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Baikal Volunteer Programs
August 30, 2018 00:35


Baikal Volunteer Programs give opportunities to work and travel. There are two main volunteer programs arranged annually in order to improve the shoreline of Baikal: "The Great Baikal Trail" and "Baikal Coastal Service".

The Great Baikal Trail
For Baikal and Barguzinsky reserves, as well as the Baikal National Park, there is an annual volunteer program called "The Great Baikal Trail". Employees of these nature conservation areas invite assistants who are ready for physical work at summer projects, ranging from 8 days to two weeks.

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Transportation and costs
The transportation to the place of work is fully paid by the volunteers themselves. In addition, under the terms of the program, those wishing to work in the reserve shall contribute a certain amount of money for food as well as other expenses.
The organizers of the project provide volunteers with tents for living, a campfire farm, first aid kits, repellents and work equipment.

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Participants of the volunteer program clean up garbage, clear overgrown paths and conduct small construction work along the Great Baikal Trail. On weekends, pedestrian tours and excursions are organized for volunteers.

Baikal Coastal Service

There is also an annual volunteer project called "Baikal Coastal Service". Works are carried out from summer time on the island of Olkhon, in the Baikal, Kabansky and Barguzinsky districts of Buryatia.

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The main task of volunteers is to improve the shoreline of the lake (garbage collection, compilation of ecological maps and environmental education of the local population and tourists).

Transportation and costs
Under the terms of the project, volunteers pay for transportation to Ulan-Ude. And the organizers take the costs of transferring the participants of the program to the place of the camp on the shore of Lake Baikal, three meals a day and all the necessary equipment for the work.

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Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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