Vrijwilligerswerk in Zuid Korea

In Zuid Korea hebben we verschillende projecten voor vrijwilligerswerk en culturele onderdompeling beschikbaar. U kunt uw eigen project kiezen, verschillende projecten combineren en uw eigen unieke programma op maat samenstellen. Vrijwilligerswerk doen in Seoul Zuid Korea is een ongelooflijke ervaring die je veel kan leren over het land en zijn cultuur.

Je kunt elke maandag starten en je kunt meedoen vanaf 2 weken tot 8 weken.

Op de maandag van je eerste week is er een oriëntatie door ons lokale team, zodat je zowel vertrouwd kunt raken met de omgeving als met de lokale cultuur.

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Aankomst

Uw ophaalservice vanaf de luchthaven is inbegrepen. U wordt op zondag bij aankomst opgewacht. Je wordt opgehaald door het lokale team op Incheon Airport en naar je accommodatie gebracht om de andere internationale vrijwilligers te ontmoeten. We zullen u voorzien van de volledige aankomsttijd, plus alle details, inclusief contactgegevens wanneer u uw programma boekt. Boek uw vlucht pas als u de aankomstgegevens van ons heeft ontvangen.

Oriëntatie

Op de maandag van je eerste week is er een oriëntatie door je coördinator, zodat je zowel vertrouwd kunt raken met de omgeving als met de lokale cultuur.

Accommodatie & Maaltijden

Je accommodatie is inbegrepen van zondag tot zaterdagochtend van je laatste week. De accommodatie is in gedeelde kamers met andere vrijwilligers. Gedurende de hele reis verblijft u in slaapzalen voor één geslacht. De kamers worden gedeeld met andere vrijwilligers. Je verblijft samen met de andere deelnemers in een vrijwilligershuis.

Je maaltijden zijn inbegrepen tijdens je programma. Van maandag tot en met vrijdag zijn er 3 maaltijden per dag inbegrepen en in het weekend 2 maaltijden per dag.

Ervaar comfort en gemak tijdens uw verblijf in onze accommodatie in Seoul. Onze accommodatie ligt vlak bij de luchthaven en dicht bij het bruisende stadscentrum en biedt een scala aan standaard gedeelde kamers die plaats bieden aan 2-8 gasten. Elke kamer is uitgerust met voorzieningen zoals airconditioning en moderne westerse toiletten, evenals toegang tot warme douches.

Blijf in contact met vrienden en familie dankzij wifi in de gemeenschappelijke ruimtes. Handige wasfaciliteiten zijn ook beschikbaar op het terrein. En kom na een lange dag naar onze vriendelijke pub op de eerste verdieping, open voor alle gasten en perfect om te ontspannen en een praatje te maken met medereizigers.

De projecten in Zuid Korea

Culture Week

The Culture Week is a program filled with Korean cultural experiences! This week will open your eyes to Korean culture, giving you an understanding of the country and its people.

Come and get a taste of Korea, the trendiest country in Asia. Experience the fast-paced, modern city of Seoul firsthand. Discover Korea and its culture, beyond K-pop and K-movies, get a taste of real Korean food, take a walk in the royal palace, and chill out at the pubs in the coolest town in Seoul.

The cozy guesthouse is only an hour away from the airport and is in the heart of Seoul, full of young artists, and an exciting marketplace bustling with activities every day.

Over the course of one week, you will learn about the rich culture and traditions of Korea and experience life in Korea.

The Seoul Culture Week is a great program to get to know Korea and settle in before starting any project placement in Korea. By the end of the week, you will become a Seoulite comfortably living and making your way to wherever you need to go around Korea.

Typically, The Culture Week will have around 3-4 hours of activities, whether it’s a tourist schedule, or writing your name in Korean with a brush, or trying out a placement. The rest of the day and all weekends are your free time to do as you wish.

Some may wish to go for a day trip or a hike, some may want to stay in the guest house and have a chilled-out weekend. In any case, the local team will be there to help you plan and make reservations for your schedules.

Most of the activities scheduled in Culture Week will be in the central Seoul area, and the local team will accompany all the schedules. Taking the metro or bus is the most effective and cheapest way to get to and from the activities in Seoul. Travel time varies widely from activity to activity, and you should expect to spend 30-60 minutes traveling each way.

