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1 ESTYES CAMP LIST 2013 CODE NAME TYPE DATES VOLS FEE EST 01 LEIGO LANDSCAPES ENVI/ MANU EST 02 ALLIKSAARE FARM I AGRI/ ENVI EST 03 ALLIKSAARE FARM II AGRI/ ENVI EST 04 DOWN TOWN KIDS CITY I KIDS/ TEACH EST 05 PARIISI FRA KIDS/ TEACH EST 06 ZOO I ENVI/ MANU EST 32 ALT-LAURI ORGANIC FARM I AGRI EST 07 DOWN TOWN KIDS COUNTRY KIDS/ TEACH EST 08 ERVITA MANOR I MANU EST 09 ALLIKSAARE FARM III AGRI/ ENVI EST 10 IMASTU DISA/ KIDS EST 11 KOESTI WATERMILL I ENVI/ MANU EST 12 ERVITA MANOR II MANU EST 13 VIHASOO KIDS EST 14 MURESE FARM AGRI/ MANU EST 15 PARIISI ENG KIDS/ TEACH EST 16 LEIGO FESTIVAL I MANU/ FEST EST 17 LEPANIIDI FARM AGRI EST 18 DOWN TOWN ENG KIDS/ TEACH EST 19 KOESTI WATERMILL II ENVI/ MANU EST 20 KRIUSILLA FARM AGRI EST 21 LEIGO FESTIVAL II MANU/ FEST EST 22 ZOO II ENVI/ MANU EST 23 JARVAMAA CAMP MANU EST 24 ALLIKSAARE FARM IV AGRI/ ENVI EST 25 DOWN TOWN DEU-FRA KIDS/ TEACH EST 26 DOWN TOWN KIDS CITY II KIDS/ TEACH EST 27 FAMILY CAMP MANU/ FAM EST 28 PILISTVERE MANU EST 33 ALT-LAURI ORGANIC FARM II AGRI EST 29 RISTITEE FARM ENVI EST 30 PASTURES OF VAINAMERI SEASHORE ENVI/ MANU EST 31 ALLIKSAARE FARM V AGRI/ ENVI EST T1 MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO 1 TEEN/ ENVI/ STUDY EST T2 MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO 2 TEEN/ ENVI/ STUDY EST T3 MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO 3 TEEN/ ENVI/ STUDY EST T4 MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO 4 TEEN/ ENVI/ STUDY EST T5 MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO 5 TEEN/ ENVI/ STUDY EST T6 MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO 6 TEEN/ ENVI/ STUDY EST T7 KOPU TEEN/ MANU EST T8 DOWN TOWN ENG TEEN/ STUDY EST T9 DOWN TOWN DEU-FRA TEEN/ STUDY

2 INTRODUCTION TO ESTYES INTERNATIONAL WORKCAMPS Although there were few attempts to organize workcamps in Estonia in the very beginning of EstYES existence in the first real workcamps took place in There were only 2 of them. In 2013 EstYES plans to host over 33 adult projects + 9 teenage camps, offering places to more than 400 international volunteers, and we hope to send more than 100 Estonian volunteers to workcamps abroad. Usually our workcamps last about 2-3 weeks and take place from May to September. The number of international volunteers in the camp varies from 3 to 15 on adult projects and can be up to 25 on teenage projects. We try to avoid having more than 2-3 people of the same nationality in the camp. Usually English is a camp language, but there are 2 linguistic camps where common language is French and German. As a rule volunteers have to work 5-7 hours a day 5-6 days a week for the benefit of local community. Hosts provide food and accommodation as well as social and cultural activities in return. Conditions for participation Volunteers should be over 18 years old, except teenage camps where participants are years old. For the work with kids the minimum age of volunteers is usually There is no maximum age limit. Usually there are no special skills required from volunteers, except camps dealing with kids. Participants should be motivated to do voluntary work, be ready to meet realities of local life and have enough flexibility to accept it, be tolerant and open for the new experiences. In some camps (usually work with kids) a motivation letter is required from the volunteer. Camp leaders Usually, in the camp there is one leader, whose task is to be a coordinator and a link between the participants and the host. Leader participates in daily life equally with volunteers. EstYES does invite camp leaders from abroad. In some of the camps the local host takes the leader s role and there is no other formal leader. Insurance In Estonian camps insurance is not provided, therefore volunteers have to bring their own insurance against illness, accident and third party risk. Participants from EU countries should bring EU health insurance form. Some practical matters For the majority of camps volunteers have to bring sleeping bag, work clothes and gloves, summer clothes and swimming suit, but also warm clothes and rain-gear as weather in Estonia is very changeable and really unpredictable. It is vital to have a mosquito cream on project taking place in the country side! Volunteers are also asked to bring information about their country, photos, music, games, etc. On request EstYES is happy to help booking inexpensive hotel to spend some days in Tallinn before/ after the camp. Meeting point EstYES collects volunteers either at the Coach in Tallinn or in the office the day camp begins. There they meet camp leader and travel together to the camp site. Tallinn Coach address: Autobussijaam, Lastekodu 46 Office address: Wiedemanni 3 Tallinn. Tel: , Emergency contacts Aleksander Kurushev, Coordinator Marija Shaginova, Placement Officer Meeri Lille, Incoming Assistant Infosheets Information about our camps provided for TM is already quite detailed. More details like practical information, travel directions, etc. will be sent to partners 3-4 weeks before beginning of the camp as latest. However if accepted participants need any specific information to organise their travel, they may turn for the information to EstYES earlier.

