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EHV - Classical Weimar - Historic Gardens and Parks

Weimar, Germany   Others...

The volunteers will be involved in park restoration and maintenance works.

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EHV - Zorats Church - Built Heritage Preservation

Armenia   Others...

The volunteers will be involved in the preservation of the church and its surrounding monuments.

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EHV - Tematín Castle - Traditional stone techniques

Slovakia   Others...

The volunteers will help to conserve historic stone and brick masonry using traditional technologies.

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EHV - Ivanic Grad - Mapping and documentation of industrial heritage

Croatia   Others...

The volunteers will conduct research in archives, identification of relevant industrial heritage monuments, photographic documentation production and creation of a website as a final product.

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EHV - El Paodor del Pontet - Archaeological Excavations

Altea, Spain   Archeological expeditions

The volunteers will participate in the excavation of fountains of the 18th century.

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"Чистая Вуокса. Река" - волонтерский лагерь

Baryshevo, Russia   Nature reserves and national parks

Приглашаем в волонтерский экологический лагерь на реке Вуокса. Отличный отдых с пользой для природы!

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В поисках чернозобой гагары

Opportunity, Russia   Nature reserves and national parks

Мониторинг популяции чернозобой гагары (Красная книга РФ).

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Monastery preservation project in Samara, Russia

Samara, Russia   Arts

We invite you to our workcamp in Samara. This is an ancient monastery, an architectural monument of the 19th century. The monastery is one of the largest convents of the Volga region. The convent comprises three churches.

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ББТ: В дебри Хамар-Дабана - 1

Tankhoy, Russia   Nature reserves and national parks

Приглашаем вас принять участие в международном экологическом волонтёрском проекте ББТ в Байкальском заповеднике "В дебри Хамар-Дабана - 1"

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ББТ: "В таежный край Прибайкалья – 2"

Irkutsk, Russia   Nature reserves and national parks

Присоединяйтесь к международному волонтёрскому экологическому проекту Большой Байкальской Тропы - "В таежный край Прибайкалья – 2" в Прибайкальском национальном парке.

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EHV - Classical Weimar - Historic Gardens and Parks

Weimar, Germany Others...

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries the small town of Weimar in Thuringia saw a remarkable cultural flowering. Enlightened ducal patronage attracted many leading German writers, composers and artists to the town, including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller and Franz Liszt, thus making Weimar the cultural centre of Europe at that time. This development is reflected in the high quality of many of the buildings and parks in the surrounding area.

The Classical Weimar was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998 and comprises twelve individual buildings and ensembles: Weimar’s City Castle, the Duchess Anna Amalia Library, Goethe’s and Schiller’s residences, the Town Church, the Ducal Vault with the Historic Cemetery and many others.

The project consist of two parts – a practical working part which will last 6 hours per day and a study part, which takes place in the evenings and during weekends.

The practical part usually consists of two elements – a park restoration part on one hand and a maintenance part on the other hand. Due to a rotating system the volunteers have the opportunity to get to know during the project both fields.

The restoration part will take place at the so called "kitchen garden" at the Southern edge of Belvedere Park that had been arranged in the 19th century as a combined fruit, vegetable and flower garden. The dry stone walls as the formative element of the garden are ruinous and shall be protected against progressive decay. Since the dry stone walls are an important habitat for wild bees and other rare insects the restoration needs to be carried out extremely carefully. Plants that damage the walls will be carefully taken away, the walls will be documented, the stones that had fallen down over decades will be collected, their original places determined, smaller areas will be restored and the cap stones will be placed back. The works will be guided by a bricklayer specialised on historic walls and traditional techniques that will provide during the study part more theoretical knowledge in this field.

Another part of the group will carry out maintenance works in other parks and gardens of the site, thus supporting Weimar Classic Foundation, the responsible site management, in works that can be undertaken only manually, such as cutting long-grass meadows on slopes. At the same time the volunteers will gain a detailed knowledge about the different parks and gardens of the World Heritage site and the challenges in managing them.

The educational part of the project will inform the volunteers about the background of the project, provide knowledge about historical garden and park architecture, traditional gardening and other related topics and will include lectures and guided tours about Classical Weimar as well as excursions to related heritage sites. The opportunity of free entrance to museums and exhibitions will enable in addition individual study.

