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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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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.

Volunteers
Artiom Rjevskii
Artiom Rjevskii

I am 16 years old. I am a vocational school student. Besides, I go to choreography school and take part in fire shows. I have been attending the Jewish Community …

Almaty | Kazakhstan
Artiom Rjevskii
Artiom Rjevskii
Almaty | Kazakhstan

I am 16 years old. I am a vocational school student. Besides, I go to choreography school and take part in fire shows. I have been attending the Jewish Community Center all my life. I take an active part in many Jewish Community projects, help organize concerts, performances, and festive events. I have even volunteered as a madrichim at the summer camp.
I have decided to become a volunteer because I like to help people and I love children. As a volunteer, I gain experience, develop new valuable skills and knowledge.
In my view, a volunteer is a person who voluntarily and free of charge helps those in need. I believe that our activity is useful and necessary.

ZAKHAR GORODNITSKY
ZAKHAR GORODNITSKY

I am in the communal center since 5 years, I have been brought by my grandmother into the summer camp. It is possible to say that I have grown here. …

Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
ZAKHAR GORODNITSKY
ZAKHAR GORODNITSKY
Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan

I am in the communal center since 5 years, I have been brought by my grandmother into the summer camp. It is possible to say that I have grown here. Last summer I was the President of the group of 30 people for three days. For the first time I have created the world in which for everyone there is the place and occupation. Probably, after that I have understood for myself the structure of the state, who is responsible for and as the world is arranged. That there are people as my grandmother, who need special attention. And that I can change something to the best and in this, the real world. Let it is not global, but where I am, it is necessary. And with the volunteering as the concept, I have got acquainted recently, before, I thought that  I do just what I  have to do. I consider that volunteering is actual today because people  have different problems, which they cannot solve at the level of the state and social services. Here we appear!

Elizabeth Koshkina
Elizabeth Koshkina

Elizabeth Koshkina, 45 years old. Economist. She likes to travel in Russia. Elizabeth was actively involved in the life of the Jewish community of the city after returning from Israel …

Nizhny Tagil | Russia
Elizabeth Koshkina
Elizabeth Koshkina
Nizhny Tagil | Russia

Elizabeth Koshkina, 45 years old. Economist. She likes to travel in Russia.

Elizabeth was actively involved in the life of the Jewish community of the city after returning from Israel in 2011. She teaches Hebrew and introduces children to the traditions of Jews abroad. Here Elizabeth got acquainted with the Kesher project, through which the scrolls of the Torah were given to the Jewish community of Nizhny Tagil.

Participation in the volunteer movement allows Elizabeth to maintain a connection with Jewry in an assimilated society.

The last project, in which Elizabeth takes part, is called the Jewish Ural.

Roman Zagumenny
Roman Zagumenny

The familiarity with Judaism and Jewish life, I began with my aunts, who studied at a Jewish Orthodox school, approximately at 12 years.

Voronezh | Russia
Roman Zagumenny
Roman Zagumenny
Voronezh | Russia

The familiarity with Judaism and Jewish life, I began with my aunts, who studied at a Jewish Orthodox school, approximately at 12 years. They led me into the synagogue and helped to settle. Then I began to attend the synagogue more often. It was the time when I kept Shabbat, Koshrut, and Tfilin. I am interested in the volunteering. Because the youth must know about its roots, understand who they are and be proud of them. But when you are young, it is difficult to understand this, and especially by yourself. So, I try, as much as possible, to help the young people to learn their history, to help to understand that the Jews are one big family.

 

MARINA SAVITSKAYA
MARINA SAVITSKAYA

I have grown up in the Dnepr Jewish Community. I have always thought highly of my madrichims and of people who do good deeds. I am not a child anymore, …

Dnipro | Ukraine
MARINA SAVITSKAYA
MARINA SAVITSKAYA
Dnipro | Ukraine

I have grown up in the Dnepr Jewish Community. I have always thought highly of my madrichims and of people who do good deeds. I am not a child anymore, and I want to give love and care in return, to those who need it. I like to help others, especially children. I am crazy about children.