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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.

Inna Marcinkovskaya
Inna Marcinkovskaya

The volunteer of the project “Assistance. Memory. Generations”, Inna Marcinkovskaya: ” My mom gave me a plain white envelope that came by the mail.

Moscow | Russia
Inna Marcinkovskaya
Inna Marcinkovskaya
Moscow | Russia

The volunteer of the project “Assistance. Memory. Generations”, Inna Marcinkovskaya: ” My mom gave me a plain white envelope that came by the mail. Beneficiary — Me, the sender — Yad Vashem. Inside there is a letter stating that my great-grandfather’s name will be mentioned in the Hall of Remembrance…. I looked at the sheet of paper and realized that it is the most important thing that I have done in my life… I have made a long way in order to know something about my ancestors… I was going onto a journey into the dreams of folksy cottages, and on my way I found mass graves and memorial sign boards the same that I have on my chest. And at the next stop — at Yad Vashem I have found the certificate of my great-grandmother, who had escaped from the ghetto at night before its inhabitants — the good and the bad, old and small, were killed … My great-grandmother recalled in her certificate that my great-grandfather Samuel Horosh was shot on the outskirts of the city, near the wall of the brick plant. The policeman, from Velizha at the trial, said: “we have our hands to the elbow in the blood …”. Nothing will wash away this blood… But I returned to my great-grandfather his NAME and the memory to myself. This is the most important thing that I have done in my life… “

Elena Sheginskaya
Elena Sheginskaya

I am a lawyer. I ahve always been an active member of the Jewish community of the city. In 2012-2013 I have completed a course of the Jewish education at the European institute in Stockholm (Sweden). At the moment, I am the head of the program “Family Club” in Lviv Heseda.

Lviv | Ukraine
Elena Sheginskaya
Elena Sheginskaya
Lviv | Ukraine

Elena Sheginskaya
35 years old
I am a lawyer. I ahve always been an active member of the Jewish community of the city. In 2012-2013 I have completed a course of the Jewish education at the European institute in Stockholm (Sweden). At the moment, I am the head of the program “Family Club” in Lviv Heseda. From the moment of opening of LVC I took an active part in its life, and the organization of various actions. Now I head the LVC direction to the work with Temporarily Displaced Persons from the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, and also I head the direction to the volunteer work of the Jewish community in Lviv.
As for me, the volunteering is not only the help to the other people, but also sometimes it is an opportunity to try yourself in the different sphere and to seize new skills.

ELENA PERELMAN
ELENA PERELMAN

My name is Lena, I have three children, all the members of my family are the active participants of the actions and volunteer programs of our center. The eldest daughter …

Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
ELENA PERELMAN
ELENA PERELMAN
Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan

My name is Lena, I have three children, all the members of my family are the active participants of the actions and volunteer programs of our center. The eldest daughter has been always employed in the communal center. Once she came home and told that it is necessary to sew a doll for Purimsky play. My volunteer activity has begun from this moment. It is possible to say so, with the help of my daughter I became the volunteer and I have attracted my husband, too. Now, I, with my children, supervise the lonely grandmother. The life of the other person can be made more interesting and more joyful not only with the supporting him financially. Pure, open communication, kindness and cheerfulness are capable to lighten the mood and to give the hope! I don’t grudge my time, or forces, and again I am convinced to think that giving something, you receive in exchange much more!

 

Milosh Dimalsky
Milosh Dimalsky

I am volunteering because I enjoy this. I like to do something for the benefit of the society. I feel myself an open and happy person.

Lutsk | Ukraine
Milosh Dimalsky
Milosh Dimalsky
Lutsk | Ukraine

I am volunteering because I enjoy this. I like to do something for the benefit of the society. I feel myself an open and happy person.

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.

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!

