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We are proud to present you vcfsu.org website! Here is collected all the information about the activity of FSU volunteer centers. On the website pages you may find many interesting articles about the beginning of volunteer movement in different countries and cities, what projects there are at the moment, how are they developing, and many more.

Volunteer stories

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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Volunteers
Taran Iaroslav
Taran Iaroslav

Long time I have wanted to become a volunteer and Elizabeth Mekeshkina helped me to come to the PVC.

Poltava | Ukraine
Taran Iaroslav
Taran Iaroslav
Poltava | Ukraine

Taran Iaroslav Alexandrovichi.(Volunteer)
Born on 27 May 1994. Activist, student, participant of KVN. Long time I have wanted to become a volunteer and Elizabeth Mekeshkina helped me to come to the PVC. I do volunteer work because I like helping people and to those who need it. Now, it is important because all of us are human beings and we are all equal. And we should support each other, then if something happens who will support you.

Vadim Igorevich Isaev
Vadim Igorevich Isaev

Vadim Igorevich Isaev, 41 years old, doctor. Hobby – fishing. Vadim Igorevich joined the community in June 2016. His first action was shoveling the snow and ice near the community. …

Nizhny Tagil | Russia
Vadim Igorevich Isaev
Vadim Igorevich Isaev
Nizhny Tagil | Russia

Vadim Igorevich Isaev, 41 years old, doctor. Hobby – fishing.

Vadim Igorevich joined the community in June 2016. His first action was shoveling the snow and ice near the community. He also actively participated at the community events, congratulating the elderly members of the community. Vadim Igorevich took part in charitable volunteer actions at the infant home. At the moment, he is organizing and participating in the “Jewish Ural” project.

Vadim takes part in the volunteer movement, following his heart.

His motto: “Do good on Earth, do good for the benefit of others!”

ALLA VASILIEVA
ALLA VASILIEVA

Everybody always leaves forever. It is impossible to come back – instead of us, somebody else comes back. Маx Frei «Simple miracle things». This magical phrase I read a long time ago, …

Sumy | Ukraine
ALLA VASILIEVA
ALLA VASILIEVA
Sumy | Ukraine

Everybody always leaves forever. It is impossible to come back – instead of us, somebody else comes back. Маx Frei «Simple miracle things». This magical phrase I read a long time ago, in that old pre-war life in which there were children, lessons, trips to the Crimea, research projects, the play in What? Where? When?, the meetings with the friends, the work in the summer camp, scripts and productions, Lugansk, peace and mom. Then this life was over, and for some time it seemed that I ended up too. There were left only the bags with some clothes caught in a hurry, three old pensioners – my mother and father-in-law with mother-in-law, crying on any occasion, afraid of people (especially men, especially in the uniform) four-year old grandson. We passed by roadblocks, villages and cities. The strange life hung in the piece of moribund web of the habitual actions. The feelings of Robinson, and around – not strangers, but UFOs – at their homes, with their normal habitual life. Everything around suddenly became unimportant. What is here and now-no matter. It is important – how is THERE, where I remained in my copy of 2014. Confusion. Emptiness. As if all the air came out, all thoughts, all feelings – everything and only an empty shell-like remained and looks like me, but not me. Whether I lived or did not live – without home, without friends, without work. And then I appeared in Sumi. More precisely, everything began in “Hesed Haim». There was sympathetic without pity, noisy, many children and mentally warm. And here the shell gradually began to be filled with the acquaintances and concepts, and all of a sudden it was needed something of mine, that I was able to do. And yet it was needed something new, which I started to learn. And then I remembered the magic phrase- everybody always leaves forever. Somebody else comes back. And I stopped to regret about myself last. And I started to fill myself the true one. I was busy with the children, organized games for them, and the kids warmed my grandson. I wrote questions, explained the homework, just talked and played with the children. Then somehow it turned out that it’s not just talks, games and lessons. It is volunteering…. What is the volunteering for me? Why do I do it? Because I can. Because to help. Because you can live in such a way. And just for nothing. It’s just that it is a new, large component of me-new. The other me. Living in Sumy, looking at Lugansk as another planet, which possibly will be visited by me new.

Tatiana Shternlicht
Tatiana Shternlicht

Tatiana is a student and in a few years will become a high class dentist. Tatiana regularly takes part in volunteering projects for children. She graduated from Jewish classical school …

Saint Petersburg | Russia
Tatiana Shternlicht
Tatiana Shternlicht
Saint Petersburg | Russia

Tatiana is a student and in a few years will become a high class dentist. Tatiana regularly takes part in volunteering projects for children. She graduated from Jewish classical school for girls and entered prestigious medical university of St. Petersburg, but it wasn’t enough for her.  She is confident that children are aliens from another planet, unpredictable and charming, who never let you get bored.

Telegin Yury
Telegin Yury

Telegin Yury Aleksandrovich. 23 years old. Electrician. I came to the Volunteer network by Alexey Lidovsky’s invitation, having filled in the questionnaire.I am engaged in the volunteering as it is …

Kryvyi Rih | Ukraine
Telegin Yury
Telegin Yury
Kryvyi Rih | Ukraine

Telegin Yury Aleksandrovich. 23 years old. Electrician.
I came to the Volunteer network by Alexey Lidovsky’s invitation, having filled in the questionnaire.I am engaged in the volunteering as it is pleasant to help people.
Volunteering is actual today as many people need the help, but not all of thm are capable to pay the required services or to organize target fund raising.