Storytellers, Artists and Creatives to join us for a summer of fun & learning with stories!

Program Dates: July 27 to August 6 (excluding travel days). Last date to apply as a volunteer: June 30, 2021 by 3pm PST

About the Program

IEI Summer Camp 2021 is a 2 week storytelling programme that has ‘play’ and ‘social-emotional wellbeing’ at the heart of it. The programme has been designed to bring to children hope and joy during this period of uncertainty by giving them an opportunity to immerse in the world of stories.

For 10 days the program will bring together children (age 8-14 years) for volunteer led read-aloud story sessions and engage them in mixed media art activities including Live Illustrations, Role Play, Drawing, Painting & Performance Art to promote comprehension and encourage creative exploration.

Through joyous, volunteer led activities the program aims to equip children with the exposure, skills and tools to approach life and learning during this pandemic. All program activities will be executed by volunteers, under the mentorship of team IEI.

Please note: The program will striclty follow all COVID-19 SOPs and Travel Regulations implemented by the federal and provincial governments. Selected volunteers will be required to submtit a Vaccination Card or Negative PCR Test.

Key Program Highlights

Program Timeline: July 27 to August 6.(Please note this timeline includes 10

days of Summer Camp activities. Volunteers must include days of travel to location and back according to their locations)




Time Commitment Required: 3-4 hours of daily engagement.



Travel: Required.



Location: Upper Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan.



Type of Engagement: Storytelling & Creative Art Workshops.



Last day to apply June 30, 3pm PST



What Volunteers get:


Training & Mentorship on Storytelling techniques.

Opportunity for Community Engagement & Cultural Exchange.

Hiking, Camping & Excursions.

Collaborative living.

Leadership & Problem Solving Skills.

Certificate of participation.





Bringing joyful learning experiences to children during the pandemic!

What to Expect

12 day commitment
Volunteers will commit 12 days to the program activities with 3-4hr daily engagement. Volunteers are required to participate in all program activities.
Independent Travel
Volunteers will manage their travel to location independently. We do not guarantee group travel of volunteers as each may choose an option that best suits them.
Training Workshops
Volunteers will participate in expert-led training workshops prior to departure, that nurture storytelling & creative skills.
Daily Work Plan
Volunteers will follow a daily program work plan shared by IEI. The plan will provide the structure for daily activities during the course of the programme.
Story Read-aloud Sessions
Volunteers will engage in daily story read-aloud sessions using the selection of books provided by IEI and TAF. Each session will be followed by supporting mixed media activities.
Team Meetings
Volunteers will attend daily team meetings after activities, to consolidate the days activities and prepare for the next day.
Collaborative Living
Volunteers will experience collaborative work & living environment at the IEI location residence with other volunteers from across Pakistan.
Cultural Exchange
Volunteers will experience cultural exchange living and working in the community. All volunteers are expected to be sensitive to community norms.

Eligibility

The program is inviting applications from youth across Pakistan.

  1. Vaccination Card or Negative PCR test.
  2. 18+ Pakistani nationals.
  3. 3-4hr daily commitment for 12 days, to the camp activities.
  4. Commitment to attend 2-3hr training sessions for 3 days prior to program departure.
  5. Able to manage solo travel to location and back
  6. No existing health conditions (including allergies) that may require emergency care.
  7. Adaptability to co-living and working arrangements.

Important Note: Before applying please make sure that you have gone through the FAQs and What you should expect as an IEI Volunteer.

Program Fee


Program Fee Structure


Our programs have a fee structure that is explained below. Selected Volunteers will be required to deposit a program fee of PKR 20,000 /-. We expect full payment of program fees prior to arrival so we can prepare well in advance for you.

This fee covers the following program expenses:
  1. Safe & Comfortable Accomodation
  2. Daily Meals
  3. 24/7 support from experienced local field team
  4. Project Placement Fee
  5. Pre-departure support
  6. All volunteers go through an orientation program once they arrive. This encompasses project activities training, volunteer responsibilities, how to keep safe, education on the local culture and tips and advice for the duration of your stay
  7. Project development & back office costs.

Why pay Program Fee?

Our program fee logic is to provide responsible and quality volunteer programs to you. We are committed to give support, ensuring the wellbeing and guidance for volunteers, as well as giving on-going support to communities in need. Understandably these operations cost money to develop and run especially when we do not recruit enough volunteers and operate as a not-for-profit. This is where the program fees come in!

The program fee is split in the following manner:
  1. On-field arrangments & project support: 70%
  2. Pre-departure support & oritentation costs: 20%
  3. Back office costs: 10%


This is volunteering with a difference. And it’s also volunteering made easy!

Application & Selection



Last day to apply: 3pm, June 30, 2021

Have Questions? Write to us at: team.ieipakistan@gmail.com