Anna Sandul
Anna Sandul

I am 16 years old and I’m a schoolgirl. I practice dancing, actively train and participate in competitions. For me, volunteering is an opportunity to help other people, to meet …

Kropyvnytskyi | Ukraine
Anna Sandul
Anna Sandul
Kropyvnytskyi | Ukraine

I am 16 years old and I’m a schoolgirl. I practice dancing, actively train and participate in competitions. For me, volunteering is an opportunity to help other people, to meet new people and develop my skills in communication with people from different social groups. I got into volunteer center from our children’s home, I came just to look, but I liked it, and I stayed. I am involved in different projects of our center. I usually communicate with the old (I visit them on Sabbath), help in conducting lessons with children at risk, go to orphanages. I love animals, especially dogs, very much, so I would like to help them, at least for a day, to surround them with love, attention and care. I like volunteering, like the people with whom I communicate and I am grateful to them for what they take care of me.

Eduard Sergeyevich Dzhurenko
Eduard Sergeyevich Dzhurenko

Call me Eduard. I graduated with honors from the Vinnytsia National Trade and economic institute as an economist. Volunteering for me is an opportunity to help people in need, to …

Vinnytsia | Ukraine
Eduard Sergeyevich Dzhurenko
Eduard Sergeyevich Dzhurenko
Vinnytsia | Ukraine

Call me Eduard. I graduated with honors from the Vinnytsia National Trade and economic institute as an economist. Volunteering for me is an opportunity to help people in need, to let to them know that they are not one. Since 2015 I am engaged in household reparations in the framework of the project “House Master”, fixing furniture and household devices.

 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.

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.

Eugene Eydel
Eugene Eydel

My name is Eugene Eydel, I am 37 years old. I am a historian-ethnographer by profession. I am engaged in research in the field of Old Russian and Byzantine sphragistics. …

Cherkasy | Ukraine
Eugene Eydel
Eugene Eydel
Cherkasy | Ukraine

My name is Eugene Eydel, I am 37 years old. I am a historian-ethnographer by profession. I am engaged in research in the field of Old Russian and Byzantine sphragistics. I am the author of scientific articles on document prints of Kievan Rus. My hobby is search activity, preservation and publication of material objects of history and culture. I also studied Jewish history and culture of Cherkasy region. When I heard about the community, I have brought my children to Jewish Sunday school and a Jewish group ” Prahim” in kindergarten №81. Since then, I am an active volunteer, and I help in organization of events, which are held in Hesed for children, teenagers, wards. When volunteer center was established in the community, I had the opportunity of self-realization through volunteer activities. When I came to the community and Hesed for the first time, I asked myself: “How can I help, and how can I be helpful?” I try to make a contribution to the development of the volunteer center, share my thoughts and ideas with volunteers, and help in organizing and conducting community events, festivals and master-classes. I am also involved in deliver of gifts for Jewish holidays to the old clients of Hesed, so they can receive congratulations to Purim, Hanukkah, Sabbath, and Victory Day. As for me, to be a volunteer is an opportunity to change people around me and to make our world a better, cleaner, kinder place to live.

Viktor Karpov and Irina Petrovskaya
Viktor Karpov and Irina Petrovskaya

I am Viktor Karpov and this is my wife, Irina Petrovskaya. We have joined volunteer movement in 2012. As you can see, we have a special family, but that does …

Zaporizhia | Ukraine
Viktor Karpov and Irina Petrovskaya
Viktor Karpov and Irina Petrovskaya
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

I am Viktor Karpov and this is my wife, Irina Petrovskaya. We have joined volunteer movement in 2012. As you can see, we have a special family, but that does not make us stop to create and to give good! We actively participate in various volunteer activities, as well as provide a variety of assistance and help people with special needs to adapt and to live a full life. At the moment, we are coordinating the direction “Helping people with special needs.”

Maria Arepyeva
Maria Arepyeva

I am 19 years old. I go to Hesed for 14 years already. I study at the University. Actively I participate in many events of the community.
We were always taught that “ours” need to be helped! Therefore, I became a volunteer. I organized different projects in the community, often I visit our veterans, I take part in all concert performances and festive events of the community.

