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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.

Zhiltsova Alena
Zhiltsova Alena

– Anna invited me to the Center. Earlier, I also was engaged in the volunteering. I’ve always liked this. I thought that the Volunteer Center in our city-it’s great.

Kherson | Ukraine
Zhiltsova Alena
Zhiltsova Alena
Kherson | Ukraine

Zhiltsova Alena.
– Anna invited me to the Center. Earlier, I also was engaged in the volunteering. I’ve always liked this. I thought that the Volunteer Center in our city-it’s great. Cooperated together, we will be able to bring more benefits.
-I am interested in the assistance to the other people. And also, working as a volunteer, I get much valuable life experience. I hope to find here new friends, and to benefit to the other people.
-The Volunteering is very important at the moment because a large number of people are in need of the assistance now. I am very happy that I can help those who are in need.

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.

Lokshina Tatyana
Lokshina Tatyana

Having arrived from Israel in September, 2014, I have got my friendly family in Hesed “Tikva” where I am always helped and on any question answered “to rise on my legs” in the city in which a lot of things weren’t familiar for me.

Bryansk | Russia
Lokshina Tatyana
Lokshina Tatyana
Bryansk | Russia

Lokshina Tatyana Evgenyevna, 38 years old, a translator
Having arrived from Israel in September, 2014, I have got my friendly family in Hesed “Tikva” where I am always helped and on any question answered “to rise on my legs” in the city in which a lot of things weren’t familiar for me.
Precisely, I decided to offer my help in those small affairs, feasible to me, and which are the usual work of the volunteer center.
Today, I lead the direction – “Family volunteering”. The sense of this direction of the volunteer activity is in the following: the lonely client of a Hesed is consolidated to a family, and we several times a month visit him and whenever possible we help the family.
The work of the center is always actual. It is very important to have any support and in difficult life situations to get this support.

Artyom Lyashenko
Artyom Lyashenko

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

Zaporizhia | Ukraine
Artyom Lyashenko
Artyom Lyashenko
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

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

DANIEL ILISHAEV
DANIEL ILISHAEV

17 years old Student I am fond of photography. I take part in many volunteer activities, but I never miss cleaning the cemetery. I think that we need to help …

Samara | Russia
DANIEL ILISHAEV
DANIEL ILISHAEV
Samara | Russia

17 years old

Student

I am fond of photography.

I take part in many volunteer activities, but I never miss cleaning the cemetery. I think that we need to help people after they followed to the afterlife.

JULIA
JULIA

Julia is irreplaceable when it is necessary to organize a group of people, to monitor the progress, to ensure comfort for large-scale event participants. Besides volunteering, she is very busy …

Konotop | Ukraine
JULIA
JULIA
Konotop | Ukraine

Julia is irreplaceable when it is necessary to organize a group of people, to monitor the progress, to ensure comfort for large-scale event participants. Besides volunteering, she is very busy at work and with chores around the house! This must be both talent and vocation. We truly appreciate your time and effort, Julia!

MARGARITA KUZNETSOVA
MARGARITA KUZNETSOVA

Margarita is the active participant and the leader of the educational programs. She is a person, extraordinary talented in applied art  – “clever fingers”. She is creative in the development …

Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan
MARGARITA KUZNETSOVA
MARGARITA KUZNETSOVA
Bishkek | Kyrgyzstan

Margarita is the active participant and the leader of the educational programs. She is a person, extraordinary talented in applied art  – “clever fingers”. She is creative in the development of the actions and occupations for any age. Her opinion about the  volunteering is the following: “Volunteering is a real and available method to change something around yourself. Not to sit and complain, but to change, create, enhance and develop. To make boring and daily things interesting and entertaining. If there is an opportunity to help – it is necessary to take it …”

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 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. »

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alexandra Mirskaya
Alexandra Mirskaya

My name is Mirskaya Alexandra Vladimirovna. I am 18 years old. I study at Sumi Pedagogical University, choreography department, I am fond of dancing from my childhood, when I was 5.