Schedule

Monday
• Breakfast at the accommodation
• Orientation part 1
• Korean Language lesson part 1
• Lunch
• Shopping at supermarket and convenience store
• Visit a choice of tourist place (Royal palace, Seoul Tower, Museum etc.)
• Dinner

Tuesday
• Breakfast
• Caligraphy: Writing your name in Korean with a brush
• Lunch
• Carving/making authentic Korean stamp
• Hang out in Insadong, souvenir shopping
• Dinner

Wednesday
• Breakfast
• Orientation part 2
• Korean Language lesson part 2
• Lunch
• Visit Observatory tower
• K-pop tour at SM Town Museum + COEX mall
• Hangout in Gangnam (Dinner)

Thursday
• Breakfast
• Planning for weekend getaway (optional). Local coordinator will help arrange
and book necessary accommodation and transport.
• Lunch
• Free time
• Cooking lesson (Cook Korean food)
• Dinner (self-cooked meal)

Friday
• Breakfast
• Visit to the project placements available in Seoul (Animal Rescue, Soup Kitchen,
Homeless support etc.)
• Lunch
• Night out @ Itaewon
• Dinner

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Soup Kitchen

World hunger is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. In recent years, the global pandemic of COVID-19 exacerbated this problem and Korea is no exception.

The hunger problem hits hardest the most vulnerable population of the society often making lives difficult for young children and senior citizens, and homeless people.

Come and join the Soup Kitchen program in Korea and help serve food to hundreds and thousands of people struggling to make it through everyday life.

The soup kitchen is only three stations away from the guesthouse. It is in a dynamic and exciting district with lots of specialized markets always full of life.

The local team is a non-profit organization called “Dail Community” which contributes and gives back to society in various different ways, one of which is the soup kitchen they are running.

This community was established in 1998 starting a food-sharing movement by providing instant noodles and rice to people in need, such as homeless people, drifters, and impoverished senior citizens. Starting with this act of kindness, the organization serves free food to the community, provide free education for the less fortunate children, and also contribute to providing medical care for low-income families in Korea, and for some underdeveloped countries that suffer from the lack of medical technology,
medicine, and professionals.

You will be part of the movement to eliminate hunger and share free meals to people in need. The soup kitchen typically feeds 800 to 1,000 people every day. Of course, there’s a lot of work involved in this campaign both in front and behind the scene.

Participants will be helping out from preparing the ingredients (washing, chopping,
storing etc.), to help with actual cooking, and serving food or packing them into single portions on take-out trays, wash dishes, clean the tables and the kitchen.

Whichever task you get to do; it will undoubtedly be a greatly rewarding experience knowing you helped feed hundreds and thousands of people.

As a participant, you are responsible for your daily transportation to and from your project site. Local subway rides are very affordable and a one-way trip typically costs 1,500KRW or less ($1.20). Taxis are more expensive and costs vary based on distance traveled. We recommend budgeting about $30 per day for transport.

Schedule

Monday
• Breakfast at the accommodation (9am)
• Orientation (10am)
• Lunch (1pm)
• Seoul City tour (2pm)
• Dinner (6pm)

Tuesday to Friday
• Breakfast (8am)
• Assist at The Soup Kitchen (9am – 12pm)
• Lunch (12pm)
• Assist at The Soup Kitchen (9am – 12pm)
• Dinner (6pm)

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Homeless Support

Seoul is a busy, high-tech, capital city of Korea. It is the motherland of BTS, Samsung, LG, and Squid Game. But even in Korea, there are a lot of homeless citizens struggling to get by every day.

Big Issue magazine is a famous global company that helps homeless people sell the famous street magazine in an effort to share the profits with them, giving them financial benefits and allowing them to smoothly integrate back into mainstream society by regaining their confidence and helping themselves not to lose dignity.

Homeless Support program works with “The Big Issue Korea”, established in 2010, and helping the homeless people get back on their feet by helping themselves rather than simply giving donations or other financial aids which can be quite often damage the dignity of the recipient.

As the slogan of The Big Issue states “Helping people help themselves”, The Big Issue magazine is a hand up, not a hand out. However, it takes some courage to start working as The Big Issue magazine salesperson, not to mention that it is exhausting standing in busy streets for hours shouting ‘Big Issues!’. The volunteers will be accompanying the salesperson to shout out with them and helping just by being there with them. It would be great to interact with them on a more personal level by making small talks and discussing various topics, but volunteers will need to be aware that their level of English will most likely be basic.

As a participant, you are responsible for your daily transportation to and from your project site. Local subway rides are very affordable and a one-way trip typically costs 1,500KRW or less ($1.20). Taxis are more expensive and costs vary based on distance traveled. We recommend budgeting about $30 per day for transport.

