Volunteer in Central and Eastern Europe
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Tutor English To A Family In Russia
Live With a Russian Family in various locations in Russia: Teach Them English 15 Hours Each Week.
This is a great program for people who want to experience Russian culture in-depth. The program has a focus on cultural exchange and host families are not only excited to learn English but also love to share the characteristics of their amazing country, culture and cuisine.
Volunteer 15 hours each week in exchange for free room and board ! Weekends are normally free to experience the culture by traveling around Russia.
Dates: Year ‘round
Cost: Please see website for prices.
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, Ct 06437 PH:203-453-5838 toll free 1-877-949-9998.
| Volunteer Abroad in Europe with United Planet!
United Planet's Quest Volunteer Abroad program offers you or your group a life-changing opportunity to build relationships with local communities through customized volunteer work, enriching cultural activities, and home stays with local families. Our programs in Central and Eastern Europe run from 1 to 52 weeks and welcome volunteers of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds. You can volunteer in education, healthcare, environment, and more. Visit our website for more information!
|| Cost: Varies according to country and length of stay. Please visit our website for details.
Dates: Ongoing start dates.
Contact: United Planet, 11 Arlington St, Boston MA 02116, USA.
Tel.: 800-292-2316 or 617-267-7763.
Volunteers/interns needed to stay for at least two months to work on a program that helps at-risk youth through education programs and outdoor adventures. Volunteers needed for a variety of duties, including proposal writing, teaching English or computers, program design, and leading treks.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.alpinefund.org.
Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC)
Provides a way for Diasporan Armenians to come to Armenia and be easily integrated into the society. By way of cultural and language training, combinded with appropriate volunteer work placement. AVC volunteers work towards rebuilding a great and historic nation. For the amount of time of your choice you can join us and walk away with the expirience of a lifetime.
Contact: email@example.com, www.armenianvolunteer.org.
Balkan Sunflowers: Community Activist Network Volunteer.
Community Activists Network: CAN is a 9-month project, under European Voluntary Service (EVS) rules. Volunteers work with local projects including education for disadvantaged children, minority and human rights advocacy, women's rights, etc. Intensive language and development training during the first month. Gracanica Computer Literacy Program: A computer trainer for younger children to help develop a new program for Roma children in a community near Prishtina in Kosovo.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.balkansunflowers.org.
Bridges for Education
International summer peace camps at which 180 volunteers teach English for three weeks in July followed by one week of travel in Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Romania, and China.
CADIP — Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects: International Volunteer Program in Bulgaria
Five charity projects of CADIP will try to make a difference in the hard life of the kids in two orphanages in Bulgaria during their summer break.
CCUSA — Camp Counselors Russia
The Russia Camp Program offers people the opportunity to spend their summer volunteering in Russian youth camps. This program offers a great opportunity for American citizens who are independent, adventurous, self-motivated and flexible looking to broaden their horizons through working and traveling overseas. During the 4 or 8 week sessions American counselors learn about Russian life, culture and in return educates Russian children and staff about American culture.
Contact: CCUSA — Camp Counselors Russia; 901 E Street, Suite 300, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA, Website: www.ccusa.com.
Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads
Summer excavations in southern Russia and Mongolia use volunteers.
Ecologia Youth Trust
Kitezh is a community of committed people who are foster parents, teachers, psychologist and supporting staff who fill every day with creativity, active work and scientific research. Each family is a part of a friendly teaching community who create the cultural environment which supports our education and development of children.
We invite you to participate in our community life and our activities and programmes. We need English speakers who are ready to help our children to learn English and willing to join in with our creative and friendly society. For you this is the chance to participate in the life of a Russian community and to embrace this opportunity for personal development through active work and interaction with all in Kitezh.
Contact: email@example.com, www.ecologia.org.uk.
Great Baikal Trail
Every summer, the Great Baikal Trail hosts 2-week volunteering excursions to different sites around Lake Baikal in Siberia. Volunteers will spend time trail-building (which could include park maintenance, excavation, bridge construction, etc.) for 5-6 hours a day, 6 days a week; preparing their food over campfire; sleeping in tents; and on their days off, hiking and visiting local points of interest. Projects run from June to early September.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greatbaikaltrail.org
INEX Czech Republic National Centre
About 40 projects lasting 14-21 days in Czech Republic for international volunteers in social, cultural, and environmental fields.
Partner organization in Slovakia for workcamps.
WWOOF Czech Republic, www.wwoof.cz.
WWOOF Romania, www.wwoof.ro. Live and work in the countryside. Volunteer on organic farms in Romania.