3 EST 01 LEIGO LANDSCAPES OTEPAA MANU 10 vols Leigo farm is located in the hilly countryside of South Estonia, near the town of Otepaa. It is an ecotourism farm that hosts hundreds of guests all year round. Every year in August NGO Leigo Concerts organizes a two-days-long music festival. The festival is unique for the fact that it takes place amongst pure nature on the lands of Leigo; the musicians perform on a little island of the lake and the audience is placed on the hilllsides, furthermore, there is a special natural firework at night. Regarding the Leigo Lake Music Festival to be not merely a music festival but also a festival that praises nature, it is of great importance that natural surroundings are ordely and clean. Festival guests appreciate the walks amongst nature just as much as the music being performed here. More information about festival is on The work of volunteers is essentially about cleaning the surrounding woods and landscape very important work which has to be done in spring! Volunteers will pick fallen branches in the woods and other litter that might be there. Part of the time will be spent on preparing the festival stages and building the festival's camping site. ing days are 6-7 hours long. Two days a week are free. Volunteers will stay in double rooms. Please bring along sleeping bags. includes toilet, shower and sauna. It may happen that a couple of days a week you have to sleep in a tent. Leigo tourist farm is situated 40 km South from Tartu. It is approximately 250 km from Tallinn to Leigo. The closest town is Otepaa, 10 km away. More information on Airport, harbour, bus station in Tallinn; bus from Tallinn to Otepaa and pick up by hosts from there. Volunteers have to be flexible and be in a good shape for physical work. Sunbathing, swimming, hiking, canoeing, etc. Possibility to visit historical sites in Tartu and Otepaa.

4 EST 02 ALLIKSAARE FARM I HIIUMAA AGRI / ENVI 6 vols EST 03 ALLIKSAARE FARM II HIIUMAA AGRI / ENVI 6 vols EST 09 ALLIKSAARE FARM III HIIUMAA AGRI / ENVI 6 vols EST 24 ALLIKSAARE FARM IV HIIUMAA AGRI / ENVI 6 vols EST 31 ALLIKSAARE FARM V HIIUMAA AGRI / ENVI 6 vols Hiiumaa according to the Nordic sagas emerged from the Baltic Sea as a small islet more than years ago. The island of Hiiumaa was first mentioned in historical documents as a deserted island called Dageida in The first inhabitants settled down at the end of the 13 th century. Nowadays Hiiumaa is the second biggest island of Estonia with the area of 965 sq. km and the population around It has many historical and nature sights, and there are kind people known for their hospitality and good sense of humor. The island is referred as a remote area of Europe, so EstYES feels particularly proud developing international voluntary projects for dozen of years there. Also, for years EstYES has been cooperating with farms all over Estonia for solidarity, respect and practical support to local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional life style and developing new eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Alliksaare Farm is one of such projects. This is an organic farm promoting sustainable lifestyle, and this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share its values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people. In addition to agricultural activities, Alliksaare Farm has another important task taking care of coastal meadows which are international birds migration area under protection of NATURA Programme. Watch the short movie of last year camp here Alliksaare Farm main direction is cattle farming. The main work for volonteers will be to take care and maintain the pastures located at the sea coast. Another work is cleaning the coast nereby the farm from rubbish brought by storms. Occasionally there can be some works to prepare food for cows for winter period. Obviosuly the work will be mainly outdoors. The working day will be 6-8 hours. will be done under supervision of local hosts and group leader. The accommodation conditions are simple in caravan, however beds are provided. in tents is possible if you wish. Please bring your sleeping bag. Toilets and showers are available. There is kitchen with necessary equipment for cooking. Food will be from local farms nearby. Volunteers will be served food cooked by the hosts. Hiiumaa island, Vanamoisa, Emmaste parish. Hiiumaa Island lies in the West of Estonia, 130km from Tallinn. More information on Airport, harbour, bus station in Tallinn. Buses to Hiiumaa depart from Tallinn Bus Station twice daily and board ferry at Rohukula. Timetables is available online at You have to be open-minded and be ready to adapt to the simple conditions of the common life in the countryside of Estonia and willing to do farm work, which can be hard sometimes. It is good if you have tehnical skills (e.g. driving licence). Camp is not suitable for people with allergy, especially lactose allergy since hosts offer a lot of milk products. NB! Smoking is not permitted on the farm. There is lot of interesting natural picturesque sights on the island; good possibilities for swimming in the sea. It is possible to visit other parts of Hiiumaa Island on the weekend. Actually, Hiiumaa offers a lot of various cultural events in summer and volunteers will have possibility to join them. This camp is perfect for people who enjoy nature and interested in traditional way of rural living.

