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Еlizaveta Тkachenko
Еlizaveta Тkachenko

Why to be a volunteer? Quotation: «I am helped, that is why I help too, and I can not live without it now».

Rostov-on-Don | Russia
Еlizaveta Тkachenko
Еlizaveta Тkachenko
Rostov-on-Don | Russia

Тkachenko Еlizaveta, 33 years old, manicure master.
How did she get to the volunteer center? — Mother of two children, at difficult life circumstances, has asked for the help in the children’s program. Later, she decided to assist us in the organization of the holidays for children. Now, she also provides help and support to our moms in difficult life situations.
Why to be a volunteer? Quotation: «I am helped, that is why I help too, and I can not live without it now».

Why is it actual today? Quotation: «if I have the possibility to help to somebody, I consider, that I must do it, the word «volunteer» I heard not long ago, but I am busy with it all my life».

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… “

Vadim Igorevich Isaev
Vadim Igorevich Isaev

Vadim Igorevich Isaev, 41 years old, doctor. Hobby – fishing. Vadim Igorevich joined the community in June 2016. His first action was shoveling the snow and ice near the community. …

Nizhny Tagil | Russia
Vadim Igorevich Isaev
Vadim Igorevich Isaev
Nizhny Tagil | Russia

Vadim Igorevich Isaev, 41 years old, doctor. Hobby – fishing.

Vadim Igorevich joined the community in June 2016. His first action was shoveling the snow and ice near the community. He also actively participated at the community events, congratulating the elderly members of the community. Vadim Igorevich took part in charitable volunteer actions at the infant home. At the moment, he is organizing and participating in the “Jewish Ural” project.

Vadim takes part in the volunteer movement, following his heart.

His motto: “Do good on Earth, do good for the benefit of others!”

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.

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

Krasnyanskaya Alexandra
Krasnyanskaya Alexandra

Alexandra Krasnyanskaya, 13 years old, schoolgirl, keen on belly dancing and theater arts. “My friends told me about volunteering opportunities. I called the Jewish Community Center. They invited me, so, …

Kherson | Ukraine
Krasnyanskaya Alexandra
Krasnyanskaya Alexandra
Kherson | Ukraine

Alexandra Krasnyanskaya, 13 years old, schoolgirl, keen on belly dancing and theater arts. “My friends told me about volunteering opportunities. I called the Jewish Community Center. They invited me, so, I have become a volunteer. It is cool to be a volunteer, and I like it very much!” – Alexandra says. She takes an active part in all volunteer activities within the projects called We Love Kherson and Jewish Children.

Svetlana Grushanscaia
Svetlana Grushanscaia

Having Jewish roots it is not surprised that Svetlana became the member of the big family of the Volunteering Club. It is already about 6 years that she takes an active part in the volunteering and participates in the organization of different events.

Chisinau | Moldova
Svetlana Grushanscaia
Svetlana Grushanscaia
Chisinau | Moldova

Having Jewish roots it is not surprised that Svetlana became the member of the big family of the Volunteering Club. It is already about 6 years that she takes an active part in the volunteering and participates in the organization of different events. Svetlana considers that if you have time and desire, so why not to use them to help people who need it. Moreover, if we take into consideration that from people’s positive emotions and good reaction, you yourself charge with this energy.

First time Svetlana started her volunteering in the summer camp, where her daughter spent time. Svetlana was asked to replace one of the camp counselor. She was given a group of 20 children and 15 minutes for their organization. Till the end of their classes everybody had created plenty of paper frogs. Also Svetlana remembers very well the project dedicated to the help of veterans. As for her, these things are holy, because her father also was a soldier in the war.

The positive part of the volunteering is that you can organize something really very great, that is not always can be created when you are alone. Moreover, the work in the team is much more interesting. The most important reason that Svetlana takes part in the volunteering is the bright eyes of those who you help. The family of Svetlana completely supports her volunteering and often helps in the organization of different projects.

The volunteer is a person with a huge soul. The person who remembers that the commandments exist not only to get to the heaven one day, but also to create the heaven on the land. And in order to understand this feeling better, once you should try it by yourself.