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LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

The working part is 6 hours per day.

Conditions

The accommodation is in shared 6- or 8- bed-room in a hostel in the city. Shower, toilet and kitchen are at the place. The equipment is simple but fair.

The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

All costs linked to the project are covered, including food, accommodation, insurance and transportation during the stay at the project. Nevertheless individual travel insurance is also recommended to be bought by a participant.

Travel costs to and from the camp place, visa costs are not covered.
Participants should organize their journey to and from the project place by themselves and on their own expenses. Furthermore participants should bring their own pocket money.

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EHV - Zorats Church - Built Heritage Preservation

Armenia Others...

Zorats church (“Soldier Church”) is located in the Vayots Dzor district, in the Eastern part of Yeghegis village on a hill overlooking the river. It was built in 1303 by archbishop Stepanos – a grandson of Prince Tarsaiyich Orbelian.

Recent excavations around Zorats Church have uncovered a number of foundations, well preserved walls and window casings from early medieval times, when a monastery was established on the place.

Zorats Church is completely unique among Armenian churches; no other similar structures have been conserved in the whole country: it was created in a special way to enable warriors sitting on their horses to receive the sacrament and the blessing of the church before leaving to battle. The blessing of troops and their horses before battle were commonplace, but no other church in Armenia was built exactly for that purpose, and with the idea of bringing both steed and soldier into the outdoor sanctuary.

The church and the cemetery were surrounded by walls. A number of rough tomb stones lie on the ground in front of the church, and they are quite revealing; each bears a carefully carved eye hole at one end. The purpose for these holes is unclear, though researchers believe the stones are ancient and that they suggest this is a very old worship site, converted to Christian use at an early age. Other stones are from later periods; including several nicely carved khachkars (“cross stones”).

The project will be very intensive and consist of two parts – a practical working part and a study part. The practical working part, which will be at different parts of the site, will last six hours per day. In the evenings and during the weekend, educational and cultural activities will take place.

The project will include various preservation, cleaning and maintenance activities at Zorats Church and its direct surroundings.

The main focus will lie on the consolidation and preservation of the fortification walls and the ruins of the former buildings in front of the church.

Beside that, the roof of the church which is covered by flagstones will be cleaned from vegetation, loosened flagstones fixed and damaged parts repaired.

Finally, under the supervision of local expert tomb stones and cross stones will be cleaned, re-erected and fixed.

Within the framework of the educational part the volunteers will participate in workshops and presentations, discuss with locals, heritage administration and churchmen the importance of heritage preservation. They will also gain knowledge about Armenian heritage, local history and regional traditions.

During the project guided tours and excursions will be organized to nearby located heritage sites of the region as for instance to the “Birds’ Cave” where archaeologists found a 5.500 years old leather show, the oldest known leather shoe in the world.

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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

The working part is 6 hours per day.

Conditions

The accommodation with shared space in a wooden house with toilets in former school is provided.

The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

All costs linked to the project are covered, including food, accommodation, insurance and transportation during the stay at the project. Nevertheless individual travel insurance is also recommended to be bought by a participant.

Travel costs to and from the camp place, visa costs are not covered. Participants should organize their journey to and from the project place by themselves and on their own expenses. Furthermore participants should bring their own pocket money.

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EHV - Tematín Castle - Traditional stone techniques

Slovakia Others...

Tematín Castle is situated on a side ridge of the Považský Inovec mountain range at an altitude of 605 above the sea level. It was part of the chain of border castles and it was built far from any settlements and is now considered one of the least accessible castles in Slovakia.

As to its early history, archaeological research indicates that the first brick buildings of the castle were built around the year 1250. It began losing its renown of unconquerable fortress towards the end of the 18th century, since the nobility were at that time building more luxurious and more comfortable mansions in the lowlands.

As of the year 2007, the castle has remained in the care of the Tematín Castle Association. With the help of volunteers and staff, its members explore and preserve the castle. The ambition is to maintain the atmosphere of the castle as part of the beautiful countryside without allowing any massive interferences or new constructions.