5 EST 04 DOWN TOWN KIDS CITY I TALLINN KIDS/ TEACH 8 vols EST 26 DOWN TOWN KIDS CITY II TALLINN KIDS/ TEACH 8 vols This project is organized for local children by the non-profit educational association Alternative Language Programs Satellite within its annual activities on multicultural issues for kids. The project s aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures to children and provide them with good practices in intercultural communication using the learning-by-doing method and organizing alternative English language practice. The project gets the kids of 10 to 13 years old familiar with customs and traditions of the countries from all over the world and encourages them to develop their cross-cultural thinking and tolerance. The common theme for all Down Town camps 2013 is That s what my GALAXY is like which is linked with the European Year of Active Citizenship and aims to explore different concepts of citizenship in a broad sense in the fun and interactive way. Activating kids in the city camp and providing them with cross-cultural learning experience. Volunteers will do it through informal methods of teaching and working in small group techniques. Among the activities to be held by team of volunteers are playing the games and music popular the countries the volunteers represent; training kids to perform pieces of amateur drama; preparing festivals, intellectual and sport games as well as discussions and excursions round the places of interest; actions for peace and nature protection; leading and supporting kids in their work on the team projects within themes related to the general topic. Volunteers together with a local project coordinator are responsible for the day activities in the camp. The work can be pretty hard, involving long working hours, requiring high level of commitment and responsibility. You will stay with kids and spend another hour to prepare next day activities. In the course of camp there is one day off and at least one day of travel outside Tallinn together with kids. Before the city camp activities start there will be training in camp methodology and preparation. Most of kids are Russianspeaking children from minority group of Tallinn. The total number of kids is 30 to 40. Volunteers will work in pairs facilitating and leading a smaller group of kids during the day. The camp activities will take place in a learning centre situated in the centre of the city. On mattresses in the class rooms of In Down Town school, in the heart of the Old Town of Tallinn. Toilets and showers are available. Please bring a sleeping bag. Volunteers will cook and have their breakfasts at the place of accommodation; lunches will be organized for whole camp in the city centre. Camp will take place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. You can get a lot of information on You have to be really motivated to work with kids. Please provide a letter of your motivation along with the application form. Experience in work with children is an advantage. Your ideas and actual preparation to do the activities for kids are essential. We expect active volunteers with a good knowledge of history and culture of their country as well as with an ability and wish to present it to others in a creative way. A good level of English is required. The min age of volunteers is 19. You are expected to arrive to the school by 18:00 on the arrival date. There are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities as camp will take place in the capital where one can find attractions for any taste: sightseeing, museums, festivals, concerts, pubs, etc.

6 EST 05 PARIISI FRA RAKVERE KIDS/ TEACH 3 vols Do you want to spend two weeks working with kids in the village of Paris in Estonia? Then this camp is for you! The camp is organized for kids and teenagers by the Association of Teachers of French in Estonia. The main aim of the camp is to provide intensive experience of learning and practicing French for kids and teenagers outside school curriculum using facilities of children camp Pariisi. The camp program includes games and activities, performances in the open air, hikes, excursions and visits, talks and discussions in the working groups. Naturally the language of this camp is French what else would you speak in Pariisi? Activating kids and teenagers, providing cross-cultural learning experience for them as well as French language environment. It will be done through the games, drama, sport activities, excursions, discussions, etc. Volunteers along with local coordinators will be responsible for the whole program of the camp. The work can be pretty hard, involving long working hours some days, requiring high commitment and responsibility for the camp program. There will be two shifts during the period of camp. The first one will involve kids aged 8-10, the second one teenagers aged There is going to be around 40 participants in each shift. In addition to teachers there will be local young volunteer assistants in the camp. Camp has two buildings with 2-5 bedded rooms. Volunteers will have their one room. Beds are provided, but please bring your sleeping bag. Toilets, showers and sauna are available. There is a hall for performances, open air stage, swimming pool, sport facilities for ball games, table tennis, bicycles, etc. Volunteers and participants will have their meals in the local café. See some photos on Camp takes place in Pariisi village, about 100 km from Tallinn the capital of Estonia. Nearest towns are Rakvere (20km) and Tapa (15km). The picturesque area around the camp with many hills, streams, rivers and lakes is very suitable for hikes and bicycle tours. Famous Lahemaa National Park is about 20 km from the camp. More information on Airport, bus or train station, harbor in Tallinn; bus to Rakvere. Good level of French is required!!! You should be really motivated to work with kids and teenagers. Previous experience is an asset. All good ideas of activities for youngsters, games are welcomed. Please bring some materials, postcards, posters, maps, music, etc. from your country and be ready to present it to kids. There are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities: swimming, hiking, sports, etc. Excursions to Lahemaa National Park and Rakvere are foreseen.