OUR VOLUNTEER – SVETLANA
OUR VOLUNTEER – SVETLANA

  Hello! My name is Svetlana. My journey to volunteering can be characterized by a proverb, “Sweet are the uses of adversity.” I had problems in my family and did …

Zaporizhia | Ukraine
OUR VOLUNTEER – SVETLANA
OUR VOLUNTEER – SVETLANA
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

 

Hello! My name is Svetlana.

My journey to volunteering can be characterized by a proverb, “Sweet are the uses of adversity.” I had problems in my family and did not find support from my friends and relatives, I met the guys from the Volunteer Movement, who become my real friends. New communication and opportunities, self-confidence, feeling myself useful – this is what I felt and what helped me to look at the world around me in a different way. After I had received the necessary help, I also wanted to help other people! I liked all programs in the activity of our movement. I like to help the elderly, take care of children, participate in eco-actions …

Volunteering for me is something that does not allow me to completely immerse myself in life problems and routine … It helps me to be always sympathetic.

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.

 

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.

Julia Kosakovskaya
Julia Kosakovskaya

My name is Julia. I am a graduate of AJT. I am also a volunteer and involved in all volunteer actions. I participate in “Shabbat to Go” project with great …

Vinnytsia | Ukraine
Julia Kosakovskaya
Julia Kosakovskaya
Vinnytsia | Ukraine

My name is Julia. I am a graduate of AJT. I am also a volunteer and involved in all volunteer actions. I participate in “Shabbat to Go” project with great pleasure. I visit physically inactive wards of Hesed and meet Shabbat with them. I believe that any of us was a volunteer at least once in a lifetime, for example, assisted an elderly person to cross the street. Volunteer is a right-thinking person; he/she will never remain indifferent to other people’s misfortunes and will not be afraid of difficulties, thus making this world better.

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!

VADIM ANDREYEVICH SERDTSEV
VADIM ANDREYEVICH SERDTSEV

In Nikolaev lives a man who planted 20,000 trees throughout the city on his own money! The 79-year-old pensioner Vadim Andreevich Serdtsev is the former chief engineer of the thermal …

Mykolaiv | Ukraine
VADIM ANDREYEVICH SERDTSEV
VADIM ANDREYEVICH SERDTSEV
Mykolaiv | Ukraine

In Nikolaev lives a man who planted 20,000 trees throughout the city on his own money!

The 79-year-old pensioner Vadim Andreevich Serdtsev is the former chief engineer of the thermal power station at the Nikolaev Alumina Refinery. He has been planting trees in his native city for 12 years. He does this with his own hands and on his own funds.

It was planted over 14 thousand trees and bushes since 1998.

From the very beginning of his charity activity, Serdtsev writes down he number of planted trees in a journal. He also records the information on watering and the way to take care of trees on care. The last page of his journal contains information about the addresses and phones of the city and district services, which at least somehow can help the public-landscaper.

Our city is famous for its Good Deeds, our city is famous for Good People!

 

Alexander Nikishin
Alexander Nikishin

Hello. My name is Alexander Nikishin, I am 18 years old. I live in the city of Sumi. I am a student and a beginner photographer.

Sumy | Ukraine
Alexander Nikishin
Alexander Nikishin
Sumy | Ukraine

Hello. My name is Alexander Nikishin, I am 18 years old. I live in the city of Sumi. I am a student and a beginner photographer.
For many years I go to the local Jewish community, where I learned about the Volunteer Center. The word “volunteer” in Ukraine over the past few years has become especially popular, but the value and importance of this activities only few people understand. As for me, the charity, helping others, commitment are not just slogans. I want and I can make the world a little bit better, and namely this the volunteers do. At the moment it is a difficult time for the Ukraine, and we – the people — more than ever, must be together, we just have to take care of each other, that is why the volunteer movement is so important.
The Volunteer Center will help me to develop myself as a photographer: I plan to do the photoreports. At the moment I help in the organization of the various events, promotions and celebrations. This is what brings the joy not only to others, but me, too. The understanding of the thing that you can be for help to somebody- is an important thing for the self-realization. Helping in little, we do a great thing together.

