Number of volunteers:8
This will be the fourth year camp. And will be continued due to it high popularity, essential cultural and educational component very positive feedback from international volunteers and interesting variable changing yearly activities. The camp is located in a village Medzhibozh, Khmelnytskyi region, in the western part of Ukraine. The first mention about the village dates back in 1146. Medzhybizh Fortress i a monument of fortification architecture of the XVI century, made in the Renaissance style. The significant landmark was built on a cape formed by the rivers Southern Bug and Buzhok. In 2001 the castle has received the status of the National Historical and Cultural Reserve. Since 2004 the castle is the center of Ukrainian historical festival Ancient Medzhybizh which annually takes place at the end of August. During the festival days in the castle live knights, archers, princesses and mythical heroes. There is a museum in the territory of the castle. The new exposition of Medzhybizh museum includes ethnography, history and icon painting, Memorial Museum of victims of Holodomor 1932-1933 (in Podilia region) and exhibition halls. Today Medzhybizh is interesting not only by its ancient castle, which attracts the tourists from the whole world.WORK: Volunteers will be engaged in archaeological and restoration work on the territory of fortress and possibly in a castle. It is planned to start a new archaeological digging place where slice by slice will be investigated historical layers starting from XIV century, ages of The Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Rzecz Pospolita (Poland) and ending layers of Kievan Rus (IX-XIII centuries), the archaeological works on fortification walls, investigating of new archaeological place 2 km from Medzhybizh fortress i the ruins of the other ancient fortress, possible some renovation works.
Medzhybizh State Historical-Cultural Reserve.
Located in the village Medzhybizh, Khmelnytskyi region, at the confluence of the rivers Buzhok and Southern Bug, 30 km east of Khmelnytskyi.
Volunteers will be accommodated in the premises on the territory of fortress. Sleeping bag needed. Food will be provided in local cafe. Beds and basic facilities are available including free Wi-Fi.
EXTRA-FEE: 40 Euro to be used for week-end cultural trip and free time activitiessnacks. Should be passed to camp leader on arrival day ADDITIONAL INFO: Camp language is English. The scientists-researchers working at this reserve will do interesting excursions and workshops / master classes for volunteers. For students studying archaeology administration of reserve will be happy to provide a certificate about participating in the archaeological field work. Leisure activities will include sightseeing and excursions, week-end trip to other cities, international evenings and entertaining activities within group.
Number of volunteers:15
Rokyni Open-Air museum was established around 37 years ago in a beautiful village with lake and picturesque surroundings. Today Rokyni Open-Air museum looks like a street of a small village of Volyn region in the XIX century. The outdoor exhibitions are some common Volyn mansions around which were created homesteading with barn, stables, wells and fences. There are windmill, bath and smithy dates from 1875 year. Volyn Skansen in Rokyni is a cultural-educational centre, that shows to visitors Ukrainian culture, exhibits of national heritage, protects architecture objects of the past times, keep folk Ukrainian traditions, customs and rituals. In 2017- 2018 there were successful international voluntary camps. You can watch a short videos about previous years camps on these links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loUd7v_g3Y0&t=54s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOJ8Ea-vJEs
Volunteers will provide help to museum staff doing different activities: to renew (painting, maintenance) outdoor look of Museum (mansions, informational signs, stands), to perform landscaping work, to braid fences of willow and another activities for improvement of Museum territory. As one of the main objectives of the project is to raise awareness of the local community on the issues related to the Ukrainian Heritage, so all volunteers will be invited to take part in planned workshops.
International Non-Governmental Union “Volynske Bratstvo”.
Location: Rokyni (12 km from Lutsk). Terminal: Lutsk. Nearest Airport: Lviv. Leisure time: Lutsk has a lot of places of interests that is why you will not feel lack of historical places to visit: castle, monasteries, church. Bus trips to Lutsk can be organized. There are special squares for sport activities, so volunteers are welcomed to enjoy playing volleyball and football. You can do swimming and sunbathing near lake.
Zill be organized in a former summer children camp. Breakfast will be prepared by volunteers. Lunch and dinner will be provided.
What to bring: working gloves, working clothes, CD’s, DVD’s etc., musical instruments, detailed information about your country, national games, good mood and motivation. Language: English. Extra fee: 30 Euro or without fee in case of receiving grant (18.03.19)
Number of volunteers:6
The project will focus on the preservation and conservation of the church tabernacles from the collection of Univ Holy Dormition Lavra. All the explanations of the materials and processes that are needed will be provided during the project. Before starting the preservation and conservation processes, all the objects will be measured; documentation, description of their condition and photo fixation will be done by participants. During the project participants will also learn about the history of the Univ Holy Dormition Lavra of the Studite Rite (with architectural features of the buildings that now exist); wall paintings of the main church, as an example of the traditional wall painting and iconwall decor of the Orthodox churches; the Univ Lavra museum and its collection, how it was created, what exposures are currently operating; what is the tabernacle, its place in the church and what is it accompanied in the church. The final part of the project will be creation of the church tabernacles exposition in one of the museum hall.
