What is a Camerado?

It started with a belief in a simple but powerful idea: that you beat tough times by getting two things: Friends and Purpose.

We’ve discovered that the best way to get these two things is to look out for each other. People in tough times helping others in the same boat, as equals, a two-way thing.

The Association of Camerados works with communities to invent new things that make more Camerados in the world, we work for the movement.

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If that sounds good to you, get in touch, wear the badge and start being a Camerado. We'll support you to spread the word however we can.

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If you want to change the world, wear the "C".
It means I help you, and you help me.

Let the world know that we still look out for each other. To get through tough times we’re gonna need two-way help between people at a street level.

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Camerados' principles

Being a camerado isn’t always easy. It takes effort. Here’s some principles we’ve found have helped us so far:



Ask people to help you, it helps them too.

Ask people to help you, it helps them too.

When we're having a tough time we don’t expect to be asked to help. Show people they are valued & trusted, it’s truly transformative.

Failure is essential.

Failure is essential.

Let’s help each other see failure as normal and crucial to success. Fear of failure can paralyse us. Laugh and learn!

Respect not responsibility

Respect not responsibility

We’re kind, we’re alongside but it’s not on us to fix each other’s life. Respect also means calling each other out when we don’t like something

Mix things up

Mix things up

Involve the greatest mix of people. It brings greater possibilities, more ideas, better understanding. And challenge stigma. Always.

Make it fun.

Make it fun.

It’s still the best way to break the ice and bring people together. Places need to be warm and comfortable, the air needs laughter in it, maybe music. Tough times and loneliness is hard enough.

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