About the local hosting organizationThe partner is a children s camp Foxy camp , which runs summer camps for kids for last 3 years in St.Petersburg and near by. Camps are with lessons of English, that is why international volunteers are welcome to help in organizing daily activities. There are only 30 children of different background: as well as kids from full families, some of them have difficulties - only one parent or with economical disadvantages.
About the volunteer workVolunteers will help running the summer camp for kids aged 6 till 15. As the workcamp includes learning languages and different cultures, volunteers will be asked to assist leaders during different artistic workshops, explaining actions and objects in English and also to prepare presentations, games about and from their home-countries. This camp is devoted to Percy Jackson (the movie) and during the camp volunteers will have a role of some hero and will be involved in creating games and costumes according to the scenario. Volunteers with skills in painting, drawing, playing musical instruments, dancing are more than welcome. Be ready to be included into everyday communication with children almost all the time. You should really love them =) During the workcamp there are only 3 days-off. Smoking and drinking are prohibited.
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay in the well-equipped house in the rooms for 2 or 4 people (if 4, then with Russian leaders). Toilet and shower with hot water are available. Sleeping belongings will be provided. Food is prepared by the chef.
About the project locationThe place of the children s camp is on the border with St.Petersburg (it takes about 1,5 hours to get to the city center) and on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. As you may know, Saint Petersburg is often described as the cultural capital of Russia. It is the northernmost city in the world to have a population of over five million. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg also hosts The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world. The most famous Russian writers like Dostoevsky, Pushkin, and Esenin had found the inspiration here. Also St.Petersburg is now famous for its informal bars and cafes, opened by youngsters for youngsters i it is a phenomena, which definitely should be discovered.Of course, the territory of the children s camp offers sport activities on the fresh air, picnics, fireplaces. If the water is not cold, it is possible to swim in the Gulf of Finland.
RequirementsTo love children.Motivation letter is required. It also can be a video motivation ;)Health certificate is needed.Participation fee of 10 Euro is to be paid to on arrival.Knowing some Russian can be helpful, but not obligatory.Get ready to have fun