Igor Khuznetzov
Igor Khuznetzov

Igor Khuznetzov. I am 29, I have a good job, I attend football trainings and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Khmelnytskyi | Ukraine
Igor Khuznetzov
Igor Khuznetzov
Khmelnytskyi | Ukraine

Igor Khuznetzov. I am 29, I have a good job, I attend football trainings and lead a healthy lifestyle.
All these I make for myself. But what can I do for the other people? The answer for this question I got not so long ago, in February 2015, when because of my curiosity, I attended the lessons at the Volunteering School in the Community Center. My friends have already attended these lessons at this Community. From that time I understand that I can really help to the other people, and I can see the result of my actions, moreover, I can see the results of our team. I became the volunteer of the project “Volunteer Landing”, because in this project I can easily find the application of my skills and physical strength. I am very happy, because, as it is said: “Better latter than never”, also, I want to add that it is very important to understand that you can help to the others

Tatyana Alekseeva
Tatyana Alekseeva

Tatyana came to Hesed in 2010. I participate in volunteering with my son Kirill in his project called “Zikaron”. I take an active part in cleaning up the Jewish cemetery …

Saratov | Russia
Tatyana Alekseeva
Tatyana Alekseeva
Saratov | Russia

Tatyana came to Hesed in 2010. I participate in volunteering with my son Kirill in his project called “Zikaron”. I take an active part in cleaning up the Jewish cemetery and putting in order abandoned graves. I am always happy to help teenagers and youth clubs. I help them to bring their children to volunteer actions and back as a social taxi. In addition, I assist in organization of holidays. Our family always brings food products which are given to older people.

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.

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.

POLINA STASHENKO
POLINA STASHENKO

My name is Polina. I am a pediatric orthopedist. I am eager to help those in need. It matters a lot to me. We live in a country where there …

Dnipro | Ukraine
POLINA STASHENKO
POLINA STASHENKO
Dnipro | Ukraine

My name is Polina. I am a pediatric orthopedist. I am eager to help those in need. It matters a lot to me. We live in a country where there are many unsolved problems but I believe that if each of us becomes a little bit kinder, we will be able live a full life, to enjoy our lives, to cherish our wonderful people and the country.

Vladislav Shurovsky
Vladislav Shurovsky

Vladislav Shurovsky is one of the most active volunteers of our Organization “League of the Jewish Mutual Assistance».

Odessa | Ukraine
Vladislav Shurovsky
Vladislav Shurovsky
Odessa | Ukraine

Vladislav Shurovsky is one of the most active volunteers of our Organization “League of the Jewish Mutual Assistance». He participats in many volunteer projects and promotions. If you ask him for the help, Vladislav never refuses. Here is some information that Vladislav says about himself:
“Hello. I am twenty years old, my name is Vladislav Shurovsky, I study the political sciences, I am interested in many things, and namely, I am much interested in the World War II, in the history of different epochs, in technology and my great interest is in the knowledge of the space.
The volunteer movement I entered almost by chance, it was the invitation of the head of the “League of the Jewish Mutual Assistance”, and partly he was my friend.

Very often people ask me why I am volunteering? For that question, I always answer — I do the volunteer work, because it is initially very interesting. In addition to this, it is a very important factor for me the support to the Jewish traditions and the community in particular.
Unfortunately, I faced the fact that except ourselves, the volunteers, who are led by the idea, no one, as it turned out, cannot even help to the lonely old people. The Volunteering, in my opinion, helps to unite the Jewish youth.
Finally, the volunteering gives me positive emotions, endless energy and a totally new social circle of communication.»

YANA BABKOVA
YANA BABKOVA

I am a female counselor psychologist. I work using the method of positive psychotherapy. My credo is the following: “Problems are a part of our life. But problems are only …

Konotop | Ukraine
YANA BABKOVA
YANA BABKOVA
Konotop | Ukraine

I am a female counselor psychologist. I work using the method of positive psychotherapy.

My credo is the following: “Problems are a part of our life. But problems are only one part of life! “. Difficult situations happen with us for a reason, it is a life lesson, after which you become smarter, stronger and feel yourself a free person.

My mission is to help women feel happy, find peace in the soul and harmony in relationships, become more self-confident.

I love my job and I like being a volunteer. Once in a difficult situation psychology changed my life. And now I want to help those who need it. I know that there is a way out and life is beautiful from the very beginning. Everyone has a huge internal resource, and people often do not even know about it. …

A little more about myself – I love my children and husband as well as my fluffy cat; I adore reading books; I am inspired by walks and spring. I like to spend time with funny, good people …

It is cool to be a volunteer!

