Summer Months, between June-August
3-4 hours daily for 8-10 days.
Yearly Deadline between May-June
IEI Summer Programmes are designed to bring a sense of joy to the children through carefully curated activities that span a variety of skills including reading, communication skills, climate literacy, digital literacy, art, music, movement and sport.
The Summer Camp usually spans over 10-12 days of activities, with ‘play’ and ‘social-emotional wellbeing’ at the heart of it. The programme brings together children (age 10-18 years) for volunteer led storytelling, writing, science discovery and mixed media art activities including live illustrations, role play, drawing, painting & filmmaking to encourage creative exploration.
The programmes are executed in an in-residence volunteer model. Recruited volunteers undergo training followed by travel to the location and execution of activities.
Volunteers commit 12 days to the program activities with 3-4hr daily engagement. Volunteers are required to participate in all program activities.
Volunteers manage their travel to location independently. We do not guarantee group travel of volunteers as each may choose an option that best suits them.
Volunteers participate in expert-led training workshops prior to departure, that nurture storytelling & creative skills.
Volunteers follow a daily program work plan shared by IEI. The plan provides the structure for daily activities during the course of the programme.
Volunteers engage in regular story read-aloud sessions using the selection of books provided by IEI. Each session is often followed by supporting mixed media activities.
Volunteers attend daily team meetings before or after activity execution, to consolidate the learnings and prepare for the next day.
Volunteers experience collaborative work & living environment at the IEI location residence with other volunteers from across Pakistan.
Volunteers experience cultural exchange living and working in the community. All volunteers are expected to be sensitive to community norms.
The eligibility criteria for our summer programmes is fairly simple. It includes:
Important Note: Before applying please make sure that you have gone through the FAQs and What you should expect as an IEI Volunteer.
Our programmes have a fee structure that is explained below. Selected Volunteers will be required to deposit a program fee of PKR 25,000 /-. 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:
Our programme fee logic is to provide responsible and quality volunteer programmes to you. We are committed to giving 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 fee comes in!
The program fee is split in the following manner:
This is volunteering with a difference. And it’s also volunteering made easy!
We are very thankful to team IEI for the opportunity you have provided to our children and how you have used a variety of different ways to impart education to our children. It is a very good approach to bring together urban youth with our rural children as this opens new opportunities for our children to learn from exposure.
It was a very fulfilling experience for me. Working with children in a remote area to conduct a short theater play was a completely new thing for me but it turned out to be both entertaining and challenging at the same time. It was a milestone for me to be able to direct a play in this region of Pakistan with the talented youth of Hunza. I am so proud of my students who gave me so much respect, stood by me with patience and put in a lot of effort to prepare for the play.
My child is very excited about the program. He is participating in theater and today he has been after me to find him his shuka, a local style robe which he will be wearing for the final rehearsals. I am very happy my child has activities to do after a long while in this pandemic.