Volunteers work from 9 till 15.30 with a break for lunch. They do environmental work for preservation of a large historical garden of the reserve – collect branches, work in yards and greenhouses.
Volunteers will stay in a hotel, 15 minutes walk from the museum. There are showers, bathrooms, beds and tables in each room. Three meals will be provided for the volunteers.
On the territory of the estate there are unique historical buildings surrounded by forests, gardens and picturesque landscapes. Walking in this place transports visitors into the world of Russian noble estate of the XIX century.
Museum organizes a cultural program – excursion to the museum of Leo Tolstoy, a biking tour around the estate, tour to the exhibition of folk art, master-classes in ceramics and floral design, etc. There is a hall in the hotel where volunteers will meet up in the evenings to relax and have fun. There are more areas outside where they can also spend free time or visit cities around during free days.
This project is organized in cooperation with the State memorial and natural reserve «Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy «Yasnaya Polyana» which is one of the largest museum-reserves in the country. This is where the famous writer Leo Tolstoy wrote his masterpieces such as «War and Peace» and «Anna Karenina». The territory is huge; there is a genuine manor house of ХVIII-ХIХ centuries, Leo Tolstoy’s grave, parks, gardens, forests, meadows and agricultural land.