 

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.

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?

Dima Borysenko
Dima Borysenko

Dima studies at the Khabarovsk Machine Building College with a degree in Installation and Operation of Equipment and Gas Supply Systems. Dima has a twin brother Victor, and together they …

Khabarovsk | Russia
Dima Borysenko
Dima Borysenko
Khabarovsk | Russia

Dima studies at the Khabarovsk Machine Building College with a degree in Installation and Operation of Equipment and Gas Supply Systems. Dima has a twin brother Victor, and together they are a favorite volunteer couple of our grandmothers. Dima likes to bake challahs, and they are very tasty.

 

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.

DENIS BELENKY
DENIS BELENKY

My name is Denis. I am 19 years old. I am the coordinator of the Birthday project. Everyone who is a volunteer, probably, asks himself what is volunteering for him/her? …

Bryansk | Russia
DENIS BELENKY
DENIS BELENKY
Bryansk | Russia

My name is Denis. I am 19 years old. I am the coordinator of the Birthday project.

Everyone who is a volunteer, probably, asks himself what is volunteering for him/her? Volunteering for me is one of the opportunities to help people selflessly. Such situations show our humanity and sense of community. I understand that helping others, I also help myself.

Volunteering is a two-way process of sharing good deeds.

Makerova Olga
Makerova Olga

Being the worker of the museum, Makerova Olga got known about the possibility to take part in the creation of the first Jewish museum in Voronezh “History of Jewish Community”.

Voronezh | Russia
Makerova Olga
Makerova Olga
Voronezh | Russia

Being the worker of the museum, Makerova Olga got known about the possibility to take part in the creation of the first Jewish museum in Voronezh “History of Jewish Community”. Olga was very glad to collaborate with the community, because she considers that the museum is a historical memory in the exhibits for many years.
Today, Olga carries out an active work in the collection of the documents, photographs and the objects of the Jewish population life inside of the city and outside of it. When the items are found, she designs the Museum window-cases and creates the exhibition.
The activity of the museum worker demands the meetings with the people, trips after the exhibits, their delivery to the place, the study of the historical literature, investigation of the other documents, etc. All this work is included in Olga’s research, collecting and documenting procedures. Our heroine assured that she makes everything with the great enthusiasm and that is why she considers her activity as a volunteering one. Especially, it is very pleasant for her to know that the young people actively participate in the process of collecting the information for the museum and the book “The History of the Jews in Voronezh Region ”

Igor Kozachinski
Igor Kozachinski

Igor is Madrikh and an active volunteer of the youth club; Mifgasht;. He studies on postgraduate course in the MAUP flight academy, also, he is fond of a break-dance and active …

Kropyvnytskyi | Ukraine
Igor Kozachinski
Igor Kozachinski
Kropyvnytskyi | Ukraine

Igor is Madrikh and an active volunteer of the youth club; Mifgasht;. He studies on postgraduate course in the MAUP flight academy, also, he is fond of a break-dance and active holidays. He is in the youth team from its creation (I helped to attract the youth, I gave classes to the children, etc.). He is the participant of all volunteer actions. For several years he kept the volunteer “Break-Dance” project for the Jewish youth, also, he organized and carried out the jams and competitions of the break- dance for the city collectives. He considers that "volunteering" is the same tsdaka. The most important thing here is only want and everything will be ok. With pleasure he participates in the actions as he considers that we, by own hands, do the world a little bit kinder.

 

Victoria Kagan
Victoria Kagan

Kagan Victoria, 38 years old. She is a medical assistant and mother of two children. She came to the Volunteer Center through the community, we are led there by our children. In the community we disclose our potential and talents.

Cherkasy | Ukraine
Victoria Kagan
Victoria Kagan
Cherkasy | Ukraine

Kagan Victoria, 38 years old. She is a medical assistant and mother of two children. She came to the Volunteer Center through the community, we are led there by our children. In the community we disclose our potential and talents. The Volunteering is an opportunity to deliver to someone a little but the joy. We are necessary.

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.

