that will take place in Russia from 10th till 23th of July.
Tramplin – is a summer camp organized to socialize children with different social backgrounds (from families and from orphanage).
Working languages are English and Russian. It is important to understand that the main language of the summer-camp is Russian. There will be two camp-leaders who will translate for you and help with the cultural lessons. Knowing Russian is not necessary but it would be nice to have a basic communication level to talk with children and volunteers.
Role of the volunteers
International volunteers are part of the camp so they can participate in activities with children, but their main task is to bring the information about their countries and cultures to the children. There will be time to make lessons\workshops about your culture and country. About half of the teenagers (12-17 years) in the camp are from disadvantaged background (orphans etc.) and they do not have many possibilities to travel, learn about foreign countries or meet people from other cultures. Just a presence of international volunteers already helps teens a lot. Getting to know someone from different country, listening to the stories about culture and traditions and going through the language barriers gives to children opportunities to see the world from different points of view.
First night volunteers will sleep in a dormitory in Yoshkar-Ola. During the camp volunteers will live in tents. Place of camp is beautiful and in the middle of great nature, but quite remote, so you should be prepared that you will see almost no civilization during the camp. For example to get mobile phone signal, to call or send message you should do some walking and climbing (not dangerous). Basic hygienic (really clean river and fresh water spring) and medical needs (own medic in the camp) are provided. Electricity for charging devices is available only for limited periods of time when the generator is on.
Potential volunteers may join our FB group (there is some pictures, video, interview from previous camps) – http://www.facebook.com/grou