Workcamp in Russia

Code of the project: GWC-RSA-6613

Nature of the project: Playground for the Children
Starting & Ending Date: 14th Aug-27th Aug
Skills and Qualification: None
Workcamps Cost: 270 $
Total Space Available: 03

Project Overview/ Project Work:

Being a part of this project, you will build a playing ground and race-track for children. The work will include following tasks:

  • Installing volleyball stanchions. (Preparation of wells, cement),
  • Installing the basketball stands. (Preparation wells, cement),
  • Installation of posts for fencing. (Preparation of wells, cement),
  • bank filling area (sand, gravel),
  • fencing of the site ( “netting”),
  • Repair hockey box (bumpers, mesh, “netting”, removing the young shoots).

PLEASE NOTE: Your work starts after breakfast and your working time is usually composed of 4-6 hours per day. However if you are willing to work more, you are heartily welcome by us. The volunteers are expected to work six hours per day. And be ready for manual labor. During working hours, you will have break time for lunch and a cup of tea. We encourage you to work closely with the project staff so that you can easily adjust in the new environment.

Sample Workcamp Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Petrazovodsk train station / airport, from where you will be transferred to your respective accommodation. Your 1st day will be a rest day, so that you can easily recover and refresh yourself after a long journey. But at nights, you can roam around and enjoy the beautiful place by exploring your surroundings.

Note: If any volunteer is not able to arrange their flight dates according to our program date, then please let us know, so that we can do suitable arrangements for you, however it is very rare to arrange separate time table for you, so it is advised to come before the given date, because we do not want any inconvenience and hurdle for our participants.

Day 2: You will be welcomed at GWC Russia Office, where you will be given a short introduction about history, region and information of GWC. You will also be introduced about the local people, local conditions, local language & culture, host family, safety & climate and social or political issues.

Day 3: You will leave for the project site where you will meet with the local villagers and will introduced about the project and environment.

Day 4 – 9: Work in Project (Refer Project Overview & Project Work for details)

Day 10: This is the time to relax and refresh by taking tour to village site and having picnic with local staff and your fellow volunteers. You will make excursion to village, “Tsaritsyn-key” (where she lived and was treated with Martha Romanova – the mother of the first Russian Tsar). You might also take tour of the Museum School (talk, participate in dances). You can also involve yourself in various activities like playing sport games, making parties and other entertaining activities concerning intercultural learning.

Day 11 – 12: Project work (Playground for the Children) continuous.

Day 13: Visit and explore the beautiful places of Russia along with the group of participants of almost your own age. This will also help you to share your new experience with each other.

Day 14: Completion of project, final experience synthesis and Farewell program will be conducted at the end in which you will be given time to recall and share important experiences and lessons. During this, a short program of certificate distribution also takes place. Once the program is over, the group of volunteers (youth participants) will leave for departure.

Note: This is just a suggested, sample itinerary and might be changed by the country coordinator. However, you will receive the final workcamp itinerary upon your arrival in the host country. The program coordinator will also provide you day-to-day work schedule before the workcamp start.


For participating in our workcamp project, you need to be minimum 17 years and maximum 26 years of age. No upper age limit will be accepted in any workcamps.

You do not need any special skills, qualification or prior experience to join our workcamps. However; you should meet following criteria.

  • You should have an open mind, flexible attitude, compassion and eagerness to work with local people.
  • You are also expected to be imaginative, hardworking, self-motivated, have initiative, patience and love for other cultural people.
  • Volunteers should be able to speak medium English and relatively in good health.

Note: If volunteer under the age of 18, you need to supply both a permission letter and volunteer application signed by a parent or legal guardian giving you consent to volunteer.


GWC partner organization will manage your accommodation, food and supervision while you work in a project. Although a beautiful, friendly place, you should not expect luxurious accommodations because we want to feel you the real Russian culture. You will be living in the school dormitory in rooms for 2-3 persons, with a common hall. You’ll be served 3 times (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) meals a day, which will be prepared in canteen.