B-U summer camp 2013

Camp 2012 photo

Volunteers work with children and young people aged from 5-18

We are now seeking volunteers interested in participating in the 14th annual summer camp for the benefit of the children in the Belskoye Ustye orphanage in the Pskov region of Russia.

For the month of July, a large group of international and local volunteers will provide a wide range of fun educational activities for the children of Belskoye Ustye.

Camp 2012 photo

Volunteers usually work in pairs with one of the groups of children

If you would like to be part of this group, please see more information on the summer camp 2013 page, and complete the online form.

Please forward this message on to anyone else you think might be interested in volunteering. If you use facebook or a similar social networking site, you can also share this news by using this link on the ROOF website: www.roofnet.org/2013/04/camp

You can also keep in touch by ‘liking’ ROOF’s facebook page at facebook.com/roofnet or joining ROOF’s facebook group at fb.roofnet.org

One of last years volunteers says…

What was my Russian experience like? I encountered Russian bureaucracy and managed not to lose my mind, which was hard. I killed thousands of mosquitoes and horseflies but I think they won anyway. I spent a month in one of the most beautiful countrysides I’ve ever seen, I went swimming with cows, I climbed roof of a church, I spent a day with Russian priests drinking vodka and feasting on their delicious food, I met wonderful and inspiring people from all over the world and I improved my Russian a lot.

Many people might find working in the ROOF summer camp hard and hard it is. The job we were given took a lot from all of us. It’s a job you need to put whole of yourself to do it well, because if you don’t it’s not satisfying either for you or for the children and giving yourself is one of the hardest things. But the point is that the more you give the more you get because at the end of the day it doesn’t matter how tired and mosquito bitten you are, you know that you have done something really good for someone else.

Camp 2012 photo

Some of the volunteers from 2012