About the local hosting organizationLocal municipals of Kalininsky district of St.Petersburg.
About the volunteer workVolunteers will help old lonely people to keep their flats clean (washing windows, floors, swiping the dust). Also will be some activities with local children and students (games, presentations about volunteers countries, etc). Work takes up 4-5 hours a day 5 times a week (before lunch). Volunteers work in pairs with a Russian speaking volunteer to overcome a language barrier since old people not that often speak English or other foreign languages.
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay in a kind of hostel well equipped with kitchen, showers, sport ground. No need to bring a sleeping bag Accommodation is situated in the city itself, the way to the centre of the city takes from 40 min up to an hour. Meals will be prepared by volunteers, products are provided. Visa-support is provided. Insurance is not provided.
About the project locationVolunteers have a possibility to see the North capital of Russia, Saint-Petersburg which is known for its numerous sightseeing possibilities. There are plenty of museums, parks, and places that tell a lot about history and culture of Russia both in the city itself and in its stunning suburbs such as Pushkin, Peterhof and Pavlovsk, former residences of Russian tsars. Round table with local youth on youth policy will be organized, as well as some workshops on traditional handicrafts.
RequirementsParticipation fee 10 Euro is to be paid to on arrival. Motivation letter is required.