Volunteering in Pidkamin Monastery, Western Ukraine

Deadline: 13 July 2016
Open to: everybody from 18 years old
Venue: 18 July 2016 – 30 July 2016 Village of Pidkamin, Lviv region, Western Ukraine


Pidkamin is a village in Lviv region in Western Ukraine and is famous for the picturesque landscapes, Devil’s rock and medieval monastery from XIII century. The Pidkamin Monastery not only served as a monastery but also as a fortress in times of war. The castle had a tragic history in XX century it served as a concentration camp of Soviets in the 30s, Nazi occupation, in USSR was converted to psychiatric hospital, but now it serves as a monastery again and the Monks are conducting renovation works. The aim of the project is to contribute to the renovation of the monastery.

Type of Work: Basic renovation work, cleaning up caves and historic well (removing soil and ‘historic layers’) work on the territory of the monastery.

Study Theme: Аbout history of the monastery and the region. The volunteers will have an opportunity to learn a lot about Ukrainian traditions and culture.


  • Volunteers should be above 18;
  • Anyone interested in voluntary work.


  • Accommodation is on the territory of the monastery in one of the buildings. Bring a sleeping bag;
  • Food is covered by the monastery, the monks will cook for you and in the weekends volunteers will have to prepare food for themselves;
  • The fee is 25 EUR;
  • Travel expenses should be covered by the participants.

How to apply?

If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity contact the organizers at : incoming@svit-ukraine.org.

For more information please visit the official website.

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