ALEXANDRA VASILIEVA
ALEXANDRA VASILIEVA

I am 42 years old and I am working as an engineer. My hobbies are knitting, embroidering, making toys, sewing, creating various handmade crafts with children. I hold classes on …

Samara | Russia
ALEXANDRA VASILIEVA
ALEXANDRA VASILIEVA
Samara | Russia

I am 42 years old and I am working as an engineer.

My hobbies are knitting, embroidering, making toys, sewing, creating various handmade crafts with children. I hold classes on knitting and embroidery with the middle aged and older people with pleasure (if it is necessary). My volunteer career started with creative activities for children and mothers.

Оlga
Оlga

All my adult life, to a greater or lesser extent in different periods of time, is connected with the Jewish community.

Mogilev | Belarus
Оlga
Оlga
Mogilev | Belarus

All my adult life, to a greater or lesser extent in different periods of time, is connected with the Jewish community. My parents are active members of the family club. The grandmother visits Hesed. I think that in a couple of years when my daughter will grow up, so I will bring her to the communal programs. Here is the circle of my contacts, here are my friends and the friends of my friends. It is good for me here. I understand that this microcosm of the Jewish community has remained, it is necessary the continuous work, continuous reproduction of the atmosphere of the goodwill and support of those who at this moment are in need of the help. I am ready to spend the time and forces for it.

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.

Nelly Krasnova
Nelly Krasnova

Nelly Krasnova, 39 years old. Nelly is a positive, cheerful and creative person. She will teach anyone who wants to felt and draw, bake and paint gingerbread. In addition to …

Karaganda | Kazakhstan
Nelly Krasnova
Nelly Krasnova
Karaganda | Kazakhstan

Nelly Krasnova, 39 years old.

Nelly is a positive, cheerful and creative person. She will teach anyone who wants to felt and draw, bake and paint gingerbread. In addition to assistance in the community and participation in charity fairs, every Saturday Nelly visits an orphanage with other volunteers.

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.

Andrei Zaporenko
Andrei Zaporenko

Andrei Alekseevich Zaporenko, 14 years old. I am fond of electronics, mechanics, equipment architecture and functionality. I study at the secondary school at the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University. I am a …

Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
Andrei Zaporenko
Andrei Zaporenko
Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan

Andrei Alekseevich Zaporenko, 14 years old. I am fond of electronics, mechanics, equipment architecture and functionality. I study at the secondary school at the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University. I am a 7th grade student.

I have a lot of free time and a like to help others. That is why I have decided to become a volunteer. I have heard that many Hesed clients want to study computer literacy but there is no PC tutor. I offered my services and give computer literacy classes 2 times a week. I wrote a curriculum and started teaching in November, 2016.

I believe that volunteering is all about helping others.

I have initiated the project called ProOldUse for the elder – electronic devices initiation course (PC, smartphone, tablet, reader). I enjoy volunteering very much, and I see that my students are very happy. I see their joy because someone cares about them, because they get knowledge and basic skills which allow them to use modern technologies and feel self-confident. You know what I mean.

I wish our Volunteer Center to have more volunteers. Besides, I have some ideas how to advance my project. I enjoy volunteering, and I am very happy to have gained experience and had some practice.

Alexander Kamyshev
Alexander Kamyshev

So let’s get acquainted! My name is Alexander Kamyshev. I was born in Krasnodar in 1972. I am a scorpio. I have a degree in radio engineering, another in optoelectronic …

Krasnodar | Russia
Alexander Kamyshev
Alexander Kamyshev
Krasnodar | Russia

So let’s get acquainted! My name is Alexander Kamyshev. I was born in Krasnodar in 1972. I am a scorpio. I have a degree in radio engineering, another in optoelectronic physics. I have also more additional professions. I have many diverse interests – from electronics and botany, to theology and esotericism. I like being helpful. I like to share my knowledge, skills and experience.

Nowadays society is looking for something new and interesting. All people are bored. Therefore, my knowledge and new information interest people. And I am interested in them. When I first felt it, I realized the importance of sharing information with others, because it gives energy and power to develop yourself more and more. We will not be alone, because we are sharing and people will be interested with us. Over time, we will be recognized as specialists in one or several areas. And people will ask you questions! I think, to give, to give, to give – this is the motto of the real Master! And this is the most wonderful feeling in the world!

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.