About the local hosting organizationProject partner: Medzhyb1110;zh State Historical-Cultural Reserve. About the project: This will be the second year of the camp. We decided to continue it in 2017 because of great success and very positive feedback from international volunteers. The camp will be located in a village Medzhibozh, Khmelnytskyi region, in the western part of Ukraine. The first mention about the village dates back in 1146. Medzhybizh Fortress i a monument of fortification architecture of the XVI century, made in the Renaissance style. The significant landmark was built on a cape formed by the rivers Southern Bug and Buzhok. In 2001 the castle has received the status of the State Historical and Cultural Reserve. Since 2004 the castle is the center of Ukrainian historical festival Ancient Medzhybizh which annually takes place at the end of August. During the festival days in the castle live knights, archers, princesses and mythical heroes. There is a museum in the territory of the castle. The new exposition of Medzhyb1110;zh museum includes ethnography, history and icon painting, Memorial Museum of victims of Holodomor 1932-1933 (in Podilia region) and exhibition halls. Today Medzhyb1110;zh is interesting not only by its ancient castle, which attracts the tourists from the whole world.
About the volunteer workVolunteers will be engaged in archaeological and restoration work on the territory of fortress and possibly in a castle, including but not limited to. Medzhybizh work Medzhybizh Castle, doing different work: the archaeological works on fortification walls, archaeological digging, possible some renovation works.
Local accommodationVolunteers will be accommodated in tents in the territory of the fortress. Sleeping bag needed. Food will be provided. Beds and basic facilities are available including free Wi-Fi.
About the project locationLocated in the village Medzhybizh, Khmelnytskyi region, at the confluence of the rivers Buzhok and Southern Bug, 30 km east of Khmelnytskyi.
RequirementsCamp language is English. The researchers working at this reserve will do interesting excursions and workshops / master classes for volunteers. For student studying archaeology administration of reserve is ready to provide a certificate about participating in the archaeological field work. Leisure activities will include sightseeing and excursions in the town and the region, international evenings and entertaining activities within group.