PZ-04 Folklore festival LOMY

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Program Description

Dates: 24.07.-15.08.2016
Project and partner:
Natural landscape park Lomy invites volunteers to help in the organization of the festival of folklore and artistic crafts. The host organization is the department of culture of municipality district. Lomy is a quite isolated small farmstead arranged in a very artistic way. During 10 years the festival "Song – like Rus, Crafts – like Rus" takes place at the countryside Lomy in the middle of steppes and collects around 8000 visitors, as well as musicians from Russia and the neighbouring countries, who save and perform their original singing tradition not only Russian, but also of the folks and nationalities living on the territory of Russian Federation.
Study part:
During the festival a lot of artists and masters of traditional crafts will give classes during 2 days of the event. Volunteers will be able to participate workshops by choice (traditional crafts such as making original musical instruments or working with clay or a singing workshop – workshops will be defined closer to the date of the festival).
25 EURO is to cover costs of the workshop materials, work of the master and administrative costs of the camp. The fee’d to be paid upon arrival.


Motivation letter needed. Volunteers have to able to complete physical work mostly open air. Meeting point:
Voronezh. Nearest terminal Moscow and Voronezh. Meeting in Moscow at the airport can be organized by demand.
Camp address
Russian Federation, Voronezhskaya oblast, Vorobyevsky region, natural landscape park “Lomi”.


The volunteers will prepare the park area for festival, landscaping (decorating, painting benches, flowerbeds, cleaning and etc), help in meeting artists and reception, assistance in organizing food and placement of performers. As well as cleaning of the area during the festival (12, 13, 14 August) and after the festival. Weekends are free, except the time of the festival – during some preparation days and during the festival the volunteers are expected to be a part of all festivities as helpers for giving out meals for guests and participants, as cleaners and as figurants in performances on the stage. Possible changes could be because of rainy weather.

What`s Included

In summer houses. Mattresses, pillows, blankets and bed sheets will be provided by host organisation. Volunteers will eat at the local canteen together with the staff of the festival organisers. Vegetarian food is possible, but without a lot of variety! Volunteers will have cleaning duties during the camp. The shower with warm water is available in the administrative building, which is located next to the volunteers living area. No Internet at the venue.

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Voronezhskaya oblast, Russia

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Program Details

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  • Russia: Voronezhskaya oblast
1-2 weeks
Program Type:
Work & Travel/Gap Year Jobs
Additionally charged fee - 80 euros. This fee includes: Accommodation, food and cultural program. It is also possible to make a visa invitation.
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