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KARINA SELIVANOVA
KARINA SELIVANOVA

A group of volunteers, including myself, regularly goes to the hospice at the Angela Vavilova Foundation with various master classes and performances. We are trying to brighten up the lives …

Kazan | Russia
KARINA SELIVANOVA
KARINA SELIVANOVA
Kazan | Russia

A group of volunteers, including myself, regularly goes to the hospice at the Angela Vavilova Foundation with various master classes and performances. We are trying to brighten up the lives of children and parents.

The idea of ​​volunteering came to me when I was admitted to a medical university, but my inner voice told me that I had to study hard at university and it would be difficult to study and volunteer at the same time. But when I learned more about the activities of the medical volunteers, namely, visiting the hospice, I changed my opinion.

When it happens that the disease got someone who is close to you, then you can’t stand to see someone who is ill, because the desire to help people is really strong. This happened to me. The desire to help and receive joy from the fact that your efforts are accepted with gratitude is the main reward for me. I bet it is hard work. Not everyone is capable of that. When you come home after the hospice, you feel emptiness, exhaustion, but after a while you feel yourself alive! And it’s a miracle! You feel revived and you are full of energy; you have a desire to create, move forwards – all these advantages of volunteering stimulate you to do good deeds! Children at the hospice have a truly bright and pure soul – they feel glad when you smile, touch them or just because you are here. I want to come back there, help them and give them happiness and joy.

I go to the hospice every week on a certain day – kids quickly get used to people and want to see them again. In addition to spending time with children, volunteers organize events, actions in support of the hospice, and just holidays for both the children who are sick and the adults. You can try yourself as an animator, singer, artist, or simply as an organizer – everyone will be very happy about any help!

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. You should at least try it.

 

 

Olga Nikitina
Olga Nikitina

Olga Nikitina. I am 24. 3 years I lived in Israel. I am the member of the volunteering Center from the day of its opening, because I often attend the Community Center “Thija”, and I couldn’t miss the new initiative, which is very useful for our community.

Khmelnytskyi | Ukraine
Olga Nikitina
Olga Nikitina
Khmelnytskyi | Ukraine

Olga Nikitina. I am 24. 3 years I lived in Israel. I am the member of the volunteering Center from the day of its opening, because I often attend the Community Center “Thija”, and I couldn’t miss the new initiative, which is very useful for our community. As for me, the volunteering, first of all, is a pleasant possibility to help to the other people, and desirably, I am very glad to help with the things which I can do by myself. I became the co-author and the volunteer of the project “Kind Guest”. And I get much pleasure cooking according to the recipes of our ancestors, thereby, making the goodness to the members of my community in the present. People say, that my dishes are very tasty. And I think, it is so because I do it with all my love.

Zima Vitaly
Zima Vitaly

A typical dreamer: a person sometimes serious, and sometimes in a flight of his thoughts. Everything related to art — is mine, I love dancing, I love to sing, to write poetry and prose, I want to draw, but not quite well, it turned out that some time ago I played the violin and piano, but I study for an … engineer.

Kharkiv | Ukraine
Zima Vitaly
Zima Vitaly
Kharkiv | Ukraine

Zima Vitaly,  22 years old

A typical dreamer: a person sometimes serious, and sometimes in a flight of his thoughts. Everything related to art — is mine, I love dancing, I love to sing, to write poetry and prose, I want to draw, but not quite well, it turned out that some time ago I played the violin and piano, but I study for an … engineer.
I love animals and kids, I like to read, that is why I compare myself with a little madly passioned, but kind Magician, so, that is actually my love to the volunteer work, I wonder and enjoy doing for people little and perhaps common, but the wonders. I believe in the fact that “Treat the people well, so they treat you the same”. And if not me, then who?

Artyom Lyashenko
Artyom Lyashenko

Lyashenko Artyom, the coordinator of the “Online Volunteering” direction
Hello from Lyashenko Artyom! This 2016, I will be 30 years old. I am a participant of “Equal Opportunities” club.

Zaporizhia | Ukraine
Artyom Lyashenko
Artyom Lyashenko
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

Lyashenko Artyom, the coordinator of the “Online Volunteering” direction
Hello from Lyashenko Artyom! This 2016, I will be 30 years old. I am a participant of “Equal Opportunities” club. More than a year ago, Oksana Levchenko, the coordinator of the volunteer movement, has suggested me to participate in the life of the volunteer movement “Create Good, Ukraine!” During all this time she believed in me, trusted me, and I developed and grew up as the personality. Now I am the coordinator of the volunteer movement “Create Good, Ukraine”, I am engaged in the “Online Volunteering”, that is the help in fund raising through the Internet for the people in need and with great pleasure I participate in different volunteer actions.

Svetlana Morduhovich
Svetlana Morduhovich

I started volunteering thanks to my 10-year-old daughter Diana. By setting an example, she gave me a lead in doing good deeds. Nowadays, we prepare master classes for children and …

Sumy | Ukraine
Svetlana Morduhovich
Svetlana Morduhovich
Sumy | Ukraine

I started volunteering thanks to my 10-year-old daughter Diana. By setting an example, she gave me a lead in doing good deeds. Nowadays, we prepare master classes for children and adults together. Besides, we help organizing community events. And I believe that it is cool to be a volunteer!