Summer programme

IEI Summer Camps

A summer of joy and hope!

Program Timeline

Summer Months, between June-August

Time Commitment Required

3-4 hours daily for 8-10 days.



Type of Engagement


Last day to apply

Yearly Deadline between May-June

About The Programme

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.

What To Expect

12 day commitment

Volunteers commit 12 days to the program activities with 3-4hr daily engagement. Volunteers are required to participate in all program activities.

Independent Travel

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.

Training Workshops

Volunteers participate in expert-led training workshops prior to departure, that nurture storytelling & creative skills.

Daily Work Plan

Volunteers follow a daily program work plan shared by IEI. The plan provides the structure for daily activities during the course of the programme.

Story Read-aloud Sessions

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.

Team Meetings

Volunteers attend daily team meetings before or after activity execution, to consolidate the learnings and prepare for the next day.

Collaborative Living

Volunteers experience collaborative work & living environment at the IEI location residence with other volunteers from across Pakistan.

Cultural Exchange

Volunteers experience cultural exchange living and working in the community. All volunteers are expected to be sensitive to community norms.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for our summer programmes is fairly simple. It includes:

  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.

Programme Fee

Programme Fee Structure

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:

  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 Programme Fee?

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:

  1. On-field arrangements & project support: 70%
  2. Pre-departure support & orientation costs: 20%
  3. Back office costs: 10%

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.

Community Representative


Summer Camp'21, Khyber

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.

Ramil Aftab


Theatre Wallay

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.

Participating Student's Mother


Summer Camp'21, Khyber