We are different but we are together
Description: This winter camp for Russian kids will take place in the recreation center not far from Cheboksary (the capital of the Chuvash republic). Foreign volunteers work together with Russian volunteers as counselors and organize cultural and educational activities for the participants (local school kids – aged 8-16).
Type of Work: 1. 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. The work is done 8 hours a day, one day off, for the day off sightseeing excursions are planned.
Study Theme: Volunteers get knowledge and skills of organizing educational and intercultural activities for kids, teaching kids languages; they will get the basic knowledge of the Russian language and culture, will get to know Russian people and Russian hospitality. As the workcamp is located in Chuvashia – a small local ethnicity to the east from Moscow – the volunteers will get the chance to learn the culture of this local ethnicity, its’ history and difference from the Russian Culture.
Accommodation: In the recreation center, in a heated brick house; counselors live together in male, female, mixed rooms. Showers are available. No sleeping bags are needed, food is provided in the cafeteria.
Language: The working language of the project is English, but we welcome all other languages: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Esperanto etc.
Requirements: The volunteers are expected to have some experience of working with kids and organizing activities, intercultural experience is very welcome. Certificate of no criminal records is required. Motivation letter is required.
Approximate Location: The workcamp is situated in Russia, Cheboksary. The volunteers will need to arrive 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.