Almaty | Kazakhstan
Maria Arepyeva
Maria Arepyeva
Almaty | Kazakhstan

I am 19 years old. I go to Hesed for 14 years already. I study at the University. Actively I participate in many events of the community.
We were always taught that “ours” need to be helped! Therefore, I became a volunteer. I organized different projects in the community, often I visit our veterans, I take part in all concert performances and festive events of the community.
I like to be a volunteer, so, I realize myself in some plan. Communicating with the people who are older than me, I learn a lot of useful information.
It would be more correct to say that this is very important for me.
As, I consider that the volunteer movement is the voluntary movement directed to the improvement of the life.
And the volunteers are the people working voluntarily, with the agreement and personal desire. The world is not without kind people. And not everything can be made always with the money.

Остапова Светлана
Остапова Светлана

Меня зовут Светлана, по профессии я юрист. Являюсь участницей программ CI, JR и ОЦ. Мой муж Алексей и дочь Кира вместе со мной принимают активное участие в жизни и деятельности …

Kryvyi Rih | Ukraine
Остапова Светлана
Остапова Светлана
Kryvyi Rih | Ukraine

Меня зовут Светлана, по профессии я юрист. Являюсь участницей программ CI, JR и ОЦ. Мой муж Алексей и дочь Кира вместе со мной принимают активное участие в жизни и деятельности ОЦ, посещают различные программы ОЦ как представители молодой еврейской семьи.

Уже 3 года я оказываю бесплатные юридические консультации, помогаю оформлять документы и решать спорные вопросы на основании действующей законодательной системы.

Узнав о запуске проекта «Мечта не стареет», я помогала организовать инициативную группу, участвовала в семинарах и даже разработала несколько идей по воплощения проекта.

На сегодняшний день я работаю над реализацией проекта «Мечта не стареет», провожу встречи. Также я занимаюсь опросом и выявлением потребностей клиентов программ Хеседа и сейчас работаю над осуществлением двух желаний наших участников.

Vera Diatko
Vera Diatko

I am in the Jewish community for 10 years. Sunday school, sohnut and joint camps, the travelling with the community to the Jewish places, Youth Club, dance and educational seminars, charity concerts, Shabbats, that is not the worst part of my life.

Mogilev | Belarus
Vera Diatko
Vera Diatko
Mogilev | Belarus

I am in the Jewish community for 10 years. Sunday school, sohnut and joint camps, the travelling with the community to the Jewish places, Youth Club, dance and educational seminars, charity concerts, Shabbats, that is not the worst part of my life.
I am a student at the university, extra work is in the fitness club, but, somehow, this little for me — I have two days off, and one of which I dedicate to the volunteer work. I teach dancing classes for the children from 3 to 12 years and as a volunteer, I also, teach dancing the grandmothers. As for me, all of them are my favorite. The youngest of my student is 3 years old, while the oldest is 82. This is so cool!
As for me, the volunteering is a way to combine business with pleasure. Dances give me the lightness and energy, and the communication-joy and fun. I like to follow the changes of my students, when they become more confident and opener. I like the process when the ideas of choreographic productions are realized successfully. I like to see when my girls smile at the end of the lessons.
Mogilev. Belarusi

 

Denis Borshevich
Denis Borshevich

My name is Denis. Since my childhood I have a great interest in photography, I participated in the international competitions. One of my main qualities I consider paying attention to …

Chisinau | Moldova
Denis Borshevich
Denis Borshevich
Chisinau | Moldova

My name is Denis. Since my childhood I have a great interest in photography, I participated in the international competitions. One of my main qualities I consider paying attention to others. I have been volunteering since I am 15. Initially I went to schools and photographed graduates for vignettes with my friends. In October 2015 I organized a photo exhibition on my own to raise some money for the treatment of a girl with cancer.

I learned about RVC from photo exhibition in the shopping center Malldova. The first project for me in the volunteer center was shooting of the documentary “Where I was found by the Victory II». I was always interested to talk with people who have gone through the War, to listen to their unique stories and to learn about the difficulties of living in the time of war. Previously, I was involved in shooting of a film about the heroes and events of the Great Patriotic War. In addition to working with the veterans I like to communicate with children. I see the infinite potential in all of them and try to help them to develop their abilities.

There are many talented and friendly people in RVC, so every time I come here I know I will find here a lot of ideas on how I can help the world.

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.

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.

Julia Anohina
Julia Anohina

Just six months ago, Julia became a mother, but this did not prevent her from being an active volunteer for the Jewish community.