Sumy | Ukraine
Alexandra Mirskaya
Alexandra Mirskaya
Sumy | Ukraine

My name is Mirskaya Alexandra Vladimirovna. I am 18 years old. I study at Sumi Pedagogical University, choreography department, I am fond of dancing from my childhood, when I was 5. From the second grade and till now I dance in an exemplary dance group “Amelia” of Sumi Aleksandrivska gymnasium. Dancing became my life and my future profession.
Since my childhood I attend the Jewish community center programs and Sunday school. Practically, I grew up in Hesed — my mom brought me here, when I was 2,5 years old. At the beginning I was only the participant of children’s programs, when I grew up — I went to the Youth Club, and with the time, I myself began to assist in the Organization of different events and in the conduct of the activities as madrih-volunteer. In the Youth club I learned about the Volunteer movement of Sumi Volunteer Network “Community”.
I am interested in to be a volunteer and to be engaged in the community work.
The Volunteering has always been, it is and it will be important because it is a good way to help the people in need selflessly.
At the moment, I am an active volunteer of Sumi Volunteer Network “Community”, I assisted in the Organization and conduct of the many volunteer events. Here I found many new friends and like-minded.

Zaslavskaya Yulia
Zaslavskaya Yulia

I am fond of dancing and learn foreign languages.
I have got to the Volunteer Network through my acquaintances.

Kryvyi Rih | Ukraine
Zaslavskaya Yulia
Zaslavskaya Yulia
Kryvyi Rih | Ukraine

Zaslavskaya Yulia Eduardovna. 20 years old.
I am fond of dancing and learn foreign languages.
I have got to the Volunteer Network through my acquaintances.
It is necessary to help those who need the help and just to put yourself to the place of other persons. Not everybody has the opportunities the same that we have, and namely, for example, the material benefits therefore — “it is necessary not only to take, but also to be able to give”. And it concerns not only the material things
I like to help people because I don’t stand when someone suffers and if I understand that it is in my forces to make the person slightly really happier, then I do everything possible for this purpose.

 

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?

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.

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.

 

VALERIA SAMOSHINA
VALERIA SAMOSHINA

My name is Valeria Samoshina. I am a second-year student at the Institute of Philology of the Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University. I have many hobbies, I’ve been dancing …

Mykolaiv | Ukraine
VALERIA SAMOSHINA
VALERIA SAMOSHINA
Mykolaiv | Ukraine

My name is Valeria Samoshina. I am a second-year student at the Institute of Philology of the Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University. I have many hobbies, I’ve been dancing and playing in the Amateur Theater for many years, but volunteering is one of the main parts in my life. Volunteering for me is a way to help those who really need it, to give people anything that I have and do not expect something in return. Although it is impossible to help absolutely everyone, but I’m actively working to make this world a little bit better and kinder as well as to make people’s lives colorful!

Gurevich Valentin Grigorievich
Gurevich Valentin Grigorievich

My name is Valentin. I was born in 1956. I’ve graduated from Moscow State Mining University, specialty: civil engineering. I became a volunteer in 2015 and participate in “Master at …

Vinnytsia | Ukraine
Gurevich Valentin Grigorievich
Gurevich Valentin Grigorievich
Vinnytsia | Ukraine

My name is Valentin. I was born in 1956. I’ve graduated from Moscow State Mining University, specialty: civil engineering. I became a volunteer in 2015 and participate in “Master at Home” project. I believe that a person of any age may become a volunteer. There are no limits. If you are looking for your way, for something what is really interesting for you, then volunteering is the best way to prove yourself and to realize your potential.

Anna Shpunt (31 years old)
Anna Shpunt (31 years old)

I — am an eyechar in the IT company, but according to my profession, I am a psychologist.

Lviv | Ukraine
Anna Shpunt (31 years old)
Anna Shpunt (31 years old)
Lviv | Ukraine

I — am an eyechar in the IT company, but according to my profession, I am a psychologist. I am a volunteer with an experience, many years I volunteer in various projects in our Lviv Jewish community. Very much I like to take part in a project of Art and workshop in the Shabbat’s Guest direction, where we produce shabbat attributes (glasses and candlesticks) from clay for elderly people. Also I take an active part in the project “ It is good to be healthy” , I try to lead a healthy lifestyle and by my personal example I show to the others as it is cool!

