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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.

Pavel Shmulevich
Pavel Shmulevich

I am a graduate of the School of Chabad, finished it with gold medal. After that I entered the Kherson Industrial Technical University on the economy department and graduated from …

Kherson | Ukraine
Pavel Shmulevich
Pavel Shmulevich
Kherson | Ukraine

I am a graduate of the School of Chabad, finished it with gold medal. After that I entered the Kherson Industrial Technical University on the economy department and graduated from the University with honors.

I try to lead an interesting and eventful life. For few years I joined “Matsa” program in Israel, where I studied Hebrew and trained at a consulting firm in Tel Aviv. Also, I studied my specialty in the Czech Republic in 2012.

I started volonteering being a teenager, working as a madrichim in Hesed camp. In 2012, I joined a program in Poland, I took part in volunteer action, working with children with Down syndrome and autism. In 2014, I stayed for a week as a volunteer in Israel army on the program “Sarel”. Since 2013, I often provide legal assistance to citizens of Ukraine, who went abroad. Last year I joined the movement of Kherson Volunteer Center. In the center I hold the ritual of Shabbat for volunteers and other members of community, prepare lessons on Torah study and team games.

 

Rafalskaya Lyubov Borisovna
Rafalskaya Lyubov Borisovna

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 …

Rivne | Ukraine
Rafalskaya Lyubov Borisovna
Rafalskaya Lyubov Borisovna
Rivne | Ukraine

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.

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.

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.

 

Еugenia Кuleshova
Еugenia Кuleshova

How did she get to the volunteer center? In 2011 I have finished the leading seminar «Metsuda»,
the goal of which it was to create my own volunteer project.

Rostov-on-Don | Russia
Еugenia Кuleshova
Еugenia Кuleshova
Rostov-on-Don | Russia

Кuleshova Еugenia Iacovlevna. 28 years old. Advertisement Expert.
How did she get to the volunteer center? In 2011 I have finished the leading seminar «Metsuda»,
the goal of which it was to create my own volunteer project. And since then, the volunteer activities have become an integral part of my life. Now, I can’t imagine my Sunday without Volunteer Center, without my project concerning the work with the teenagers. And even my 10 year old son is involved in a large number of promo events together with me. So, the opening of the Volunteer Center meant for me the only one thing -I’ll soon have a huge number of like-minded people who want to change this world for the better.

 

Why to be a volunteer? Because this is now the only possible (real and available to everyone) the way to change something around yourself. To make the world better, purer and kinder. Don’t sit and complain but to change, create, improve, and develop.
Why is it actual today? For many reasons, actually. Of course because I have already said that only with your own power, desire and love you can change something. Since I mostly work with the teenagers, so, I can name several more specific reasons for them.
This is a great way to find real friends. Not those who will be together with you only in social networks, but those who will be tested not only by a word but also by his deeds. This year, it was much talked about that we remember the veterans only on 9 May. So, our guys can proudly say that it isn’t so! I know that our teenagers visit the veterans not only on holidays, but also during the weekdays. It’s nice to be a part of something big and good, and the Volunteer Center is best suited for this.

Maria Litvinova
Maria Litvinova

In 2005 I graduated from the Philological Faculty of the Kuban State University, and then for several years have been studying Tanakh and biblical Hebrew, was interested in Middle Eastern …

Krasnodar | Russia
Maria Litvinova
Maria Litvinova
Krasnodar | Russia

In 2005 I graduated from the Philological Faculty of the Kuban State University, and then for several years have been studying Tanakh and biblical Hebrew, was interested in Middle Eastern culture.
In 2011 – 2012 I started to work as a volunteering health visitor in Hesed. When I got to know better the activities of the community center, I was surprised by their variety and breadth. Thus, appeared the idea of a new site, which was inspired by the leadership program Metsuda.

I’ve been managing the site shalom-tikva for several years as a volunteer.

Now I am actively helping to develop the volunteering movement being “a deputy for difficult questions”.

Karina Yanovskaya
Karina Yanovskaya

I like helping people, especially working with children with disabilities from the “Yadid” club. They are no longer children, although sometimes it seems to me that this is not so. …

Dnipro | Ukraine
Karina Yanovskaya
Karina Yanovskaya
Dnipro | Ukraine

I like helping people, especially working with children with disabilities from the “Yadid” club. They are no longer children, although sometimes it seems to me that this is not so. They are even more open. I want to help everyone who needs my help. With the advent of volunteering in my life, I realized that I had made many friends. Among them are those whom I help, and those with whom I do it.

