The work will consist of manual part (60-70) and art-part (30-40). The manual part includes museum territory arranging and tidying up, renovation of old museum veranda (taking off old paint, cleaning the wood, covering it with antiseptic, etc). Also volunteers might help locals in renovating the ancient wooden church nearby. The art-part include in the first turn painting the single in a village bus-stop by traditional ethnic paining, so the visitors/tourists when arrive can feel the spirit of this unique place from the fist step. Also decorating by same paintings the sign near museum, the out-door table in museum and other. Volunteers will have opportunity to learn different Ukrainian folk art techniques. Besides, volunteers will have a few workshops where they can learn the other Ukrainian folk arts.
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
Basic, in the museum buildings. Washing facilities outside, summer house type (garden shower). Village type toilet (outside). Sleeping bag required. Food will be provided.
Lage und Freizeit
Village Vovkiv, 25 km from away from Lviv, Western Ukraine. Sightseeing and excursions in the town and area around (castles, old monasteries, trip to the lake), international evenings. Trips to Lviv are also planned. Lviv is the city of Lions, which centre is recognized as UNESCO heritage and is under it protection, cultural capital of Ukraine, number one of Worth seeing cities in Ukraine according to world travel guides.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
Vovkiv was founded in 1398. Many years ago it was a town and its name was translated as wolf s town. There are many unique old buildings: village houses, wooden churches (XVII and XVIII c), school (XIX c), ruins of palace, other. Nowadays Vovkiv is the place were Ukrainian ethnic culture and traditions are carefully saving and disseminated. In last years it turned to be an eco village and green tourism destination.Possibly the most famous place in Vovkiv is almost 200 years old wooden house where the outstanding artist Mykola Ustyanovych lived. Since 1991 the house was transformed into memorial museum. The museum has 1 hectare of old garden with fruit trees, herbs and flowers - creates a cozy atmosphere here. Well in the museum courtyard is the deepest in the whole village and it water has unique purity and healing properties. On the territory of the museum there is ethnographic exposition - folk clothes, tools, spinning-wheel, spindle, lamps, dishes, etc. Svitlycia - part of the old barn - is room for exhibitions and now turned to be a folk crafts school for children and adults. The village attracts with its special charm, magnificent nature, storks, which nest here, its rich culture and an extremely sincere soul. The one who ve been here once really wants to come here again and again.
Camp language is English.