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).
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.
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.
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.
The working language of the project is English, but we welcome all other languages: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Esperanto etc.
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.
02.01. - 09.01.2019
Adresa: Cheboksary, Cheboksary, Russia
Letisko: Moscow, Autobusová/Vlaková zastávka: Moscow
GPS: 56.13222, 47.25194
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.
“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.
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