The project will be very intensive and consist of two parts – a practical working part and a study part. The practical working part, which will be at different parts of the site, will last six hours per day. In the evenings and during the weekend, educational and cultural activities will take place.

The project will focus on traditional technologies of stone and brick masonry.

The preservation works will be carried out directly at the historic walls and vaults of the medieval buildings which have been rebuilt and changed in Renaissance style, where the stone – and at vaults the brick – are the dominant building materials. Under the supervision of experts and skilled craftsmen in the field of cultural heritage restoration the volunteers will take part in the whole process, from lime preparation and lime burning, mortar mixing and stone selection up to stone laying technology in stonework. Pointing of historic masonry will be part of masonry work, too.

In addition, the participants will be involved in the process of preserving historic plasters, stabilizing sandstone architectural elements and traditional carpentry.

The practical work will be prepared, preceded and complemented by theoretical instruction.

During the weekend, a trip will take place to the surrounding castles in order to know the conservation practices of various surrounding castles.

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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

The working part is 6 hours per day.

Conditions

The accommodation with shared rooms in the castle with dry toilets and field shower is provided.

The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

All costs linked to the project are covered, including food, accommodation, insurance and transportation during the stay at the project. Nevertheless individual travel insurance is also recommended to be bought by a participant.

Travel costs to and from the camp place, visa costs are not covered. Participants should organize their journey to and from the project place by themselves and on their own expenses. Furthermore participants should bring their own pocket money.

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EHV - Ivanic Grad - Mapping and documentation of industrial heritage

Croatia Others...

Ivanić-Grad is located forty kilometres east of Zagreb and has around 14,000 inhabitants. It is part of the Zagreb County and geographically belongs to the Western Moslavina. The industrial heritage of the city can be traced throughout the 20th century. In the first half of the 20th century, the industry consisted mostly of mills, sawdust, alcoholic beverage and brick factories. Thanks to the electric power plant, Ivanić-Grad had electric power already in 1913. Rich deposits of oil and natural gas, discovered in the period after World War II in the fields and forest areas of the rural hinterland of the historic settlements of Križ, Kloštar Ivanić and Ivanić-Grad were one of the main reasons for significant changes in the economic and social structure of the population.

The basis of its economy is nowadays apart of the oil, gas and chemical industry and metal processing also agriculture and livestock. Much of the industrial heritage is not documented or valorised.

The project will be very intensive and consist of two parts – a practical working part and a study part. The practical working part, which will be at different parts of the site, will last six hours per day. In the evenings and during the weekend, educational and cultural activities will take place.

The International workshop "Mapping and Documentation of Industrial Heritage in Ivanić-Grad" will consist of material research in archives, identification of relevant industrial heritage monuments, photographic documentation production and creation of a website as a final product.

The aim is to make industrial heritage more visible and accessible by providing based on research coherent information about these monuments as well as to contribute to its valorisation through photo documentation and website.

In addition, in order to involve the local population and make use of their knowledge, interviews with people who worked in these companies will be conducted to get a more comprehensive overview of how the industry has influenced everyday life in Ivanić-Grad and to use the process of storytelling to raise awareness.

Given that the industrial heritage in Ivanić-Grad is not documented, the main objective of this project is to provide a systematic overview of industry development and to contribute to the awareness of the local community about the importance of preserving industrial heritage. The results of the workshop will be the basis for the future work towards its sustainable management.

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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

The working part is 6 hours per day.

Conditions

The accommodation in a local guesthouse with shared rooms with beds, warm showers and toilets is provided.

The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

All costs linked to the project are covered, including food, accommodation, insurance and transportation during the stay at the project. Nevertheless individual travel insurance is also recommended to be bought by a participant.

Travel costs to and from the camp place, visa costs are not covered. Participants should organize their journey to and from the project place by themselves and on their own expenses. Furthermore participants should bring their own pocket money.

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EHV - El Paodor del Pontet - Archaeological Excavations

Altea, Spain Archeological expeditions

El Poador del Pontet in Altea is a monumental fountain complex dating back to the 18th century which was serving as water supply for the inhabitants of the town. El Poador del Pontet has a semicircular shape, where twelve jets of water sprang up on a ninemeters long rectangular raft.