Schedule

Monday
• Breakfast at the accommodation (9am)
• Orientation (10am)
• Lunch (1pm)
• Seoul City tour (2pm)
• Dinner (6pm)

Tuesday to Friday
• Breakfast
• Breakfast (8am)
• Volunteer at Animal Care Shelter (9am – 12pm)
• Lunch (12pm)
• Volunteer with ‘The Big Issue Korea’ (3pm – 6pm)
• Dinner (6pm)

 

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Animal Care

Come to Korea and rescue the animals not being treated fairly or in danger for whatever reasons. The Animal Care Program works with various local animal shelters around Korea to help stray animals like cats and dogs, to be cleaned, fed, and generally taken care of.

Although the program itself and the shelters are scattered around the city, your basecamp or the guesthouse is only a few hours away from the airport and is in the heart of Seoul, full of young artists, and an exciting marketplace bustling with activities every day. Over the course of one week, you will offer a helping hand at the animal shelters around Seoul and help the local team take excellent care of the stranded animals of Korea.

The non-profit organization who will supervise and work with you as the local team, is called “care”. They were established in 2002 and have been working to save animals from all sorts of abuse and abandonment. They also run campaigns for foreigners to adopt stray animals to take back home, or help the adopted animals make their way to their new home.

As a participant, you are responsible for your daily transportation to and from your
project site. Local subway rides are very affordable and a one-way trip typically costs 1,500KRW or less ($1.20). Taxis are more expensive and costs vary based on distance traveled. We recommend budgeting about $30 per day for transport.

Schedule

Monday
• Breakfast at the accommodation (9am)
• Orientation (10am)
• Lunch (1pm)
• Seoul City tour (2pm)
• Dinner (6pm)

Tuesday to Friday
• Breakfast
• Breakfast (8am)
• Volunteer at Animal Care Shelter (9am – 12pm)
• Lunch (12pm)
• Volunteer at Animal Care Shelter (1pm – 2pm)
• Dinner (6pm)

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Ecological Park Rehabilitation

Despite the significant meaning Han river carries to Korean citizens, rapid economic growth and industrialization from the 60s started omitting serious pollution, which led to harsh damages on the environment and the ecosystem within.

Consistent efforts are required by both the government and volunteers to recover, rehabilitate, repair the ecological park by doing various different activities such as planting trees, picking up rubbish, removing harmful organisms etc. Such efforts led to the otters, once left due to polluted habitat, coming back to Han river as their new home.

Han River is the essential foundation of life for Seoul citizens; however, it has suffered the pollution and exploitation following the city development from 1980s.

Rehabilitation of river ecosystem and fostering cultural activities have been going on ever since.

The program operates on Yeouido Saetgang Ecological Park. This eco park was built in 1997 as Korea’s first ever Ecological Park.

This park is not meant to be used actively, people are asked to maintain certain distance with the nature to keep preserving the natural habitats and the general environment. Saetgang is a stream of Han River split up from the mainstream, reaching all the way to the West Sea with lots of willows, oak elms, mulberry trees etc. Herbivores such as reeds, and moonroot grass are also part of its great landscape.

You will be asked to plant trees, monitor wetland environment, build environmentally friendly fence, pathways for animals, build birds nest, feed wild animals etc. the work will vary day by day depending on the weather condition and the priority of task determined by the Eco Park managers. On a lucky day, you may even see some cute creatures like the otters and ducks by the riverbank.

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Prijzen

2 Weken: 1450 Euro
3 Weken: 1995 Euro
4 Weken: 2455 Euro
+1 Week: 555 Euro

* De Cultuurweek heeft een toeslag van 95 Euro per week

Wat is inbegrepen:
Vrijwilligers programma
Accommodatie (gedeelde kamer)
Maaltijden
24/7 ondersteuning in het land
Programmaoriëntatie in het land
Ondersteuning voor vertrek
Luchthaven ophalen

Niet inbegrepen:
Er wordt 5% internationale bankkosten in rekening gebracht.
Visa, vluchten, reisverzekering, vaccinaties, criminele antecedentenonderzoek, Covid-testen (indien nodig), dagelijks vervoer naar uw project en terug naar de accommodatie, terugreis naar de luchthaven, transfers tussen verschillende locaties.

Vereisten om deel te nemen:
Vrijwilligers moeten minimaal 18 jaar oud zijn
Vrijwilligers zijn verplicht om een criminele antecedentenonderzoek te doen
Vrijwilligers zijn verplicht een vrijwilligersreisverzekering af te sluiten
Vrijwilligers moeten mogelijk voor vertrek een Covid-test laten doen (we zullen u hiervan op de hoogte stellen)