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Dates to be confirmed - apply later
28 Oct 2018
04 Nov 2018
7: Children and youth
Teaching / Work with children
Number of volunteers:
Free places for Males:
Free places for Females:
Free places last update:
02 Feb 2018
18 - 99
16 - 99
Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:
This camp requires an additional motivation letter to explain in more detail why you would like to attend.
Description: These camps for Russian kids take place every year on the bank of the lake Shap in the middle of the pine forest. Our partner language school has been organising this camp since 2013.
Type of Work: In the camp foreign volunteers work together with Russian volunteers as counselors and organize cultural and educational activities for the participants (local school kids aged 8-15). Making intercultural and educational workshops (about the volunteers native countries, ecology, water resources, human rights, antiracism, etc); 2. Teaching foreign languages to the participants (in the form of playing games, singing songs or improve their language skills through discussions); 3. Organizing some sport activities, strategic games, shows and handycrafts. 4. Making country presentation The work is done 8 hours a day. On the last day of the camp the volunteers will have the chance to see the city and do sightseeing.
Study Theme: intercultural communication
Accommodation: Volunteers will live in the resort for children, in a brick house; counselors live together in male, female, mixed rooms. Showers are available all the time. Food is provided by the canteen five times a day.
Language: In the camp we will speak only English.
Requirements: You will need to bring the Certificate of no criminal record, it is required because you are going to work with kids
Approximate Location: The workcamp is situated in Russia, Cheboksary. The volunteers will need to fly (or arrive with any other transport: train, bus etc.) to Moscow and take a train from Moscow to Cheboksary. In Cheboksary the volunteers will be met by the Russian volunteers and move altogether to the workcamp.
Organization Description: “Sodrujestvo” is an organization for volunteers which was founded in 2003. The organization is located in Cheboksary, the capital of the Republic of Chuvashia and in Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia. Chuvashia and Tatarstan are the small local ethnicities in the Volga region 600 km to the east from Moscow.
Cheboksary is a provincial city, and although Chuvashia has a long and rich history, not so many foreigners come here. That’s why there are not a lot of possibilities for youngsters to meet other cultures and have international friends. Sodrujestvo is trying to fill this gap.
Every year volunteers from all over the world regardless of gender, culture, nationality or religion are invited to participate in the organized projects.
What does Sodrujestvo?
We make short and long-term cultural and social projects for the local community, for example:
intercultural summer camps for kids in Chuvashia
a weekly intercultural communication club in the local orphanages
a weekly intercultural communication clubs for secondary school kids
ecological projects in the Volga region
Sodrujestvo is also a hosting organization for long term foreign volunteers
The philosophy of Sodrujestvo
Our projects are very practical, based on the philosophy of ‘Deeds, not Words’. This way we try to make small but useful changes in our local community.
The main goal of all our projects is that every participant can get new specific knowledge about some actual topics and improve skills which are important in life.
We don’t preach but try to break down prejudices and stereotypes by living and working together with people of different backgrounds. This way, the participants can experience a world of respect and understanding, in which conflicts are solved without violence.
We promote volunteering, positive attitude and optimism.
Our special attention goes also to environmental respect, which is a critical problem in the Volga region.