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.
« I can say that the best things about the workcamp and this whole experience were the chance of making a real difference to the lives of very needy children. This is an extremely valuable project where volunteers can have a massive impact. Also the possibility of learning a huge amount about a country so different from our own. I learnt ten times as much by carrying out a workcamp than I would ever do backpacking. »