FIYE 711 Folkowisko

FIYE 711 Folkowisko

Work: The volunteers will support organizers with preparation and logistics of FOLKOWISKO FOLK FESTIVAL. During the first days volunteers will help with the preparations – setting up the scene, places for workshops, camping site, decorations and cleaning. Then, during days of the festival (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) volunteers will be needed on workshops for children, in the information office, in the camping site and also during the concerts. We will need a person responsible for taking pictures and doing interviews during festival. After the Folkowisko volunteers will help with cleaning. There are a lot of interesting possible tasks and they will vary also on volunteer’s skills. Working hours will be flexible and will depend on the events. Volunteers should be prepared to work hard and wake up very early- during the festival- at 6 a.m.!

Accommodation and food: Volunteers will sleep in a building in a big common room. Access to sanitary facilities and kitchen in the main building will be provided. Volunteers should bring their own sleeping bag. Before and after the festival volunteers will be preparing their meals together with staff and local volunteers from a food products provided by the organizer. During the festival meals will be served in a canteen and food stands. Volunteers with vegetarian, vegan and meat diets are welcome.

Location and leisure: Gorajec is a very small village (no shops) located in the south-eastern part of Poland just 23km from the border with Ukraine. It is surrounded by a beautiful and green area called Eastern Roztocze. It is a perfect place for nature lovers who love hiking and outdoor activities. There are several small, picturesque towns that can be visited. Folkowisko festival is one of the most interesting festivals dedicated to folk culture in Poland. The place of the festival itself is quite isolated, but the host will give volunteers the opportunity to actively participate in concerts, workshops, trips, kayaking, to get to know polish folklore, music and good natural food. Volunteers will be able to experience family atmosphere of the place and to help in real creation of the festival.

Project hosted by: The workcamp is organized together with Folkowisko Association. The association’s main focus is restoration and promotion of folk culture of Roztocze region (east-central Poland and western Ukraine). They organize various events and actions supporting local communities and promoting its culture and traditions. Once a year, in summer, they organize folk festival dedicated to folk arts and music. Volunteers will have opportunity to help in creation of this event.

Requirements: Workcamp for nature lovers who are not afraid of spending one week without media, internet!!! Please send us motivation letter describing your skills relevant to tasks described above. We are looking for open and creative people who will be able to work in a group, to help in either organizing time and games for children, photography or setting up decorations and are also not afraid of simple manual tasks.