7 EST 06 ZOO I TALLINN ENVI 6 vols EST 22 ZOO II TALLINN ENVI 6 vols Once offering only public entertainment, the zoos today take the role of wildlife conservation centres, breeding endangered species and supporting their recovery in the wild. Tallinn Zoo participates in a numerous conservation projects, playing a leading role in the reintroduction project of the European mink. It has as well provided specimens for the reintroduction of the Black vulture. Tallinn Zoo introduces the public to a variety of animals and conveys information about wildlife through interpretative signs and boards, interactive devices, printed handouts and media representations. From autumn through spring classes for young animal lovers - schoolchildren of different age are regularly conducted in the Zoo. For the last 6 years ESTYES has been supporting Zoo running there various voluntary service activities and projects. The workcamp, you are going to take part in, is one of them. This year the camp is organised in cooperation with the Mustamae Open Youth Centre which kindly provides accommodation to volunteers. The work mainly consists of doing various gardening jobs in the green areas on the large Zoo territory: clearing and tiding up, mowing grass, cutting bushes, planting flowers. Most of the work will be outdoors. In case of rainy weather alternative work indoors will be found. The work is planned for 4-6 hours a day. Please note that the work does not include direct contact with the animals. In addition to this there will be some light renovation and cleaning jobs in the youth centre house, where volunteers are going to stay. : You will stay in the Mustamae Open Youth Centre in the residential area of Tallinn. It takes about 20 min by bus or trolleybus to get from there to the city centre and around 15 min to get to the Zoo. Volunteers will have one big sleeping room, common room, equipped kitchen, shower and toilet. There is also shower in the Zoo which can be used after the work. You will sleep on mattresses on the floor. Please bring your sleeping bags! Volunteers have to prepare their own meals for breakfasts and dinners. Lunches will be taken together with the Zoo gardening staff at the working place. Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, the largest city with inhabitants and as many tourists during summer season. It is proud for its well preserved Old Town included to the UNESCO World Heritage List. You can get a lot of information on Zoo is to the west from the city centre, about 15 min by public transport. Airport, bus or train station, harbour in Tallinn. No special skills required, but you have to be ready for some physical work. This camp is not suitable for volunteers allergic to hay or plants. Tools will be provided, just take your working clothes & gloves. Besides that volunteers will get well acquainted with the zoo and its inhabitants, there are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities since camp will take place in the capital, where one can find attractions for any taste: sightseeing & museums, countless festivals and concerts, live music, pubs, etc. This camp provides an excellent opportunity to experience vivid life of Tallinn in summer. Participation fee As EstYES does not have funds to support your participation in this camp neither from the state nor from the private sponsors, you are asked to contribute 90 Euro towards cost of board and lodging, local transport and the program. The fee has to be paid by volunteers upon arrival to the camp.

8 EST 07 DOWN TOWN KIDS COUNTRY VILJANDI KIDS/ TEACH 8 vols This project is organized for teenagers by the non-profit educational association Alternative Language Programs Satellite within its annual activities on multicultural issues. The project s aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures to the youth and provide them with good practices in intercultural communication using the learning-by-doing method which includes project work, games, handicrafts, meetings, discussions, direct contact to young people from abroad as well as alternative English language practice. The project gets 10 to 13 years old kids from Estonia, providing them the first experience of the intercultural learning. The common theme for all Down Town camps 2013 is That s what my GALAXY is like which is linked with the European Year of Active Citizenship and aims to explore different concepts of citizenship in a broad sense in the fun and interactive way. NB! This shift will be run in the village of Vaibla near Viljandi in the South of Estonia. Activating teenage participants in the summer country camp and providing them with cross-cultural learning experience. The volunteers will do it through informal methods of teaching and working in small group techniques. Among the activities to be held by the team of volunteers are playing games and music popular in the countries the volunteers represent; drama and sports; preparing festivals and disco parties, intellectual and social games, common discussions, handicrafts; leading and supporting teens in their work on the team projects within the discussed themes of the camp etc.; preparing and leading the teen teams presentations on the countries the camp participants and volunteers are from. Each day of the camp will have a country presentation, a subject to learn or discuss and a related activity, and finally party in the evening. Volunteers together with a local project coordinator are responsible for the day activities in the camp. The work can be pretty hard, involving long working hours, requiring high level of commitment and responsibility for the camp program and the young participants. Most of local teens in the camp are Russianspeaking youngsters from the minority groups of Estonia. The total number of participants is around 40. Volunteers will stay in the shared rooms for 2-4 persons of the same camp house as kids. Toilets and showers are of common use. You do NOT need a sleeping bag, but please bring your own towels. All meals are provided in the camp canteen. More information about the camp site is on Airport, bus or train station, harbor in Tallinn; bus to Viljandi; specially arranged transport to Vaibla village. You are expected to arrive to Tallinn in the afternoon on the arrival date. You have to be really motivated to work with teenagers. Please provide a letter of your motivation along with the application form. Experience in work with children is an advantage. Your ideas and actual preparation to do the activities for teens are essential. We ask you to bring some materials: postcards, posters, symbols of your country, music or popular national games etc typical for your country which can be used during your country presentation. Also it will be great if you can bring any traditional food to present during intercultural evenings. We expect active volunteers with a good knowledge of history and culture of their country as well as with an ability and wish to present it to others in a creative way. A good level of English is required. The minimum age of volunteers is 19. There are a lot of possibilities for active leisure time in this countryside camp: swimming, sunbathing, hiking, sport, etc. Excursion to Viljandi, a culture town well known for its valued Culture Academy, Ugala Drama Theatre and famous international Folk Music Festival, is foreseen. More on

