LS-02 Children’s Family Ak-Bulun village

LS-02 Children’s Family Ak-Bulun village

Other dates for this workcamp:

  • LS-05 03/07 – 16/07
  • LS-08 28/07 – 10/08

About Children’s Family / Orphanage in Ak-Bulun village:
Meerim Bulagy Orphanage is located in Issyk-Kul Oblast, in Ak-Bulun village. Family Orphanage is a governmental property and currently cares 15 children, aged 4 to 18. Children speak Kyrgyz language and study at secondary schools in the village. The children have many opportunities to participate in different kinds of activities at the orphanage such as dressmaking class, drawing and dancing classes, and sport clubs, computer club. The orphanage staff is 18. They have good experience working with international volunteers. Each year they host up to 3-4 international guests.

Project goals:

  • Organize children’s leisure time through conducting games, sport competitions, dance classes, and English language lessons.
  • Participate in daily orphanage activities and spend leisure time with the children.

Work: During the project, volunteers will conduct English trainings, various games, and sporting events with orphanage children in their leisure time. Volunteers with children will also organize basic environment trainings.
Weekend Excursion: On the weekend volunteers will have an opportunity to visit Karakol town and see its sightseeing. For more information about the above locations and Kyrgyzstan please visit /
Meeting point: Karakol, Office of Leadership, 138 Lenin St. (cross road: Koenkozova St). Travel cost from the airport to the meeting point is not reimbursed. Extra assistance with travel can be provided upon request.

Location: At Ak-Bulun village, 45 km from Karakol, near from the north beach of Issyk-Kul lake (10min).

Language: English, there will be a camp-leader who will interpret and help in all ways of communication.

Accommodation: Volunteers will live with a nearby host family. Volunteers can bring their sleeping bags and mats for excursions.

Food: Cooking will be done by a host family, volunteers can join and help the host family. For the weekend excursion, volunteers are requested to take a personal plate and utensil set for the trek, cooking will be done as a group.

Group: Mixed, composed of international volunteers and 1 camp leader, and local volunteers; orphanage kids are not official members of the volunteer team, but play an integral role in the project. Participants will manage the working hours and free time activities with the local camp leaders. Decisions will be made through group discussion.

Note: We welcome all volunteers who are enthusiastic, creative and motivated to work with orphan children. Alcohol and drugs are not permitted during the camp or at the accommodation venues. Smoking is not allowed while volunteers are with children.

Insurance: Volunteers should come with their own health and accident insurance.

Bring: A more detailed packing list will be sent after applying, a basic list includes: own medicine, backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, raingear, warm clothes, comfortable shoes for hiking, a swimsuit, sunscreen, insect repellent (much of the time will be spent on the lake shore), a torch/flashlight, your national recipes, music, songs, games, energy and a good mood!

Participation fee: 180 Euro should be paid upon arrival. The participation fee covers accommodation, food, transportation, recreation and organizational costs.

Application: Send your application form (VEF) to email address.

You can down load the VEF from here.


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