Volunteer with Foster Families in Russia

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Volunteer with Foster Families in Russia

from £1,055
Duration: from 4 weeks to 12 weeks
Countries: Russia
Volunteer with a community of Russian foster families taking orphans into their homes and giving them a family and education in a supportive therapeutic environment.
Summary

Volunteer with Foster Families in Russia

Volunteer in Kitezh Children's Community in Kaluga Region, Russia, a rural village community of foster parents and teachers who take children from orphanages and raise and educate them along with their own children. Kitezh is an entirely child-centred, therapeutic education community. On 100 hectares of land it has a number of wooden houses, a school, a church and a farm, with natural woodlands and a lake nearby. Volunteers live with a family, teach English to children and take part in the daily working and social life of the community: gardening, cooking, building, playing games, art & crafts, music, drama, sport with the kids. A wonderful opportunity to experience real Russian culture and make a difference to the lives of children who had a bad start in life. Excellent Russian Language practice although a knowledge of Russian is not essential.


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Price details:

from £1,055

A typical volunteer:

Most volunteers are 18-30, some older, from many different countries, looking for a worthwhile experience abroad. All like to be with children, some have English teaching experience, some speak Russian or have an interest in learning Russian. They are flexible, willing to adapt to a new culture, interested in people and community living.

Requirements:

No special skills required though any of the following would be useful: some knowledge of Russian, TEFL or experience in teaching English, experience working with children (sports, arts and crafts, music, drama), building, cooking and gardening. An interest in children and willingness to adapt to a different culture and to participate fully in the life of the community are essential. Police check in country of residence required.

Cost:

Please contact us for a more detailed breakdown of the cost of volunteering at Kitezh Children’s Community in Russia. The listed price given here is for a four week stay, and the price reduces the longer your visit (with 3 months currently costing £1450)

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Doll-making

Doll-making

Doll-making with children at Kitezh Children's Community.
Volunteer with children

Volunteer with children

Volunteer spending time with some children outside at Kitezh Children's Community.
Volunteer Qiyang

Volunteer Qiyang

Volunteer, Qiyang, helping one of the children with their studies.
Volunteers helping on a construction project

Volunteers helping on a construction project

Volunteers helping on a construction project.
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