9 EST 08 ERVITA MANOR I KOERU MANU 10 vols EST 12 ERVITA MANOR II KOERU MANU 10 vols The aim of this camp is to help renovation of the historical Landlord s House of Ervita Manor, which is important object of historical and cultural heritage of Koeru Parish in Jarvamaa County. In the future the Landlord House will be renovated to the botanical garden with the accommodation, pool and saunas with the aim to promote sustainable tourism and eco-friendly living. Ervita Manor renovation works have been going on for almost 10 years, but still there is a lot of work to be done, so help of volunteers will be especially appreciated. You will have more information about the project and manor house on facebook of the project host Jarkko Arhilahti and on website The work will involve mainly carrying rocks and building ruined walls. is quite physical, mainly outdoors. Also there may be some hey making in the fields (for sheep of the local farm). Volunteers will be working 7-8 hours per day 5 days a week under the supervision of the leader. There will be also work specialists and technical help. In addition to work some workshops on renovation techniques will be offered. The Manor House complex is managed by a Finnish family with two children, so you will share accommodation with them. The volunteers will stay in the separate room of the manor house on beds. Bed lines are provided, volunteers are asked to bring their own towels. Toilet, hot water, shower is available. Volunteers have to make breakfasts on their own while the rest of the meals will be cooked and served by the locals. Volunteers will be asked to help cleaning and washing up. Ervita is a small village (with around 260 inhabitants) located in Jarvamaa County, Koeru Parish in northcentral Estonia. The closest towns are Paide (35 km) and Rakvere (55 km). The whole area has a beautiful nature, and there is real countryside and forests with wildlife around. More information can be found on Airport, harbour, bus or train station in Tallinn; bus to Koeru. As the work can be quite physical volunteers have to be in a good physical shape. This camp is not suitable for volunteers allergic to different plants or hay. Sunbathing and swimming, fishing, beach volley on near by the Lake Vainjarv (300m), trips in the area. Very good camp for nature lovers! Endla Nature Reserve with the possibility of bird watching and hiking is around.)

10 EST 10 IMASTU TAPA KIDS/ DISA 5 vols Imastu Residential School is an institution for mentally handicapped children and youngsters. It caters for over 100 kids and young adults aged 5 to 35 with serious mental and genetic diseases. Most of them are orphans. Youngsters are divided in to 5 family groups where they live under supervision of staff. Children attend a special school arranged for them in Imastu. Since 1994 Imastu has been hosting international workcamps in summer and since long-term volunteers to assist staff with daily work, bringing new ideas and approaches to the daily routine. Volunteers are wanted to support staff and assist work with kids, especially in summer when it is possible to offer a lot more diverse outdoor activities for kids. See more about Imastu Residential School on camp in Imastu is the eldest in EstYES - this will be its 20 th volunteers hosting season! Looking after the children, helping staff in teaching them basic skills, feeding children, playing with them, arranging their outings, assisting in all other required activities. Each volunteer will work in the own family group. Volunteers will work under supervision and with assistance of local staff about 35 hours a week, 2 days a week are free. In the shared room (which is usually used as music class) in the building of the Institution on mattresses. Bedsheets, blankets, pillows will be provided. So you do not necessarily need to bring your sleeping bag. Shower and toilet is in the corridor, shared with the staff. You will eat together with the staff in local canteen or in your family groups. There is limited possibility to make own food. There is also staff meeting room, which can be used to spend evenings together. Imastu is a very tiny village. It lies 90km east from Tallinn and 25 km west from Rakvere, administrative center of the area. The nearest city is Tapa (3km), large railway junction with about inhabitants. Useful links: for general information about the country. Airport, harbour, coach station in Tallinn; train to Tapa. You have to be really motivated and committed to the work with physically and mentally disable children. Some previous experience or special knowledge is an advantage. Although English is a camp language, any knowledge of Estonian or Russian will make communication with locals easier. Please note that camp lasts almost one month! Imastu is laying in a picturesque landscape: fields, forests, lakes and unspoiled nature. It is the ideal area for hiking and cycling tours. There are good possibilities for horse riding and fishing right in Imastu. Excursions to places of interest in the capital Tallinn, Rakvere (est.1226), Lahemaa National Park as well as trips to the seaside (30km from Imastu) are easy to arrange.

11 EST 11 KOESTI WATERMILL I VILJANDI ENVI/ MANU 10 vols EST 19 KOESTI WATERMILL II VILJANDI ENVI/ MANU 10 vols The aim of this camp is to help renovation works of the historical watermill Koesti. This watermill dating from the end of 18 th century is an important object of heritage for the local community. The oldest part of the building existing at present was built in the second half of 19 th century. In 1930 the watermill was made twostoried and on the river side the engineering for producing electric power was built. After the Second World War several changes have been made there. Today association managing the watermill put a lot of effort into developing it into a hydroelectric plant, which started to give energy now. And this is a very important step for the local community which goes along with the general plan to raise the production use of energy from alternative sources in Estonia. At present such alternative energy projects have not been developed in Estonia yet to the noticeable extend, therefore Koesti Watermill is an important initiative which should be supported. The work will involve mainly cleaning up/ recovering of the hydro power station canal and the banks of Koesti creek. This means a physical work like removing mud, stones, branches of trees, etc. Volunteers have to bring rubber boots. Also there may be clearing up of the green areas around the mill and occasionally simple conservation jobs in the building (e.g. cleaning the walls before painting). Volunteers will be working 7-8 hours per day 5 days a week under the supervision of local technical leader. The accommodation facilities will be quite simple: you will stay in the mill house in camp beds. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Please note that the shower is a primitive outdoors solar shower, and there is dry toilet only. But you will have a good chance to try Estonian sauna on weekend. Simple but healthy traditional local food will be prepared by the hosts, volunteers will be asked to help cleaning and washing up. Possibility of making own food is limited. The project is located at the border of the Town of Viljandi, which is situated in South Estonia on Sakala Upland. Town of Viljandi with its 20,000 inhabitants is the centre of the county. As a culture town it is well known for its valued Culture Academy, Ugala Drama Theatre and the famous international Folk Music Festival)held yearly at the end of July. Viljandi lies 160 km from Tallinn, 98 km from Parnu and 80 km from Tartu. More information on Airport, harbour, bus & train station in Tallinn; bus to Viljandi. This is a classic workcamp with the real physical work please be ready for it. This camp may not be suitable for volunteers allergic to different plants or hay. Please note rather simple washing facilities in this camp. You have to bring your sleeping bag, working clothes and rubber boots. There are a lot of good possibilities for leisure time activities as camp will take place in the town where one can find attractions for all tastes: sightseeing and museums, festivals, concerts, live music, pubs, etc. You can also spend time at Viljandi Lake and go swimming or simply stay at the mill having bonfire, barbeque and sauna with locals.