Alexander Fours
Alexander Fours

The individual entrepreneur, isn’t married.
Remembering time of arrival to the Jewish community, Alexander has told: “I didn’t leave it. I am constantly here”. And it is right. Alexander studied in the Jewish class of school No. 132, in 2004 passed in Emune Bar-mitsva. In Emune, people, who taught him at the Jewish school, work.

Minsk | Belarus
Alexander Fours
Alexander Fours
Minsk | Belarus

The individual entrepreneur, isn’t married.
Remembering time of arrival to the Jewish community, Alexander has told: “I didn’t leave it. I am constantly here”. And it is right. Alexander studied in the Jewish class of school No. 132, in 2004 passed in Emune Bar-mitsva. In Emune, people, who taught him at the Jewish school, work.
Alexander is a photographer volunteer. The photo – his hobby, and a photoshoot which he does in Emune — one more step to self-realization.
Speaking about the relevance of the volunteering today, Alexander has noted that it forms the personality and helps with the formation of the spiritual development.

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.

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.

Oleg Pavlik
Oleg Pavlik

  Hello! My name is Oleg. I got acquainted with the volunteer movement at one of the city events. Volunteers then organized a children’s entertainment location, with interesting master classes. …

Zaporizhia | Ukraine
Oleg Pavlik
Oleg Pavlik
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

 

Hello! My name is Oleg. I got acquainted with the volunteer movement at one of the city events. Volunteers then organized a children’s entertainment location, with interesting master classes. And then I thought, “I, too, can teach good children!”. My passion is pottery. And it’s these skills that I now pass to children. I participate in all activities where you can place a potter’s wheel and share your skills. I also take part in environmental actions. And I am a volunteer for helping elderly people – to rearrange furniture, make repairs, fix furniture. I like helping! I feel right!

Anna Lepihova
Anna Lepihova

Anna Lepihova, 34 years old. She is a professional confectioner. She is an active participant in all creative projects. She performs the master classes for the community.

Cherkasy | Ukraine
Anna Lepihova
Anna Lepihova
Cherkasy | Ukraine

Anna Lepihova,  34 years old.  She is a professional confectioner. She is an active participant in all creative projects.  She performs the master classes for the community…for the  Jewish holidays and not only. . she bakes the magic cakes.

 Gayane Seropyan
 Gayane Seropyan

Gayane Seropyan, 44 years old Our whole life is a big, interesting and complex project. Gayane, as a project manager in the IT company, considers any volunteer activity as an …

Karaganda | Kazakhstan
 Gayane Seropyan
 Gayane Seropyan
Karaganda | Kazakhstan

Gayane Seropyan, 44 years old

Our whole life is a big, interesting and complex project. Gayane, as a project manager in the IT company, considers any volunteer activity as an exciting project with goals, objectives, resource planning and concrete results.

Veronica Reznitskaya
Veronica Reznitskaya

She is Madrikh and volunteer of the youth club "Mifgash". She is fond of journalism and the active holidays. I have got to the youth team at the Jewish holiday Purim, …

Kropyvnytskyi | Ukraine
Veronica Reznitskaya
Veronica Reznitskaya
Kropyvnytskyi | Ukraine

She is Madrikh and volunteer of the youth club "Mifgash". She is fond of journalism and the active holidays. I have got to the youth team at the Jewish holiday Purim, 2 years ago, I have come by the invitation and as she tells, "has been tightened". Veronica is an active participant and one of the organizers of all volunteer actions. In 2014 she has benefited a grant for her project from AJT. She considers that volunteering is a lifestyle. "Who, as not we?" — Veronica says that from the small we can achieve much. The volunteering helps to realize the desire of " to make something not only for yourself".

Inna Sivakova
Inna Sivakova

What does volunteering mean for me? This means to live with heart, to do what you can without expecting payment or praise. I like very much to be a volunteer. …

Lutsk | Ukraine
Inna Sivakova
Inna Sivakova
Lutsk | Ukraine

What does volunteering mean for me? This means to live with heart, to do what you can without expecting payment or praise. I like very much to be a volunteer. I’ve experienced it myself, and I believe that to help others, to take care of others, to enjoy and to have fun with the process is the most natural desire of a person.

