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Volunteering in MOST Camp
Start date: May 1, 2016, End date: Apr 30, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

During this EVS, volunteers will have a unique chance to experience the whole process of development and implementation of various projects, activities and events for children and youth. They will be involved in different activities - logistic aspects of preparation projects/activities/events, the tasks related to multimedia (taking picture, making posters, videos), promotion, creating/updating website and be involved and learn about non-formal education, its methods and tools. Hosting organization „Scientific Advisory Center“ organize each year (from 2009 already) International Communication MOST camp that involves around 600 childrenwhich is aimed at the personal enrichment, promotion of healthy lifestyle, prevention of the alcoholism, smoking and drug addiction, improvement of communication skills, teaching to tolerance, getting know new cultures, creation of friendship, self-expression and learning English to children.There are various activities in the camp: - workshops for development of confidence, improvement of communication and other soft skills, human rights, volunteering or active participation etc.;- festivals of World Cultures - brazilian festival "Avenida Brazil", Irish festival of Gaelic football and Hurling, Italian cuisine festival and another festivals and dances of people from all over the world;- sports games - in the camp children can play not only football, basketball, volleyball and tennis, but also to learn new sports, such as capoeira, Gaelic football, rugby and hurling;- shooting of videos and films - each group comes up with a script of fun or serious short film, which will participate in the festival "Golden Mask" at the end of camp session;- theater performances;- english lessons - exciting and fun adventure for kids to overcome the language barrier and improve speaking skills.;- playing with musical Instruments such as drum;- athletes and groups of artists from around the world will show their professional skills and will held master classes with children... There are several groups of children which consists of 15-20 children. There are three leaders for each group of children. One is a counselor, second is specialist in different workshops (art, sport etc.) and third will be a volunteer. Volunteers will help to counselor and specialist with preparing the programe and share information about their country, culture, traditions. Depends on their own interests, the volunteers will be able to choose among a wide range of activities . They will work with children during all workshops, plays with them, accompany them at the beach, organize sport activities, create theater scenes, preparation of evening events (recitals, concerts, competitions); office work related to the current project such us preparing necessary materials, make photocopies, printing etc. Volunteers will be actively involved during the preparation and organization of the camp. Activities will be adapted according to the interests of the volunteer. There's no rigid structure of volunteer activities in the camp. EVS volunteers will be actively involved in the planning, organization and implementation of various activities under the project, as a part of it. The volunteers will be allowed to express their creativity and initiate new activities or run their own workshops. Volunteers will have: - Opportunities to develop certain skills: organizational skills, soft-skills such as critical thinking , team-play, how to reach compromise, to solve conflicts, to express their opinions, to discuss, actively listen others, become more responsible, creative, open-minded- Opportunities for personal development: mentor will agree with volunteer on activities for the entire period of staying in Russia, helps to establish personal goals, monitors the development goals, and in case of necessary – to adapt the activities;- Opportunities to develop language skills: during the project, volunteers will have the opportunity to practice the English language, as it is the main language used for communication, and they will also have the opportunity to learn Russian language or practice some other languages;- Opportunities to know and learn about new cultures: there we will arranged an informal intercultural evenings or various workshops to promote the idea of social, ethnic and religious tolerance. Also we will discuss the topics such as young people and drugs, European citizenship, youth employment, etc- Opportunities to develop positive values and attitudes towards themselves, others and life, such as respect for human rights, the fight against discrimination, cultural diversity, cooperation, active citizenship, respect for elders and care for younger etc
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