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“Decorate Childhood” is a painting project for the Maccabi Jewish kindergarten. The initiators of the action and the volunteers are the parents of the children who go to this kindergarten. …
It’s cold outside, but it’s warm inside! That describes the integrative retreat of the Family Service Adain Lo in autumn, which took place in St. Petersburg from 9 to 11 …
In October 2018, a new project “Jewish Ural” started in Nizhny Tagil. The goal of the project is to give an opportunity to members of family clubs in the cities …
This is how it was… The weather was bad, it was pouring, and sometimes the sun came out for a moment and quickly disappeared to give way to another heavy …
On August 30, there were announced the results of the All-Ukrainian charity event “Pack a Schoolbag for a Child”. Knowledge Day (1 September) was approaching … All pupils are happily …
On September 6, 2018, activists from the Voronezh Volunteer Center and the Center for Medical Prevention held an action called “Stop Cancer!”. Everyone was able to pass a screening examination …
I am a candidate of technical sciences, docent, member of the board of the Ukrainian Association of Cooks, head of the department of hotel and restaurant business. Jewish community plays an …
I am a candidate of technical sciences, docent, member of the board of the Ukrainian Association of Cooks, head of the department of hotel and restaurant business. Jewish community plays an important role in my family’s life. I have two children, and thanks to its help, one of my daughters had the possibility to receive necessary medical care and get another chance to live. Thanks to the Volunteer Center, we may continue the chain of kindness and teach our children to appreciate life, to be generous and open. Just helping each other, we can save ourselves as a nation. As for me, volunteering is manifestation of my position as a citizen, the position of friendly attitude to people around me. This is an opportunity to use all my professional and life experience there, where it can really help somebody.
Lyuba was born and grew up in Tomsk (Russia) in the family of radio engineers. Then her father was transferred to the city of Rivne, so, the whole family moved …
Lyuba was born and grew up in Tomsk (Russia) in the family of radio engineers. Then her father was transferred to the city of Rivne, so, the whole family moved here. About 12 years ago Lyuba’s father left for Germany. A few years later, Lyuba’s sister Vera with her children also immigrated to Germany.
Lyuba graduated from the Department of Pharmacology of the University of Chernivtsi and has been working for many years as head of a pharmacy.
She is married and has a son, Mikhail. She lives with her husband Oleg and her mother Nadezhda Zarkh who sings in the Freileche Neshama choir.
Lyuba and her whole family take an active part in all Jewish Community Programs. Her son Mikhail attends children’s creative studios and the Sunday School. They go to Shabbatons and family camps. They are members of the Young Family Club and participate in almost all Community projects and celebrations.
When Rivne Volunteer Community was founded, Lyuba and her husband came up with great ideas: Lyuba runs the Flea Market Project and Oleg runs the Beauty and Health Project. Lyuba got this idea because she is fond of fashion and hates to throw clothing away.
Wonder Hat Project is another great idea of hers.
Her motto is: “It is easy to do good deeds but it is hard to forget about them”. That is why she helps others.
I learned about the volunteer network from my friends with the common interests. And when I wanted to register the Grandma into the project “The Dream does not age” I wanted myself and became a magician.
Govbah Karina. 19 years old. Student at law faculty.
I learned about the volunteer network from my friends with the common interests. And when I wanted to register the Grandma into the project “The Dream does not age” I wanted myself and became a magician. Older people have forgotten long ago how to dream and especially that feeling when your dream is fulfilled. It is a pleasure for me to help people. I like to make them happy. To help people in those things that they themselves, probably, may fail or it is very difficult for them to do it. People should always help each other because it is the meaning of human existence, in my opinion. Without the aid, if everyone would by himself only — the chaos comes and it does not bring anything good.
I am a director of the juridical and consulting firm “ Law Craft” . Very much I am interested in a question of social business, because I consider that it isn’t enough for our country of it.
I am a director of the juridical and consulting firm “ Law Craft” . Very much I am interested in a question of social business, because I consider that it isn’t enough for our country of it. Also I am interested in all ecological LVC projects. We, volunteers, have created the Council of Volunteers at the Jewish community of Lviv which I was entrusted to lead. I like to help people around, especially it is pleasant when these people begin to help the others.
If you are looking for a volunteer who wants to participate in everything that happens, so this is Julia Potikha.
If you are looking for a volunteer who wants to participate in everything that happens, so this is Julia Potikha. That is what Julia says about herself: “Hi. My name is Julia, I am 20 years old. I am a student, a poetess and, simply, a volunteer.
The Volunteer Center, unfortunately, she did not enter immediately, it was with the help of the Youth Club “Derech” in Beit Grand. What for do I volunteer? I do volunteering work, in order to direct my energy, which is more than enough, to the right direction. It is very important to feel useful to those who surround me. And also it is important to develop yourself in various interesting directions.
The relevance of volunteerism, of course, is that there are always people in need of assistance. And, the most important moment is, that there is always someone who will gladly help them.
The volunteering is the relationship between the thousands of people who work as one big body. For someone to screw a light bulb is the difficult work, but for someone else, it is like to click your finger. So, why not to introduce them for the successful cooperation. Thanks to such work the society blooms in my eyes. This gives me the faith in the surrounding world, invaluable experience and good people. »