Work and Travel in Tatarstan
WORK IN TATARSTAN ALL YEAR ROUND
You can find some opportunities for volunteering here: http://volunteers.kazan2015.com/ or here: http://www.longterm.lteg.info/index.php/project/publicView/00329. There's also a possibility to volunteer in the hostel for free stay in maybe food here: http://www.freevolunteering.net/kazan-hostel-volunteering-in-russia/ and here: https://helpstay.com/stays/kazan-hostel-volunteering#overview
You can also try to find a job as a tourist guide or a language teacher, if you have a basic skills in it and at least some knowledge of Russian, so you can go through russian job web-sites like this - http://kazan.job.ru/office/8257914/?utm_source=gorodrabot&utm_medium=agregator&utm_campaign=list&srcid=gorodrabot or https://tatarstan.hh.ru/vacancy/19637297?utm_campaign=Careerjet&utm_medium=meta&utm_source=careerjet&utm_content=Russia
SEASONAL WORK IN TATARSTAN
What kinds of work are available in the spring time in Tatarstan. Remember to keep work that is all year round in the section above and not mention it again here.
In Tatarstan as like as in Russia it is very popular to send children to a summer camp for summer vacations. It could be a shift starting from 5 up to 21 days. So you can work as a volunteer or an employed person in a language camp (for learning English, German or French). You can also work as a team leader or helping with orginisaton in the camp. Check this website for the contacts if you'll try to find a job in a camp in Tatarstan: http://sdp-gh.ru/kontakty/
Also you can volunteer in some festivals and events, for example Fifa 2018 - http://welcome2018.com/en/volunteers/
For vounteering in a hostel you can check out this page: http://www.freevolunteering.net/kazan-hostel-volunteering-in-russia/
As it was mentioned before, you can work as an English teacher or a tourist guide, as well as in the camp for a short school autumn vacation (usually in November). Just remember that it's getting colder and it might be hard to work outside with low temperatures, it can also be less work for a guide because of low tourist season
Skiing in Tatarstan - does it exist? Are there plenty of opportunities for people to get work in Tatarstan in the winter? What kind of skills are needed at this time of year? Please update this section and let fellow travellers know what you have learnt if you have worked in Tatarstan in the winter or if you are a Host and live here and can share your knowledge.
ATTITUDE TO FOREIGNERS WORKING IN TATARSTAN
Most of people in Tatarstan consider tourists as interesting people, not always reach. Maybe some of old generation think that foreigners are a bit weird, but still treating them friendly and with respect. Meanwhile lots of young people believe that to meet travellers is a great opportuninity to make new friends and to have a cultural exchange. Of course, there's always a small group of criminals who can do some bad things for tourists, as everywhere, but you can see them by their faces and just avoid contact them. Maybe it's not very safe to walk at night in such districts as Kirovsky and Aviastroitelny of Kazan city. But mostly the town has a lot of tourists and students from abroad, so local people are welcoming and helpful.
- Edited on Feb 17 2017 by Kira