The fountain had been used for nearly two hundred years – in 1782 El Poador del Pontet was mentioned for the first time in a document; and in 1963 the ditch was coated.
When El Poador del Pontet was re-discovered in the end of 2014 it was covered by one meter thick layer of soil. In 2015, excavations started, which showed that the circular structure of the fountain had been gradually filled due to the contribution of mud from Barranquet ravine. This process started in the middle of the 19 century. Among the older people in the neighbourhood, historians pointed out, no one remembers seeing or hearing their parents or grandparents talking about this structure, but they did use the same section of the ditch as a scrubber until the 50ies of the 20th century

The project will be very intensive and consist of two parts – a practical working part and a study part. The practical working part, which will be at different parts of the site, will last six hours per day. In the evenings and during the weekend, educational and cultural activities will take place.

Within the framework of the project the excavations will be continued. The volunteers will work together with local archaeologists who will explain them the work and the background of the site.

The tasks will content physically demanding digging works as well as the documentation of the excavations, the cleaning and the catalogisation of the findings.

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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

The working part is 6 hours per day.

Conditions

The accommodation in one shared room with beds and toilets next to the sea is provided.

The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

All costs linked to the project are covered, including food, accommodation, insurance and transportation during the stay at the project. Nevertheless individual travel insurance is also recommended to be bought by a participant.

Travel costs to and from the camp place, visa costs are not covered. Participants should organize their journey to and from the project place by themselves and on their own expenses. Furthermore participants should bring their own pocket money.

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"Чистая Вуокса. Река" - волонтерский лагерь

Baryshevo, Russia Nature reserves and national parks

Волонтерский экологический лагерь «Чистая Вуокса. Река». Длительность - две недели. Лодочные эко-рейды каждый день!

Красивейшие берега и острова реки Вуокса ждут наших рук. Каждый день в лагере это большая польза для природы и хороший отдых для волонтера.
День разбит на два блока :
1. Блок «помоги природе» Блок состоит из очистительных и просветительских экологических рейдов - в течении нескольких часов участники собирают и сортируют мусор на островах реки Вуокса или проводят агитационно-просветительские беседы с отдыхающими. В среднем 4 часа.
2. Блок «Отдыха» Блок состоит из свободного времени и развлекательной программы – мастер-классы, лекции, выступления музыкальных коллективов, экскурсии и т.д.

Проживание - палаточный лагерь, трансфер из Санкт-Петербрга до места лагеря и обратно, 3-х разовое питание.
И конечно же - классное настроение, чистый воздух, красота природы и новые друзья!

Деятельность лагеря направлена на повышение экологической грамотности населения и отдыхающих, на ликвидацию существующих и возникновению новых стихийных свалок на реке Вуокса.

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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Русский, English,

Type of work

Что будем делать для природы:
- мониторинг стоянок на островах и берегах реки Вуокса (передвижение - на весельных и моторных лодках)
- профилактическая чистка стоянок с раздельным сбором мусора
- установка агитационных табличек
- благоустройство мест отдыха
- общение с отдыхающими

Как будем отдыхать:
- мастер-классы
- обучение
- лекции
- экскурсии
- игры
- кино под открытым небом

Conditions

Вы позаботитесь о природе, мы позаботимся о вас:
- трансфер из Санкт-Петербурга до места лагеря и обратно
- трехразовое питание (для веганов - отдельное меню)
- лодки весельные и моторные
- защитные перчатки - самые надежные и крепкие
- рации для связи на воде

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В поисках чернозобой гагары

Opportunity, Russia Nature reserves and national parks

Требуется помощь в учете и фотографировании чернозобой гагары на территории болотного массива в течении 5 дней в конце июля - августе. Осмотр внутриболотных озер, поиск следов пребывания гагары, наблюдение за птицами.

Возможность посетить красивейшие уголки Полистовского заповедника: увидеть бездонные болотные озера и бескрайние моховые ковры. Есть вероятность встречи с
обитателями заповедника.

У волонтеров будет возможность посетить одну из экскурсий заповедника.

