Description: National park Kenozero is a protected area which represents the model of historical human habitat, the place that managed to preserve the centuries-old history and culture of the Russian North. The high level of the conservation of the cultural landscapes and their valuable elements make the national park Kenozero the unique region with no analogues in Russia or worldwide. Yet, the thing that makes Kenozero National Park singular is its living culture and the epical heritage of Russia. There are about 100 monuments of cultic and civil architecture in Kenozero, big and small villages with friendly people, ancient monasteries located in remote woodlands, numerous holy forests. In 2004, Kenozero National Park joined the Global Network of UNESCO Biospheric Nature Reserves. For several years th
Type of Work: Renovating old trail connecting two old villages inside the National park, cleaning the area for the trail – cutting bushes and trees.
Study Theme: Workshops on folk traditions and crafts (birch bark, clay, ceremonial dolls); swimming in lakes (3 lakes around the camp), different types of Russian banya(sauna). Different excursions on the territory of the park.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be based in the Pocha village few hours by car of the park from Plesetsk train station. 14 hours by train from Moscow. In typical Russian guest house with traditional Russian brick oven in village Gory 2km from Vershinino village. Volunteer
Requirements: Volunteers should be ready to work with such tools as brush cutters, lopping shears, saw. Vaccination against encephalitis is recommended. Be equipped with a backpack, no roll-on bags.
Approximate Location: Pocha village. Arkhangelsk Region.
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