About the local hosting organizationOrganized together with NICE (Never-ending International workCamps Exchange) and supported by Greening Asia fund since 2002. The forests problem is serious also in Mongolia. Before 1990, the forests are covered 10% of land, but 7% today. It's caused by cutting trees without any controls, forest fire and global warming. Other side it takes a long time to grow trees in Mongolia and May and middle of October is the only seasons to plant trees in Mongolia.
About the volunteer workWe will plant trees in Mongolian workCamps Exchange`s camp and some other places.
This is the only season in Mongolia to plant trees.
There are increasing activities by some organizations to plant trees but it takes a hundred or more years to be grown, so we should also join this movement by global power!
Part of Greening Asia
Local accommodationGer (Mongolian traditional tent) or summer house.
Please bring sleeping bag.
Shower is available too.
Bed and mattress will be provided.
Special info about the foodVolunteers will cook/clean by turn.
About the project locationUlaanbaatar. One third of population in the country (3.01 millions) live in this capital city. Don't worry about the weather and it will be around 15-20 degree hot. But still sometimes weather could be changed quite. Also during the free days of the workcamp we will help you to organize some cultural exchange programs, excursions, etc
About the leisure activities possibleMusic player and some card and board games are available.
Requirementsa) Best motivation for the voluntary work (special good skills and power are not necessary)
b) Responsibility to keep rules of MCE & the partners and cooperation to run the workcamps
c) Best efforts to understand and respect cultures both of the hosts and other volunteers
d) Open mind to make friends with trying to speak English (in the groups) and the local language
e) To adapt and enjoy simple conditions of the living such as food and accommodation
About the meeting pointThe closest Airport is Ulaanbaatar, Chinggis Khaan International airport
The closest station is the International train station of Ulaanbaatar
Extra info about the projectWe advise volunteers to arrive / leave Mongolia at least a day before/ after the projects because volunteers should not expect so much sightseeing during the projects. (if you want to do it, please do it before/ after the workcamps!). And it is possible to stay in the cheap guest houses (around 10€ per night) together with volunteers in the same workcamp before/ after the workcamps!