Saint Petersburg | Russia
Julia Anohina
Julia Anohina
Saint Petersburg | Russia

Just six months ago, Julia became a mother, but this did not prevent her from being an active volunteer for the Jewish community.  Last year she took part in more than 30 volunteer activities, some of which she had organized herself.  This year, Julia graduated from the “Lehava” program “and her final project was a course of psychological support for the volunteers Hesed Abraham.  The lady is sure that the volunteering is not simply a hand of the help from the strong on the weak, but the ability to live a “full” life.

АLEXANDR BERMUS
АLEXANDR BERMUS

For 11 years Alexander Bermus is our volunteer and the friend of the Family center. Family Bermus takes part in every community events. Alexander Bermus (46 years) (a professor of …

Rostov-on-Don | Russia
АLEXANDR BERMUS
АLEXANDR BERMUS
Rostov-on-Don | Russia

For 11 years Alexander Bermus is our volunteer and the friend of the Family center. Family Bermus takes part in every community events. Alexander Bermus (46 years) (a professor of pedagogics at the Southern Federal University) the expert in Jewish Sciences, the writer. Alexander is  the volunteer from the first days of the creation of the Family center, and the main push for him it became the Family camp. He is the leading actor in the performances of drama school, the organizer of the cycle of the classes of  the Holocaust and the Jewish history, the associate editor ofthe almanac “Moy Narod”.

Arkady Sherstyuk
Arkady Sherstyuk

My name is Arkady Vadimovich Sherstyuk. I am 16 years old. I am a pupil at Sumi Aleksandrivska gymnasium, in the 11 grade.

Sumy | Ukraine
Arkady Sherstyuk
Arkady Sherstyuk
Sumy | Ukraine

My name is Arkady Vadimovich Sherstyuk. I am 16 years old. I am a pupil at Sumi Aleksandrivska gymnasium, in the 11 grade. I am cheerful, active, creative, love sports, especially tennis and bowling. I am one of the soloists of folk vocal Studio “Aviv”, doing acting skills, trying myself as a filmmaker, and I play the saxophone.

I came to Hesed even being a child, I attended Sunday school and children’s day care center. When I got older, I started to attend Jewish youth club. Now I am a madrih and a coordinator of the teenager leadership project, which is “Shabbat in guests». The Head of the youth club is also the Coordinator of the Sumi Volunteer Network “Community”. She proposed me to try myself as a volunteer. In the world there are very many people who need the assistance, and they can get it exactly from the volunteers. Everybody, who is in need, can be helped by something: to go for a walk with the homeless animal, to help to an elderly person or just simply emotional communication. I’ve always wanted to become a volunteer selflessly helping the people. This opportunity was given to me by a Volunteer Network.

Каtherina  Fishman
Каtherina

I do volunteer work from the year 2013. I used to work only on sporting events such as the Universiade, the fire of the Olympics, the WORLD CUP for fencing etc.

Kazan | Russia
Каtherina  Fishman
Каtherina
Kazan | Russia

I do volunteer work from the year 2013. I used to work only on sporting events such as the Universiade, the fire of the Olympics, the WORLD CUP for fencing etc. The volunteering has helped me in finding new friends, to communicate and in the practice of foreign language. Now, working in the community, I’m starting to get interested in the volunteering of its other side : the help to the older people and children. I madly please to be helpful in this mortal world and I try to help, to do good things and to be always in the center of events. 🙂
And the relevance of this issue now is quite high because people will always act to the effect of “Tom Sawyer”: one started, the others I want to do it, too. Here is no exception, when people saw and are interested in such a thing as volunteering, they immediately want to be involved in everything that is connected to this beautiful case as volunteering. Everybody began to help, and to work together for the benefit of the humanity, and so on.
Plus, it must never be forgotten about the fact that people will always compete with those who are similar to them and when someone sees that his friend/rival/teammate turns out to work the volunteer better, more and qualitative, so then this someone begins to pursue higher goals and in volunteering too

Konstantin Shevchenko
Konstantin Shevchenko

In my childhood, my mother said that life works on the effect of a boomerang: what you give, you receive in return. How many of you do at least 3 …