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.

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!

Peter
Peter

My name is Peter; I am 20 years old. Now I receive higher commercial education and besides this I help people whenever it’s possible. Slightly more than two years ago …

Odessa | Ukraine
Peter
Peter
Odessa | Ukraine

My name is Peter; I am 20 years old. Now I receive higher commercial education and besides this I help people whenever it’s possible. Slightly more than two years ago I circumstantially began my volunteering activity. Jewish cultural center “Beit Grand” helped me to start. I entered into volunteering because I understood I am capable to help people to cope with their problems and just make someone’s life a little bit better and more interesting. In all these years I met many people with different stories which faced difficult life situations. Now I assist the volunteer organization “LJV” with implementation of its projects.

Vasiliy Duhovny
Vasiliy Duhovny

Over the past couple of years that I have been at Hillel, I participate in volunteer projects and promotions created by Hillel.

Khabarovsk | Russia
Vasiliy Duhovny
Vasiliy Duhovny
Khabarovsk | Russia

Over the past couple of years that I have been at Hillel, I participate in volunteer projects and promotions created by Hillel. One of the most remarkable was “To bring Hala to every house” and “Make Tsdaka with your own hands”. I really like to participate actively in volunteer direction because I enjoy it greatly when I can help the other people and give them a minute of happiness in life. If I had the possibility to take part in any Grant project and to offer my own initiative for the volunteering direction, so I would likely take this possibility!

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!

Elena rodionova
Elena rodionova

Elena, having the Jewish roots, it is no wonder that she was a part of the big volunteer direction. Already more than a year she is an active participant in almost all volunteer directions of the “Leagues of Volunteers”.

Yekaterinburg | Russia
Elena rodionova
Elena rodionova
Yekaterinburg | Russia

Elena, having the Jewish roots, it is no wonder that she was a part of the big volunteer direction. Already more than a year she is an active participant in almost all volunteer directions of the “Leagues of Volunteers”. Elena considers that if there is time and desire, then they should be directed to the help to those who directly need it.
The advantage of the volunteer organizations is an opportunity to try yourself in the organization of something really grandiose that is not always managed to be made in an usual life. And the work in a team she likes very much. The main reason, for which Elena is engaged in the volunteering, is a sincere smile on faces of various people.

 

Dasha Elina
Dasha Elina

I am 26 years old, at the moment I am the student of the second higher education in the HAZE and the private teacher of English. Actively, I participate in …

Moscow | Russia
Dasha Elina
Dasha Elina
Moscow | Russia

I am 26 years old, at the moment I am the student of the second higher education in the HAZE and the private teacher of English. Actively, I participate in the project since June, 2015. The Holocaust phenomenon was always interesting for me, and the stories which we learn from our respondents are very interesting too. We do that only thing that we can make for the died Jews 75 years later after Shoa – to hold in remembrance their stories until they have consigned to the past at all. At the present moment, in the project we want to expand our geography: to find the activists in other cities of Russia and the Post-Soviet countries to capture as many as possible respondents.

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.

Mira Romanovna
Mira Romanovna

She is the founder and the head of the amateur Folk Jewish Theatre “Shalom” at the Jewish community in Mogilev.

Mogilev | Belarus
Mira Romanovna
Mira Romanovna
Mogilev | Belarus

She is the founder and the head of the amateur Folk Jewish Theatre “Shalom” at the Jewish community in Mogilev.
To help to each other- is naturally.
Iam alive thanks to grant aid of the strangers during the evacuation in Tashkent. In the train we were robbed. No one penny, no clothes. But the Uzbeks neighbors were very kind. Somebody brought food, somebody- a plate, somebody – some clothes, blankets, even sandals for me they brought.

