Description: The workcamp is organized within the frameworks of World Heritage Volunteers Initiative launched by UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS). One of the main goals of the project is to raise awareness about the necessity to protect, preserve and promote cultural and natural heritage in general and the inscribed or potential World Heritage sites in particular.
Zvartnots was built in the middle of the 7th century. This architectural masterpiece is a monument which embodies the centuries-long traditions of Armenian architecture. Unfortunately, Zvartnots has “survived” only in ruins, as it was completely destroyed by a powerful earthquake in the 10th century. However, even the ruins of this temple give us the idea of its rare and ma
Type of Work: The major objective of the workcamp is to preserve this historical site for the future generations, to keep it in worthy conditions to allow the visitors to be spiritually enriched and to contemplate the beauty and the splendour of this monument, to support the staff of the Museum of the Zvartnots Cathedral in matters of maintaining the territory and fulfilling different types of work necessary in the particular moment.Activities for the volunteers are as follows:-Maintenance of the territory - removing the over-grown grass, weeds.-National sounds of Zvartnots-learning Armenian national dances, songs.-Cultural program-My impressions about World Heritage.Power point presentations of the volunteers on their impressions and feelings about the project and plans for the future.-Presentation of
Accommodation: Guest house on the territory of the Cathedral.Do not worry about sleeping bags, as you will stay in buildings/cottages of the hosting organizations where you will be provided with beds/mattresses and bedding packs. In Armenian camps you should be disciplined and organized. Making beds and keeping the rooms neat and clean every day is obligatory.Volunteers will prepare the food by themselves. You will taste all kinds of Armenian traditional food, such as dolma, khorovats (barbecue), kiabab, khashlama, incomparable fruits of Ararat Valley - apricots, grapes, peaches, apples, berries etc. and veg
Requirements: During the workcamp volunteers will organize the Intercultural day when each volunteer will present his/her country, so please bring photos and booklets describing your country, recipes of national dishes, products and spices to prepare it and national songs. You can bring your music instruments, CDs with your favorite national songs and music and, of course, your high spirit and your creativity.
Approximate Location: ZVARTNOTS Cathedral (20 km from capital Yerevan)