Univ Holy Dormition Lavra of the Studite Rite is the large monastic complex, which by its historical name and the number of monks and influence, is the largest center of the religious culture of the spirit. It is erected within the Orthodox and other Eastern Christian traditions. Univ Lavra represents about 25 Studite Brethren. It is situated in Peremyshliany district, Lviv region. This sprawling religious compound has everything i a wooden church, a massive monastic complex, fortress-like walls, and inside i an old bell-tower and church that date back to 1548 (the Lavra was established in around 1400). The old church has ancient frescoes as well as several religious jewels and paintings.During the rule of the Austrian Empire and under Soviet rule, the monastery was closed. Monastic life in the church revived again thanks to Andrew Sheptytsky. He conferred the status of the monastery church. At the Univ Monastery during its history was formed a library, shelter, worked icon painting workshop. After the Soviet period, the Museum of Sacred Art began to be formed, which now operates in the Univ Lavra.Nearby is an archaeological place - the settlement of White Croats that is called Volodymyriv grad (1030;1061; st). From the monastery it s possible to climb the Chernecha Mountain (low mountain range Hologor), where once was the settlement and now preserved so-called Volodymyr shafts. The surface of the Hologor is divided by the tributaries of the Western Bug and Dniester, that is, the main European watershed passes along it. Today, it is one of the most important pilgrimage centres in Ukraine. Set on a picturesque land, this place breathes of tranquillity and peace. It is beautiful and peaceful place to spend 2 weeks in the intercultural environment, to learn about preservation of wooden art pieces, to help the monastery museum.
Univ is a village in Peremyshliany district, Lviv region, at a distance 7 km from the district center Peremyshliany and 48 km from Lviv.Leisure activities will include sightseeing and excursions in the town and area around (castles, old monasteries, trip to the lake), international evening and entertaining activities within group. Excursion in Lviv is also planned. Lviv is the city of Lions, which centre is recognized as UNESCO heritage and is under it protection, cultural capital of Ukraine, number one of Worth seeing cities in Ukraine according to world travel guides.
Accommodation is on the territory of the monastery in one of the buildings. Beds and basic facilities provided. Food provided.
Participants will be asked to prepare information on how and where sacred things are stored in their religion, region; its history, development aspects and current state. Based on this, will be held the intercultural evening. Project participants will learn more about Ukraine, it history, culture and traditions and will have chance to experience Ukrainian hospitality and warmness.
Number of volunteers:6
Volunteers will be divided between different children age groups, first shift (11-15 years old) and second shift (16-17 years old). The volunteers will assist the teachers in different educational and leisure activities: workshops, competitions, sports, walks, parties, campfire, dancing, swimming in the lake, boating etc. Informal teaching will run in form of games, songs, performances, artscrafts. Volunteers should expect to be engaged in work with children from morning to evening, while we believe it will be much more pleasure then duty. And of course new ideas and initiative will be appreciated.
This will be a summer English language children camp Polyglot . All together there will be around 25-30 children, mostly students from Volodymyrets District Collegium. It can also include those from low-income families (economically disadvantaged) and from inner refugees (those moved from conflict zone). The camp for children is sponsored by Volodymyrets District Collegium (primary and secondary school). It will take place on Collegium s recreation camp site among pine forests on the shore of beautiful and clean water lake, equipped with wooden bungalows and all the facilities. The aim of the camp is to provide educational and healthy recreation opportunities to children. Among the other ideas of the camp are integration of different social groups, promotion of mutual understanding and tolerance, development of interpersonal communication, socialization and informal education of children. Volunteers are welcome to join this camp and bring their international spirit to encourage children to learn about the other cultures, to get children motivated to learn English (because having the possibility to use it with for international communication the lessons of English at school is a sort of dead subject without an interest to learn it). Volunteers will have a chance to share their enthusiasm, knowledge and experience with children, who in their turn will help volunteers to discover multicolour Ukraine.
Recreation camp located 20km from Volodymyrets (Rivne region), 20 miles from Byelorussia and 100 miles from EU border.
comfortable bungalows, all facilities (a shower/WC) available separately on the territory of camp site. NO need in sleeping bag (you will get bed linen). Food provided.
Good level of English. Motivation letter is required. EXTRA-FEE: 40 Euro to be used for week-end cultural trip and free time activitiessnacks. It should be passed to camp leader on arrival day.
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