Dnipro | Ukraine
Konstantin Shevchenko
Konstantin Shevchenko
Dnipro | Ukraine

In my childhood, my mother said that life works on the effect of a boomerang: what you give, you receive in return. How many of you do at least 3 good things every day? I distinctly remember my first volunteer action, with what fear and excitement I was overflowed. This was a turning point in my life. But when I saw sparkles of happiness in the eyes of the children, just because we arrived, that was the moment of relief for me. They were children diagnosed with cerebral palsy. That day I understood 3 things. First: by bringing someone joy, you get satisfaction and peace, then the inspiring feeling that you helped someone. Second: by your good deed, you give motivation to other people to do good deeds. And the third thing is that my mother is always right. I am a volunteer. I bring help and good. And what about you?

Blinchevskaia Fruma Zalimanovna
Blinchevskaia Fruma Zalimanovna

Having the MD degree in Medicine, she is a radiologist, Fruma Zalimanovna was born in 1929. Despite her not young age, she is full of energy and enthusiasm, which are so necessary in volunteering.

Voronezh | Russia
Blinchevskaia Fruma Zalimanovna
Blinchevskaia Fruma Zalimanovna
Voronezh | Russia

Having the MD degree in Medicine, she is a radiologist, Fruma Zalimanovna was born in 1929. Despite her not young age, she is full of energy and enthusiasm, which are so necessary in volunteering.
Our heroine started her social work in 1946. Fruma Zalimanovna is the Assistant of the Chairman of the Medical Council of the University and a part-time mentor for the student volunteer movement “Milky Way”.
To the Volunteer Center of the synagogue she was invited in July 2013 as a consultant for the Organization of the Jewish Museum, then she became a principal consultant.
Fruma Zalimanovna says that she is engaged in volunteering solely by ”The Call of the Soul”. She is totally sure that it is especially important today, because our society has lost its moral values. Fruma Zalimanovna also manages to write the books in history and in medicine.

Jaroslav Varibok
Jaroslav Varibok

Before the organization of volunteer movement in Khmelnytskyi I was a frequent visitor of the Communal Center “Tkhiya”. Then I often asked myself: “What can I do for this world?” …

Khmelnytskyi | Ukraine
Jaroslav Varibok
Jaroslav Varibok
Khmelnytskyi | Ukraine

Before the organization of volunteer movement in Khmelnytskyi I was a frequent visitor of the Communal Center “Tkhiya”. Then I often asked myself: “What can I do for this world?” It could be explained with excess of free time, but generally as I have understood later, that was the base for an active social position which is so important in volunteer activity.

“Community” has pleased me: I’ve got a cheerful company, possibility of self-realization, and a lot of good things. I joined the first set of “School for Volunteers” which passed in spring of 2015, and also took part in project “Kind Guest”. Of course, cooking was not the most fascinating business for me; however I was useful in a food delivering to people in need, and sick members of the community.

Long time there was no project in which I could involve most effectively. As well as many at my age, I am fond of computers and gadgets; I am going to be a programmer or an engineer. In April, 2016 I had an opportunity to unite my hobby with activity in “Community”.  Project “Cybervolunteer” has begun its work. I joined writing a computer program for the Museum of the Holocaust. I possess the idea of creation of scrolling elements for non-format photos in the program, the algorithm of movement on a scale of promotion and a lot of lines of machine code. Creation of the program was more difficult, than I thought. Working together in one team, we always think about improvements of the program and try to realize them.

I have many ideas for new programs that could help the community. I continue to participate in other projects and the events held by “Community”. Now we prepare for the Marathon of good deeds by 17th anniversary of creation of HBF “Hesed Besht” together.

Lushnikova Natalia
Lushnikova Natalia

My name is Lushnikova Natalia, I’m 29 years old. Now I’m a housewife, and bring up my son. I am fond of beadwork, knitting and reading detective novels. Best of …

Kherson | Ukraine
Lushnikova Natalia
Lushnikova Natalia
Kherson | Ukraine

My name is Lushnikova Natalia, I’m 29 years old. Now I’m a housewife, and bring up my son. I am fond of beadwork, knitting and reading detective novels. Best of all I remember my first volunteer action. It was a trip to the boarding school. I enjoyed communication with children, adults, and have learnt a lot of interesting things from them. Volunteering helps me to expand the horizons, makes you open latent opportunities in yourself and in others. I like everything I do; it brings me so much joy! I take part in the projects “We Love Kherson”, “Grandson for an Hour” and “Warm New Things”.