12 EST 13 VIHASOO LOKSA KIDS 5 vols Youth organization Vihasoo has been working in Estonia in the field of social work since The major objective is to provide children with healthy active recreation, to get younger generation involved in different projects and give them a chance to get informal education and develop themselves. The main activities/ topics are youth culture (theater, music, dance, arts), organizing of workshops and entertaining activities for children and teenagers (forum-theatre, juggling or different types of games), media and communication - intercultural learning through international projects, especially with the Youth in Action Program. Often these activities are supported by municipalities or other cultural, social, volunteer organizations. Also, organization runs courses and delivers lectures for camp workers, leaders and youth workers. Moreover, there is youth and volunteer club "Active" where young people can apply their skills and knowledge in practice and put their ideas into action. Summer camp Vihasoo works with children from 6 till 15 years old. However, city office in Tallinn cooperates with different age groups: children from 4 till 15, young people from 16 and with adults, who are willing to get and share an experience or help us with organizing. The staff consists of professionals in different fields of formal and non-formal education: youth workers, social workers, street-workers, pedagogical workers and teachers. More information about our organization on our official website The purpose of the camp programme is to give the children an opportunity to perform and compete in 5 different fields acting, dancing, singing, drawing, video making. Thus we expect volunteers to teach the children and help them to prepare their performances. Therefore we are looking for volunteers who are skilled enough to consult children in acting, dancing, singing, drawing, video making. As a result, the children involved in this camp program are going to give live performances to demonstrate some newly acquired skills. Voluntary work will be lead by experienced staff but a volunteer is required: to be able to give a master class on acting, dancing, singing, drawing or video making to be able to train children and prepare them for their performances to prepare intercultural evening, which includes national food, dances, songs and tell about own country to conduct games indoors as well as outdoors (in different weather conditions) to prepare and run distinctive national games and activities In the separate house with other staff members in 4-6-bedded rooms. Volunteers will eat together with children and staff in the canteen. Showers, dry toiltets and sauna are available. Vihasoo lies in the picturesque Lahemaa National Park, 70km from Tallinn. Surrounded by forest, near to the sea, it is the ideal place for vacations. The nearest town (7km) is Vosu, spa town with about 1000 inhabitants. Airport, harbor, bus & train stations in Tallinn, specially arranged car to Vihasoo. You have to enjoy working with kids and be really motivated to work with them. This work demands 24-hours commitment and it can be pretty hard at times. Weekend is not free! Experience in work with children is an advantage. We expect active volunteers with the good knowledge of culture of their country and ability to present it. All exciting ideas of activities for kids, games etc are welcome. English and Russian are the camp languages. It would be great if you could take some equipment/ materials you may need for master classes and activities. Plenty of possibilities: hiking, swimming, sunbathing, sports, games. Excursions to the places of interest in the Lahemaa National Park are foreseen.

13 EST 14 MURESE FARM VILJANDI AGRI 6 vols For dozen of years EstYES has been cooperating with farms all over Estonia for solidarity, respect and practical support to local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional life style and developing new eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Murese Farm is one of such projects. This is an organic farm in Southern Estonia specializing on sheep growing and breeding and, logically, sheep wool production. Now there are more than 350 sheep in the farm. For more information on Murese Farm visit This camp is for volunteers, who want to experience traditional life in rural Estonia and help hard working farmers making the surroundings of the farm better. Because of the huge amount of work that needs to be done for the sheep every day, some of the cleaning and organizing jobs have been left aside. Recently farm has grown spreading to the neighboring land with its few buildings which stay in not a good shape, so cleaning of these buildings is really needed and help of volunteers will be very much appreciated. There will be also some gardening and mowing. will be supervised by local hosts. The work will be 6-7 hours a day, 5 days a week, mainly outdoors. The accommodation will be either in tents or in a hayloft. Please bring your sleeping bag. A toilet and a shower are available. There is a kitchen with necessary cooking equipment. Meals will be usually cooked by hosts, but sometimes volunteers might have to cook for themselves in shifts. The project is located in Tarvastu parish, Raassilla village, 20 km from the Town of Viljandi, which is situated in South Estonia on Sakala Upland. Town of Viljandi with its 20,000 inhabitants is the centre of the county. As a culture town it is well known for its valued Culture Academy, Ugala Drama Theatre and the famous international Folk Music Festival held yearly. It is very lively in summer. Viljandi lies 160 km from Tallinn, 98 km from Parnu and 80 km from Tartu. More information about Viljandi on Timetables for buses from Tallinn to Viljandi can be found.the hosts will pick the volunteers from the Viljandi bus station to take to the farm. Special Requirements You have to be ready to adapt to the simple conditions of the common life in the country side of Estonia and be willing to do farm work, which can be hard sometimes. Volunteers with special dietary needs are also welcome, yet they have to be ready to cook sometimes for themselves. Leisure Time Volunteers can do hiking to the nearby forest and visit a reconstructed bunker, where a people used to hide out at the time of Soviet Union. It is easy to visit Viljandi where, apart of other attractions, at the end of July a big folk festival will be held, see