A few months later, pregnant mom received a notice about the death of our father. She got into the hospital and was sick for a very long time. I was 8 years old when I was completely alone. It was very scary. When I began to fall down from the hunger, I was fed by an unknown Russian neighbor. She taught me to knit the mittens for front-line soldiers. And, because of my age, I could not be taken to the factory, the woman took my items and gave me the money. Such things can not be forgotten.
To Help to each other is a serious responsibility.
We, together with the older generation of artists from our theater, visit our peers at their homes, for whom it is difficult already to leave the house. we prepare a special program with the songs and verses, and show the fragments of our performances. We together drink tea, sometimes wine, we talk. We have a few rules: never talk about illnesses, never argue, and not to discuss politics and income.
To help to each other is life stimulus.
We are very serious about our volunteer program. We prepare a scenario, holiday songs, costumes, also, we try to cook the traditional dishes. All is done in good faith, with the soul. Seriously assumed responsibilities help to stay toned, and help to understand the meaning of the life.

 

Eremina Margarita
Eremina Margarita

Eremina Margarita, I am 26 years old. I study in college of art and culture on theatrical creativity, and I also participate in the youth Jewish theater. I have got …

Bryansk | Russia
Eremina Margarita
Eremina Margarita
Bryansk | Russia

Eremina Margarita, I am 26 years old. I study in college of art and culture on theatrical creativity, and I also participate in the youth Jewish theater.
I have got to the volunteer center because I attended the youth Jewish club, and I have learned about such remarkable programs.
Why am I engaged in the volunteering? Why is it actual today? To bear to people good things is the same as the most valuable gift; people became more mercantile nowadays, and now even the smile on their faces is a rarity, to see a smile on their face is a great happiness for me and pride there are the same adherents with me as I am. The time which is spent for the volunteer actions, I consider the most wonderful and the most remarkable because at this time we give the happiness to people.

IRINA KUDAKTINA
IRINA KUDAKTINA

I participate with pleasure in volunteer projects of Mykolayiv Volunteer Community and I am an active volunteer. Me and my family are happy to help people who need support and …

Mykolaiv | Ukraine
IRINA KUDAKTINA
IRINA KUDAKTINA
Mykolaiv | Ukraine

I participate with pleasure in volunteer projects of Mykolayiv Volunteer Community and I am an active volunteer.

Me and my family are happy to help people who need support and attention. I take part in charity concerts for lonely elderly people, cleaning up the international cemetery, visiting single people with my family etc.

My daughter, Alesya, is happy to make handucrafts for lonely elderly people, and most importantly, she learns that it is necessary to help people and take an active part in all charitable school projects.

Berkuta Andrew
Berkuta Andrew

The fact that there is such a volunteer network my girlfriend told me, where you can help in different ways and to very different people and the most important thing is that it will be necessary and important for them! It is very interesting and funny!

Kharkiv | Ukraine
Berkuta Andrew
Berkuta Andrew
Kharkiv | Ukraine

Berkuta Andrew, 19 years old. Student, is fond of cars.
The fact that there is such a volunteer network my girlfriend told me, where you can help in different ways and to very different people and the most important thing is that it will be necessary and important for them! It is very interesting and funny! Because you do something good for the people and it is very pleasant!

Nadejda Mayorova
Nadejda Mayorova

Volunteering is my hobby. I get incredible pleasure helping someone, whether people or animals, or the environment. It turns out, I’m volunteering since childhood. Once upon a time I have …

Kiev | Ukraine
Nadejda Mayorova
Nadejda Mayorova
Kiev | Ukraine

Volunteering is my hobby. I get incredible pleasure helping someone, whether people or animals, or the environment.
It turns out, I’m volunteering since childhood. Once upon a time I have made some handcrafts in kindergarten and gave them to the old women living next to me. It seems like doing something small, but it gives a smile and positive emotions to others. Now all people are concerned about their own problems, and many of us lack good things in the world. If everyone gave a moment of his time per day or even per week to volunteering in all its forms, our life would be brighter and more joyous.

Galina Breghid
Galina Breghid

Galina Breghid is a third-year student at the Faculty of interior design and a hard-working volunteer. She likes drawing and volunteering on a variety of projects. It was a spontaneous …

Chisinau | Moldova
Galina Breghid
Galina Breghid
Chisinau | Moldova

Galina Breghid is a third-year student at the Faculty of interior design and a hard-working volunteer. She likes drawing and volunteering on a variety of projects. It was a spontaneous decision: to spend time in a meaningful way by helping those in need. Presentation of her first social project was the most exciting moment for Galina.

