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On vcfsu.org you may check out personal stories of volunteers about how they started their volunteer activity, who supports them, and what does volunteering mean to them. Also you may find out in what projects they are involved, and what do they do in everyday life. Enjoy reading volunteers’ stories in a special website section.

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The Jewish Volunteer Movement and the Purim Postmen

Despite the frost and drifts, on Sunday 4 March, the Jewish Volunteer Movement and the Purim Postmen were able to visit needy families with many children, elderly people, congratulated them …

Minsk | Belarus
Visit to the Taurian Nursing Home

  On January 4, volunteers of “Doing Good, Ukraine” visited the Taurian Nursing Home. The guys from the Volunteer Animators Club “Hag Sameah” arranged an entertaining and festive “Winter Tale” …

Zaporizhia | Ukraine
Franchising, crowdfunding and outsourcing

  In October 2017, there was held a 3-day training for volunteers of the Sumy Volunteer Network “Community” on the topic: “Franchising, crowdfunding and outsourcing”. We understood the basic concepts, …

Sumy | Ukraine
“The Maccabiah Games in Odessa”

Только молодые могут называть старость временем покоя. (С.Лукъяненко).
Покой нам только сниться – в очередной раз волонтеры проекта «Крылья Доброты» это доказали нам и самим себе.

Odessa | Ukraine
Participation in the concert in Support of Stray Animals

On December, 11, our organization became a partner of the concert prepared by School of Folk Dance „Promenade” and Kolomiets Children’s Music School. At this event volunteers carried out our …

Myrhorod | Ukraine
Happiness because of the old ages

In Khabarovsk it took place a fair ” Happiness because of the old ages”, the money gathered was given to the gifts for the lonely elderly people from the urban …

Khabarovsk | Russia
Volunteers
Ilya Medvedev
Ilya Medvedev

I am 18. Volunteer work I’ve been doing for 2 years. We have done many different projects during this time, for children, teenagers and for old people.

Khabarovsk | Russia
Ilya Medvedev
Ilya Medvedev
Khabarovsk | Russia

I am 18. Volunteer work I’ve been doing for 2 years. We have done many different projects during this time, for children, teenagers and for old people. And the most pleasant emotions you have when you work in the children’s camp. That’s when you realize what a burden of responsibility is. After the work in the camp, we meet the children during the whole year, and we organize for them and together with them different volunteer promotions. When you are a student at the Institute – there is a great lack of time, sometimes you do not manage to do everything, but, nevertheless, you feel very satisfied. The satisfaction from that you are doing the right thing that helps those in need.

Sergey Viktorovich Baranovsky
Sergey Viktorovich Baranovsky

My name is Sergey Baranovsky. I graduated from comprehensive school No. 8 in Mogilev-Podolsky. I am volunteer of Hesed since 2004. Volunteering for me is one of my hobbies in …

Vinnytsia | Ukraine
Sergey Viktorovich Baranovsky
Sergey Viktorovich Baranovsky
Vinnytsia | Ukraine

My name is Sergey Baranovsky. I graduated from comprehensive school No. 8 in Mogilev-Podolsky. I am volunteer of Hesed since 2004. Volunteering for me is one of my hobbies in off-duty time and a method of self-realization. I try to participate in all volunteer actions, and also I am all-time participant in the “House Master” project.

Katya
Katya

I will begin from the very beginning, once I have thought that it would be possible to try myself as the volunteer, I looked for the suitable organization, but could not find it and everything has ended.

Zaporizhia | Ukraine
Katya
Katya
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

Hi, everybody! My name is Katya. The volunteer I became one and a half year ago and I can tell that volunteering became an integral part of my life. I will begin from the very beginning, once I have thought that it would be possible to try myself as the volunteer, I looked for the suitable organization, but could not find it and everything has ended. As it is told, everything is good in its season. The volunteer I became absolutely incidentally. One fine day, when I had nothing to do, the invitation to help with the cleaning in the office of hematology has arrived. And here it has begun – School of Volunteers, “Krysha” theater, the trips to an orphan school, a hospital clownery, an action “The Heart to Heart”, volunteer camp, etc. In the volunteer movement “Create Good, Ukraine” I have got new friends. Every time there are acquaintances to new interesting people. I can safely declare that “Create good, Ukraine” gives me a lot of the opportunities to develop. I became surer, better contact to people, more rationally, and, above all, , I spend the time with the advantage, I had had an aspiration to submit new heights, and I constantly study something (whether it is the hand-made articles or the skills how to occupy the attention of the audience). Volunteering – is unambiguous cool!

Victoria
Victoria

I like to learn and to teach, to develop, to know something new.

Mogilev | Belarus
Victoria
Victoria
Mogilev | Belarus

I like to learn and to teach, to develop, to know something new. I have various interests in the sphere of the exact sciences, and in the area of arts and crafts creativity. The work in thecommunity allows to realize the most various creative ideas. The limitation of the resources demands the creative approaches, and non-standard thinking. The ability to solve the major problems with costs of “three coins” – it is very useful ability in our hard time.

Natalia Iosub
Natalia Iosub

Natalia Iosub is in Emuna from her childhood, when she was four years old. She visited children’s creative studios and programs (a vocal, a molding, preparation for school). But she …

Minsk | Belarus
Natalia Iosub
Natalia Iosub
Minsk | Belarus

Natalia Iosub is in Emuna from her childhood, when she was four years old. She visited children’s creative studios and programs (a vocal, a molding, preparation for school). But she has achieved special achievements in the studio of the painting and in the literary creativity: her works were repeatedly published in the magazines of children’s creativity, organized by Emuna. In 2009 Natasha together with the other talented children had participated in the Republican Creative Camp, organized by Emuna. Together with her parents Natasha repeatedly visited the family camps and participated in  Shabbats, and participated in communal holidays. Natasha Iosub is a striking example of the young leader who has grown up in Emuna and is an illustration of the continuity of children’s and youth programs. The time went on, and children’s studios were replaced by the youth programs. Natasha attended the School of madrikhs, participated in the Shabbatons for young leaders, including the Easter project. Now Natasha is the participant of the AJT projects. Recently she has returned from Boston where she participated in the Annual International Conference 2016 BBYO. Belarus has been presented at such significant forum for the first time.