14 EST 15 PARIISI ENG RAKVERE KIDS/ TEACH 3 vols Do you want to spend two weeks working with kids in the village of Paris in Estonia? Then this camp is for you! The camp is organized for kids and teenagers by the Association of Teachers of English in Estonia. The main aim of the camp is to provide intensive experience of learning and practicing of English language for kids and teenagers outside school curriculum using facilities of children camp Pariisi. The camp program includes games and activities, performances in the open air, hikes, excursions and visits, talks and discussions in the working groups. The camp language is English although name Pariisi might provoke another expectation! Activating kids and teenagers, providing cross-cultural learning experience for them as well as English language environment. It will be done through the games, drama, sport activities, excursions, discussions, etc. Volunteers along with local coordinators will be responsible for the whole program of the camp. The work can be pretty hard, involving long working hours some days, requiring high level of commitment and responsibility for the camp program. Age of kids is There is going to be around 50 teenage participants in the camp. Camp has two buildings with 2-5 bedded rooms. Volunteers will stay in their own room. Beds are provided, but please bring your sleeping bag. Toilets, showers and sauna are available. There is a hall for performances, open air stage, swimming pool, sport facilities for ball games, table tennis, bicycles, etc. Volunteers and participants will have their meals in the local canteen. See some photos on Camp takes place in Pariisi village, about 100 km from Tallinn the capital of Estonia. Nearest towns are Rakvere (20km) and Tapa (15km). The picturesque area around the camp with many hills, streams, rivers and lakes is very suitable for hikes and bicycle tours. Famous Lahemaa National Park is about 20 km from the camp. More information on Airport, bus or train station, harbor in Tallinn; bus to Rakvere or Tapa. The minimum age of volunteers is 19. Good level of English, also a Motivation Letter is required. You should be really motivated to work with kids and teenagers. Previous experience is an asset. All ideas of activities for youngsters, games etc. are welcomed. It is highly desirable that you could share some of your skills and knowledge with children - e.g. teach them dancing or playing music, make a performance or do some handicrafts. There are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities: swimming, hiking, sports, horse riding, etc. Excursions to Lahemaa National Park and Rakvere are possible.

15 EST 16 LEIGO LAKE MUSIC FESTIVAL I OTEPAA MANU/ FEST 10 vols Leigo farm is located in the hilly countryside of South Estonia, near the town of Otepaa. It is an eco- tourism farm that hosts hundreds of guests all year round. Every year in August NGO Leigo Concerts organizes a twodays-long music festival. The festival is unique for the fact that it takes place amongst pure nature on the lands of Leigo; the musicians perform on a little island of the lake and the audience is placed on the hill-sides, furthermore, there is a special natural firework at night. One of the prime objectives is to provide the audience with quality music amongst beautiful nature so that one could be a part of a cultural aesthetic experience via combining professionally performed music and beautiful nature. Bringing culture to the people living in the countriside is as important. So visiting the concert is free of charge for the people living in the local county. Festival sets its emphasis on popularising classical music. More information on The volunteers will help to prepare the concert settings. This involves constructing the sitting areas, preparing the fireworks, marking the territory, helping with building the information spots, renovating the stages, etc. ing days are 6-7 hours long. Two days per week are free. Volunteers will stay in double rooms. Please bring along sleeping bags. includes toilet, shower and sauna. It may happen that a couple of days a week you have to sleep in a tent. Leigo tourist farm is situated 40 km South from Tartu. It is approximately 250 km from Tallinn to Leigo. The closest town is Otepaa, 10 km away. More information on Airport, harbour, bus station in Tallinn; bus from Tallinn to Otepaa and pick up by hosts from there. Volunteers have to be flexible and be in a good shape for physical work. Sunbathing, swimming, hiking, canoeing, etc. Possibility to visit historical sites in Tartu and Otepaa. And at the end of the project you will enjoy the two-days-long music festival in Leigo! Participation fee Due to difficult economic situation and the lack of financial support for the project participation fee of 60 Euro is requested from volunteers to cover the camp costs. It has to be paid by volunteers upon arrival to the camp.