The importance of the project made her feel confident and enthusiastic. She has taken advantage of many opportunities and developed new valuable skills and knowledge. She has learned to communicate with different types of people. She has realized that she can do something to make a difference in the world. “It is cool to be a volunteer! This is an amazing feeling when you are useful. You meet new friends and with time you feel like a large family!” – Galina says.

Pauline
Pauline

My name is Pauline and I love all the options of lovely diminished variants of my name.

Kazan | Russia
Pauline
Pauline
Kazan | Russia

My name is Pauline and I love all the options of lovely diminished variants of my name. I have the Smooth surname from all, so I am Gladkaya.
I am 18, so my age is constantly looking for the adventure, and that is why each year it tends to vary:)
The first time I started the volunteering in 2013, dreaming about it for several years. Now I can’t imagine my life without this unique opportunity to help our world in general and in particular to someone. Helping the others, I feel some unspeakable and indescribable emotions that I had just called happiness and joy.

Natalia Komar
Natalia Komar

In ordinary life, I am an actress of the Tashkent Operetta Theater. However, when I work in the projects of the “Jewish Revival”, I feel like a magician, a creator. …

Tashkent | Uzbekistan
Natalia Komar
Natalia Komar
Tashkent | Uzbekistan

In ordinary life, I am an actress of the Tashkent Operetta Theater. However, when I work in the projects of the “Jewish Revival”, I feel like a magician, a creator. I take part in the project “Birthday Party” for two years already, where I sing for old birthday men and women. I am indescribably pleased when charming smiles appear on their faces! In the summer of 2017, I began to stage a play based on the story of I. Bashevis-Singer “Three Wishes” with children and teenagers. Then I was able to show all my creative abilities again. In my opinion, we did our best! You can visit the premiere of the play on September 24, 2017. This kind of volunteer work gives me real pleasure, because I can do what I like; give good spontaneously and with all my heart!

Egor Matviyenko
Egor Matviyenko

I am 14 years old. I study in the 8th class and I am fond of folk dancing. This year I’ve got one more hobby – volunteering. I help other …

Myrhorod | Ukraine
Egor Matviyenko
Egor Matviyenko
Myrhorod | Ukraine

I am 14 years old. I study in the 8th class and I am fond of folk dancing. This year I’ve got one more hobby – volunteering. I help other people, and I like it. This cultivates my personality. I take active part in all Volonteer Community Center events. I am proud of the fact that my father and mother are volunteers, too. Volunteering gives me a chance to feel like a man of the right stamp and to develop such skills which help me interacting with people.

VICTORIA ZIMOVETS
VICTORIA ZIMOVETS

“…I am so happy when I hear a sincere and heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’…” – Victoria Zimovets says. She runs the project called Culinary Traditions Connecting Generations. Since childhood, Victoria has …

Konotop | Ukraine
VICTORIA ZIMOVETS
VICTORIA ZIMOVETS
Konotop | Ukraine

“…I am so happy when I hear a sincere and heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’…” – Victoria Zimovets says. She runs the project called Culinary Traditions Connecting Generations.
Since childhood, Victoria has loved cooking, and always helped her mother in the kitchen.
The Master Chief TV Series have determined her choice.
Now Victoria is a certified chef.
“I know how to cook tasty food, how to decorate dishes and set the table, I know a lot of wonderful recipes!
But always there are some secrets which you learn only from your experience. Practice makes the master.
Thanks to this project, I receive valuable recommendations from those who know and keep the rich traditions of the unique Jewish cuisine…
Besides, I am fond of reading, drawing, and knitting…”
What knowledge and skills would you like to share with others?

Suprunets Sergey (49 years old)
Suprunets Sergey (49 years old)

I have graduated the technical school of radio electronics. I worked as the engineer at the plant, and now I am a freelancer.

Lviv | Ukraine
Suprunets Sergey (49 years old)
Suprunets Sergey (49 years old)
Lviv | Ukraine

I have graduated the technical school of radio electronics. I worked as the engineer at the plant, and now I am a freelancer. With great pleasure, I spend my free time in LVC. I like to help the older people. Also I consider a point of honor, the participation in the “ Memory Road” project where we clean and make order in the places which are connected with the Jewish memory. I like to read very much, and now me and a group of the volunteers prepare the “ Bookcrossing” project to start.