Learn how to lead international groups

You want to lead an international workcamp for the first time? Then come to our international camp leaders training! You can participate if you are at least 18 years old and consider leading a group of international volunteers. Of course, the participation does not oblige you to lead a workcamp afterwards; you can also use the training to get a taste of the workcamp world and meet other volunteers.

For me personally there are two things I learned at the seminars that were particularly important: Firstly, the discussions of the topics, but also the role plays and the feedback strengthened my confidence in my suitability for the task. Secondly, that you at IBG are really cool and that we camp leaders are never alone, even in difficult situations.

Participant at a camp leaders' training 2022


Essentially, the trainings deal with the question: How do I manage a group? We will work on group processes, the dealing with conflicts and your individual leadership style. The trainings are intended primarily for aspiring Workcamp leaders. However, everything you learn here will also help you outside of the Workcamp world, of course, for example when working with youth groups. There will be a unit on intercultural learning (after all, our Workcamps are international) and lots of practical tips and tricks for organizing and dealing with larger groups. At the trainings, you will meet other dedicated volunteers who also want to lead camps, as well as the people behind IBG. Experienced teamers will give you insights into 'their' camps and tell you how they have mastered challenges or conflicts.

On-Site Trainings

IBG Training for Group Leaders 2023 (21)

In 2024 we are offering two on-site training courses for prospective group leaders of international Workcamps:


You can participate if you speak basic English and are at least 18 years old.

Participation in the online training is free of charge . The participation fee for on-site training is 50 € . This of course includes accommodation and food. The training in Kell am See is funded by Erasmus+, so we can reimburse your travel expenses (within Europe).

Regardless of whether you lead a camp afterwards or not, we will be happy to issue you a confirmation of participation .

Apply now

You can now register directly for our trainings via this online registration form .

Interested in taking part in a training but you have some questions? Regardless of whether training is online or offline, just send us an email for more information.