16 EST 17 LEPANIIDI FARM HIIUMAA AGRI 4 vols Hiiumaa according to the Nordic sagas emerged from the Baltic Sea as a small islet more than years ago. The island of Hiiumaa was first mentioned in historical documents as a deserted island called Dageida in The first inhabitants settled down at the end of the 13 th century. Nowadays Hiiumaa is the second biggest island of Estonia with the area of 965 sq. km and the population around It has many historical and nature sights, and there are kind people known for their hospitality and good sense of humor. The island is referred as a remote area of Europe, so EstYES feels particularly proud developing international voluntary projects for dozen of years there. Also, for years EstYES has been cooperating with farms all over Estonia for solidarity, respect and practical support to local people who work in agricultural sector keeping traditional life style and developing new eco-farming despite of all difficulties. Lepaniidi Farm is one of such projects. This is an organic farm promoting sustainable lifestyle, and this camp is proposed for volunteers who appreciate and share its values, want to learn more about it and to help hard working people. Lepaniidi Farm has currently 30 goats for milk and goat cheese production. Volunteers will be helping grazing, feeding, milking the goats, processing the milk, but also picking berries and vegetables. Thus in the mornings and evenings there will be milking the goats. At day - picking the fruits (raspberries and blackberries) and making a jam. Some days there will be work in vegetable garden, removing weeds, picking beetroots, etc. Participants will have a great chance to get familiar with various farm jobs, even to learn how to make goat cheese! The working day will be 5-7 hours, 5 days a week. will be done under supervision of local hosts. The accommodation conditions at the farm will be simple - in old granary, however on beds. Please bring your sleeping bag. Toilets and showers are available; there is also traditional Estonian sauna in the farm. There is a kitchen with necessary equipment for cooking, which volunteers may use freely just like at home. Usually volunteers will have breakfasts and lunch together with farmers cooked and served by the hosts, while dinners will be prepared on their own. Hiiumaa Island, Kaina parish, Ristivalja village, Lepaniidi farm. Hiiumaa Island is in the west of Estonia, 140 km from Tallinn. More information on Airport, harbour, Coach Station in Tallinn, bus to Kaina. Buses to Hiiumaa depart from Tallinn Coach Station twice daily and board the ferry at Rohukula. Ttimetables are available online at Motivation letter is required. You have to be ready to adapt to the simple conditions of the common life in the country side of Estonia and be willing to do farm work, which can be hard sometimes. Not suitable for lactose allergic participants since hosts offer a lot of milk products. NB! Smoking and drinking alcohol is not allowed in this camp! There are lot of nice natural picturesque sights in the area. Sea cost is 7 km away from the working place and there are good possibility take the bicycles and go to swim. It is possible to visit other parts of Hiiumaa Island on weekend. Hiiumaa offers a lot of events on weekends in summer. Hosts plan to arrange some tours around the island. This camp is absolutely suitable for people who enjoy nature and are interested in traditional ways of rural living.

17 EST 18 DOWN TOWN ENG TALLINN KIDS/ TEACH 8 vols This project is organized for teenagers by non-profit educational association Alternative Language Programs Satellite within its annual activities on multicultural issues for teens. The project s aim is to introduce the diversity of world cultures to the youth and provide them with practices in intercultural communication using the learning-by-doing method which includes meetings, visits, direct contact to young people from abroad as well as alternative English language practice. The project gets 14 to 17 years old teens familiar with national traditions of the countries from all over the world, encourages them to develop their global thinking and individual initiative as well as tolerance and resistance to xenophobia and ethnic hatred. The common theme for all Down Town camps 2013 is That s what my GALAXY is like which is linked with the European Year of Active Citizenship and aims to explore different concepts of citizenship in a broad sense in the fun and interactive way. Activating teenage participants in the city camp and providing them with cross-cultural learning experience. Volunteers will do it through informal methods of teaching and working in small group techniques. Among the activities to be held by team of volunteers are playing games and music popular in the countries volunteers represent, drama, sports, preparing festivals, common discussions, excursions, actions for peace and nature protection, leading and supporting teens in their work on the team projects.; preparing and leading the teen teams presentations on the countries the camp participants and volunteers are from. Each day of the camp will have a country presentation, a subject to learn or discuss and a related activity. Volunteers together with a local project coordinator are responsible for the day activities in the camp. The work can be pretty hard, involving long working hours, requiring high level of commitment and responsibility for the camp program and the young participants. You will stay with teens and spend another hour to prepare next day activities. In the course of camp there is one day off and at least one day of travel outside Tallinn together with teens. Before activities start there is training in Down-Town camp methodology and preparation. Most of local teens in the camp are Russian-speaking youngsters from minority group of Tallinn. Besides local teens 15 teenage participants from abroad are expected to join this camp. The total number of participants is about 40. Volunteers will work in pair facilitating and leading a smaller group of teens during the day. The camp activities will take place in a learning centre situated in the centre of the city. On mattresses in the class rooms of the In Down-Town school, in the heart of the Old Town of Tallinn. Toilets and showers are available. Please bring a sleeping bag. You will cook and have breakfasts and dinners at the place of accommodation; lunches will be organized for whole camp in the city centre. Camp will take place in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. More information on You have to be really motivated to work with teens. Please provide a letter of your motivation along with the application form. Experience in work with youth is an advantage. Your ideas and actual preparation to do the activities for teens are essential. We ask you to bring some materials like postcards, posters, symbols of your country, music or popular national games etc typical for your country or region which can be used during your country presentation. We expect active volunteers with a good knowledge of history and culture of their country as well as with ability and wish to present it to others in a creative way. A good level of English is required. The minimum age of volunteers is 20. There are a lot of possibilities for leisure time activities as camp will take place in the capital where one can find attractions for any taste: sightseeing, museums, festivals, concerts, pubs, etc.