Volunteers are invited to help a natural reserve and an open air museum situated in Divnogorye - a small village, translated as “Wonder Mountains”. It is a significant place for the whole region with picturesque landscapes and touristic attractions. Administration of the museum needs voluntary help in looking after exhibitions and territory of the natural reserve (fields, caves, hills and river banks). Project involves local young people with fewer geographical opportunities into social life and fosters their active citizenship.
Learning opportunities for Medium Term Volunteers:
insight into life of the museum and the natural reserve, artistic work, gardening, handmade, wonderful opportunities to learn Russian.
Duration of the project:
3 months from June to August 2012 (exact dates to be defined together with the volunteer).
300 EUR per month, which covers food, accommodation, registration, visa support, Russian language support, non-formal learning opportunities from museum staff, supervision and support from the hosting organization.
« The most beautiful thing about volunteering obviously is the people you meetâ€¦ the helpfulness the understandingâ€¦there is always someone who puts a plate of food in front of you if you say you are not hungry and not in the mood, or gives you a pep talk or simply a hug. »