Monastery hills and valleys (Pidkamin, Lviv region)
Description: Pidkamin is a village in Lviv region, famous for its picturesque landscapes, Devils' rocks, and medieval monastery of XIII century. Monastery was not only place of worship, but also a fortress during wars. A lot of famous architects and artists have contributed to its construction and decoration in XVII-XIX. It had tragic history during XX (concentration camp of Soviets in the 30s, Nazi occupation, in USSR was converted to psychiatric hospital). Now it is monastery again, and monks are conducting renovation works. The aim of the project is to contribute to renovation of the monastery.
Type of Work: Removing soil and 'historic layers' on the territory of the monastery. Be ready for monotonous and sometimes hard work!
Study Theme: Аbout history of the monastery and the region. The volunteers will have an opportunity to learn a lot about Ukrainian traditions and culture.
Accommodation: Оn the territory of the monastery in one of the buildings. Bring a sleeping bag. A person from the monastery will be cooking for the volunteers. During weekends volunteers will prepare food for themselves.
Language: English, local language — Ukrainian, Russian
Approximate Location: Village of Pidkamin, Lviv region
Notes: The project will take place in the west of Ukraine, more than 1000 km away from the eastern regions of the country. During the previous years the situation was peaceful and safe here, no mass protest actions or violence took place. We organized several international activities in the West of Ukraine in spring and summer of 2014-2016 with over 80 participants from all over Europe. Nobody experienced problems during the travel to the project venues or during the activities themselves.