Description: The camp is organized by youth NGO “World without borders”. It is aimed at the work with 12-18 year old teenagers from different regions of Russia through sport and non-formal education activities in order to develop their social skills in the multicultural group. The goal of the camp is to create conditions to enrich the experience of young people in self-organizing their leisure and everyday life, the development of cross-cultural interaction. In the camp children can try different touristic activities such as mountain climbing, forest navigation, hiking, and rafting, and so on. Volunteers will work in the team of professional group leaders, sport trainers and instructors and animators. Half of the kids who will be in this camp are from the local orphanage.
Type of Work: 1. to work with children as an assistant counselor. Volunteer is assigned to 1-2 groups and helps the counselor to organize ice-breakers, teambuilding, sports and outdoor games, youth leisure activities. 2. to organize workshops about the culture of their country for all groups in their turn. The workshops should introduce the children to the traditions, customs, folk games, cuisine, language of the country presented. Volunteers can work in different fields according to their interests and skills and support professional workers: - non-formal education activities: implementing the workshops about different cultures and languages, healthy lifestyle etc. - art activities: implementing art workshops, preparing evening concerts and performances.
Study Theme: non-formal education for children
Accommodation: Tents for 3-4 people, (sleeping bag and a camping mat are required). Toilets and showers will be organized in special cabins outside. A special cook will prepare food. Unfortunately, vegetarian food can not be provided! Therefore, the desire and ability to eat meat is a very important condition for work in the camp :)
Language: English, knowledge of Russian is welcome.
Requirements: Volunteer must be able to communicate with children, should know different game forms of work with young people, have presentation skills, be sociable, responsible, organized, meat eater and ready to live in field conditions.
Volunteers should provide the document from a physician that they are healthy and don't have any contraindications for doing sport and touristic activities.
Approximate Location: The camp is located in the beautiful botanical and geological complex Chimbulatskiy (Kirov region, 185 km from Kirov.) that has river, mountain as well as forest and field landscapes. Volunteers will have a chance to be totally isolated from the civilization and feel part of nature. The transfer from Kirov will be provided.
Notes: Leisure time: swimming, sport activities, hiking, cultural workshop.
Please bring: -Camping mat; - sleeping bag; - rain coat (or waterproof and windproof suit); - mug, spoon, bowl (iron, plastic, wood but not ceramic!); - flashlight (preferably a headlamp);
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