Фото, иллюстрирующие программу: Оскар Сайфуллин, Ольга Кудрина, архив заповедника.

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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Русский,

Type of work

Conditions

Полевые исследования, базирование в палатках (палатки
предоставляются), нужен спальный мешок. Мобильная связь на
территории заповедника отсутствует.

Потребуются болотные сапоги, полевая одежда, репелленты.

При раннем приезде/позднем отъезде предоставляется размещение в гостевом доме заповедника в д. Цевло (комфортабельный дом с санузлом, оборудованной кухней, wi-fi, в деревне есть магазин, Megafon 2G).

Частичное предоставление продуктов питания, возможна совместная закупка с сотрудниками заповедника перед выездом на территорию.

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Monastery preservation project in Samara, Russia

Samara, Russia Arts

The workcamp has 2 sessions:
Session 1: From July 8 till 17, 10 days
Session 2: from July 18 till 28, 10 days

The works for volunteers will include various preservation and cleaning works at monastery building made of stone and its surroundings

The volunteer workcamp will include educational and cultural program. Our volunteers will participate in workshops and presentations, discuss with heritage administration and churchmen the importance of heritage preservation. They will also gain knowledge about russian ortodox heritage, local history and regional traditions. During the project guided tours and excursions will be organized to nearby located heritage sites of Samara region.

You will live and work together with russian volunteers in friendly atmosphere. You can spent your free time walking along Volga river banks.

ADDRESS
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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Русский, English, Français,

Type of work

The works for volunteers will include various preservation and cleaning works at monastery building made of stone and its surroundings.
No special building skills required

Conditions

Accommodation is in the hostel in the center of Samara city. It's a comfortable hostel with toilet, bathroom with hot and cold water. Breakfast, lunch, dinner for free. They will have kitchen to cook food by themselves if they want to

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ББТ: В дебри Хамар-Дабана - 1

Tankhoy, Russia Nature reserves and national parks

Сроки проекта: с 12 по 25 июля 2019 года (14 дней)

Языки проекта: русский, английский

Место проведения: Россия, Республика Бурятия, Байкальский заповедник, долина реки Осиновка

Предварительный объём работ: Расчистка коридора тропы (упавшие деревья, кустарники). Строительство полотна тропы, сооружение укрепительных стенок на влажном склоне. Доработка и реставрация существующей тропы. Помощь в строительстве детской площадки и входной группы на тропу.

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Jul 5, 2019

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Type of work

Долгосрочная цель проекта: Развитие познавательного туризма через строительство и обслуживание экскурсионной тропы по долине реки Осиновка.

Предварительный объём работ: Расчистка коридора тропы (упавшие деревья, кустарники). Строительство полотна тропы, сооружение укрепительных стенок на влажном склоне. Доработка и реставрация существующей тропы. Помощь в строительстве детской площадки и входной группы на тропу.

Conditions

ББТ предоставляет:
Трансфер Иркутск — Танхой — Иркутск
Проживание в хостеле в Иркутске в последний день проекта
Бригадира
Переводчика
Продукты питания, а также необходимый групповой инвентарь, инструменты, палатки (одна палатка на двоих).

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ББТ: "В таежный край Прибайкалья – 2"

Irkutsk, Russia Nature reserves and national parks

Сроки проведения: с 10 по 19 июля 2019 года (10 дней)

Место проведения: Россия, Иркутская область, Прибайкальский национальный парк, тропа Листвянка – Большие Коты

Языки проекта: русский, английский

Долгосрочная цель проекта: Развитие познавательного туризма. Ремонт популярной туристической тропы.

Предварительный объём работ: Волонтёрам предстоит ремонт существующей тропы. Это предусматривает расчистку коридора, экскавацию грунта, строительство структур.

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Type of work

Предварительный объём работ: Волонтёрам предстоит ремонт существующей тропы. Это предусматривает расчистку коридора, экскавацию грунта, строительство и ремонт структур.

Conditions

ББТ предоставляет:
Трансфер Иркутск - Листвянка и п. Большие Коты - Иркутск
Проживание в хостеле в Иркутске в последний день проекта
Бригадира
Переводчика
Продукты
Лагерный инвентарь и инструменты

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