Vladimir Iyablonovschi
Vladimir Iyablonovschi

I study at the first year ChDU of Pyotr Mogila. I am engaged in video installation and a web – design.

Mykolaiv | Ukraine
Vladimir Iyablonovschi
Vladimir Iyablonovschi
Mykolaiv | Ukraine

I study at the first year ChDU of Pyotr Mogila. I am engaged in video installation and a web – design. I have got to volunteer center by the invitation of the friends. The volunteer activity is really important for me. I like to see grateful smiles on the faces of those for whom we regularly try to help. It inspires to help again and again, and gives hope that everything will be adjusted. I believe, that while people can live in unity, and are ready to help to each other, the world becomes better.

 

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!

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.

 

Julia Potikha
Julia Potikha

If you are looking for a volunteer who wants to participate in everything that happens, so this is Julia Potikha.

Odessa | Ukraine
Julia Potikha
Julia Potikha
Odessa | Ukraine

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. »

Raisa Dosmetova
Raisa Dosmetova

I have worked as a choreographer for many years, and now I am supervising «Le hava» dance studio. Three years ago I brought my grandson to the program “Logic” of …

Tashkent | Uzbekistan
Raisa Dosmetova
Raisa Dosmetova
Tashkent | Uzbekistan

I have worked as a choreographer for many years, and now I am supervising «Le hava» dance studio. Three years ago I brought my grandson to the program “Logic” of the project “Children’s Initiative”, where I got known with activities of the organization, and saw with what enthusiasm do wards practice folk and ballroom dancing. That is the way I began to help them in this field. During these three years the studio «Le hava» has become a real hallmark of Hesed! In my working life, I have released a lot of students, but few of them are engaged in folk dances with such passion. That is what motivates me to continue volunteering.

Poltavskaya Darya
Poltavskaya Darya

My name is Darya Poltavskaya. I have the higher pedagogical education. I am a teacher of history. My hobbies are needlework and traveling. I always wanted to be engaged in …

Myrhorod | Ukraine
Poltavskaya Darya
Poltavskaya Darya
Myrhorod | Ukraine

My name is Darya Poltavskaya. I have the higher pedagogical education. I am a teacher of history. My hobbies are needlework and traveling.

I always wanted to be engaged in volunteering, and my friends advised me to contact the Center. Volunteering for me is an opportunity to make my life and life of other people a little bit lighter and better. Volunteering gives ample opportunities for self-development. I take an active part in “Clay Therapy” project. This brings me a lot of pleasure. I have only positive impressions from participation in Volunteer Center programs and I would like to do more and more good deeds.

ELENA KALASHNIKOVA
ELENA KALASHNIKOVA

Elena Kalashnikova is a nice, cheerful, positive and energetic person. “I like to help others. In such a way, I add meaning to my life and engage in self-realization by …

Konotop | Ukraine
ELENA KALASHNIKOVA
ELENA KALASHNIKOVA
Konotop | Ukraine

Elena Kalashnikova is a nice, cheerful, positive and energetic person. “I like to help others. In such a way, I add meaning to my life and engage in self-realization by sharing my knowledge and skills with others…” – she says.
Elena is very sociable and, practically, irreplaceable. Thanks to her past experience, she gets along with people of all ages, that is why both children and adults love her.
“If someone is in trouble, we must rescue him or her. Of course, you cannot expect that people will be grateful to you, sometimes, on the contrary, they become angry but I do not care about that. I just do what I can do, and continue helping others despite some disappointment because there are more good hearted people than bad ones…
I am fond of cooking, drawing and handicraft… Most of all, I love cooking pilaf in the pan over an open fire. This is my signature dish, and I have won the second prize for it during summer camp competitions among educators and teachers”.
Besides, Elena is a wonderful wife and mother!