About the local hosting organizationThe Botanical Garden is situated in the north-eastern part of Yerevan, occupying the territory of 80 hectares. We are opening a workcamp here for the 12th time already. The Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Science is responsible for plant collections in Armenia. It holds rich herbarium of different species and shrubs. The collection of Armenian flora includes around 200 species and provides a basis for its study, and the ecological interactions of species, in a relatively natural environment.
About the volunteer workThe main aim of this camp is to perform a variety of environmental maintenance activities: taking care of area of the Garden, cleaning the paths, taking out the weeds, cultivating the trees, preparing the trees for planting, cleaning the territory, etc.
Local accommodationVolunteers will live in a separate building on the territory of the Botanical Garden. They will be provided with mats and beds. Living conditions are basic.
About the project locationArmenia is called an open-air museum. A lot of interesting excursions and visits to historical monuments and museums will be organized during the workcamp. The excursions to the following sights will be organized upon the decision of the camp on expense of HUJ: Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, Zvartnots Cathedral ruins, Garni Pagan Temple, Geghard Monastery Complex with a program of PATRIMONITO, Lake Sevan (with a barbecue on the beach). Volunteers will also visit Matenadaran-storehouse of ancient manuscripts, Historical Museum of Armenia, National Gallery of Armenia, museum of famous film director S. Parajanov, Vernissage – Armenian big souvenirs market under the open sky. There will be different games, Armenian dancing and language lessons organized in the workcamp.
Extra info about the project
The staff of the Botanical Garden will make a presentation for volunteers on environment and nature.
5 volunteers : 360€
6 - 7 volunteers : 330€
8 - 13 volunteers : 290€
14 - ... volunteers: 260€