Life of things
Description: The project is organized by ITMO University in St. Petersburg. It`s one of the leading Universities in Russia in the field of information and photonic technologies. International volunteers will cooperate with students involved in environmental voluntary work in order to exchange with the best practices, develop solidarity and mutual understanding between young people from different countries. The aim of the project is to increase students’ interest and awareness of upcycling, giving new life to old things, sustainability, responsible consumption and fostering active citizenship. This will help students and volunteers develop a more rounded attitude to life. This will be achieved by furniture restoration work for the elderly people.
Type of Work: Volunteers will be asked to implement following tasks:
• to find solutions for restoration and repair of furniture • to repair, polish, paint furniture such as: bedside tables, cupboards, chairs, etc. • decoration of wooden objects (painting, carving, etc); • work with the elderly people on painting and decorating old furniture; • to take part in the exhibition: «The second life of things».
Volunteers will work about 6 hours a day.
Study Theme: Мolunteers will take part in lectures on painting of furniture, creating new things from old, woodworking.
Accommodation: Volunteers will live in wooden houses in rooms for 2-4 persons. Showers and toilets will be in separate houses. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided in the canteen (Russian traditional food). Your dietary needs will be taken into consideration if communicated in advance. Аlcohol is not allowed.
Facilities: linen included, no WiFi, no washing machine, no lockers, no shops or supermarket in the camp
Notes: Leisure time: environmental education, games, sport activities (climbing, ropes course, boating), "searching for treasure" quests, etc.; excursions to St. Petersburg, visiting world-wide famous historical sites and museums. IMPORTANT: Аlcohol is not allowed in the camp.
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