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.

Natalia Iosub
Natalia Iosub

Natalia Iosub is in Emuna from her childhood, when she was four years old. She visited children’s creative studios and programs (a vocal, a molding, preparation for school). But she …

Minsk | Belarus
Natalia Iosub
Natalia Iosub
Minsk | Belarus

Natalia Iosub is in Emuna from her childhood, when she was four years old. She visited children’s creative studios and programs (a vocal, a molding, preparation for school). But she has achieved special achievements in the studio of the painting and in the literary creativity: her works were repeatedly published in the magazines of children’s creativity, organized by Emuna. In 2009 Natasha together with the other talented children had participated in the Republican Creative Camp, organized by Emuna. Together with her parents Natasha repeatedly visited the family camps and participated in  Shabbats, and participated in communal holidays. Natasha Iosub is a striking example of the young leader who has grown up in Emuna and is an illustration of the continuity of children’s and youth programs. The time went on, and children’s studios were replaced by the youth programs. Natasha attended the School of madrikhs, participated in the Shabbatons for young leaders, including the Easter project. Now Natasha is the participant of the AJT projects. Recently she has returned from Boston where she participated in the Annual International Conference 2016 BBYO. Belarus has been presented at such significant forum for the first time.

Gavriel
Gavriel

I am the observing person. Precepts are important and good deeds are important for me.

Mogilev | Belarus
Gavriel
Gavriel
Mogilev | Belarus

I am the observing person. Precepts are important and good deeds are important for me. To help elderly and needing people, to visit ill people, to teach children is mitsva. I don’t grudge the time for talking with old men and to play with children. Besides, I receive true pleasure from such communication.

Eugenia Danilova
Eugenia Danilova

I was born in town Penza, after school graduation I moved to St. Petersburg and entered there St. Petersburg State University of culture and arts to the speciality of cultural studies with the specialization in Geography.

Voronezh | Russia
Eugenia Danilova
Eugenia Danilova
Voronezh | Russia

I was born in town Penza, after school graduation I moved to St. Petersburg and entered there St. Petersburg State University of culture and arts to the speciality of cultural studies with the specialization in Geography. I studied the history and culture of different countries and peoples. During my studies I was working in different cafes and in guest service. After the graduation, without any hesitation, I finished the courses of Guide around the Europe, which gave me the opportunity to find a job in tourism, where I would be able to travel and always to learn something new. But in 2012, because of the personal problems I needed a change of the situation and, as the topic of my licence thesis was the culture of Latin America countries, I decided to go to Mexico as a volunteer. I took part in several social projects, and the experience that I’ve gained there, helped me to look at many things in a new way. Our most valuable resource is time and it’s very important for me to spend it with the maximum benefit, and to volunteer, making something good, useful, desired completely donated and then you, actually, get much more pleasure. Thanks to this trip, after my return, I decided not to be restricted only by the foreign volunteering and I am happy to participate in any local projects. I believe that the so-called “work for free” makes us very rich, it teaches us to be tolerant, kind, positive, energetic, and self-confident. In my opinion, this is an invaluable experience and an opportunity to be developed spiritually, morally, creatively, etc.

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.

Liza Shkreba
Liza Shkreba

Hello everyone! My name is Liza, and I am the coordinator of the animal assistance project (assistance to the Krasnodog animal shelter). All the inhabitants of our planet, including myself, …

Krasnodar | Russia
Liza Shkreba
Liza Shkreba
Krasnodar | Russia

Hello everyone! My name is Liza, and I am the coordinator of the animal assistance project (assistance to the Krasnodog animal shelter). All the inhabitants of our planet, including myself, see homeless animals every day, and I want to do at least something to help them. I found out 2 years ago that in our city there is a shelter for animals “Krasnodog”. Our volunteers and me went to help the shelter, and I was very impressed. I saw many injured animals, and they suffered from people’s behavior. When I had seen this, I wanted to show people what happens to those whom we do not care about. That’s how the project, which I coordinate, has appeared in our volunteer center.

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».

Grigory Borte
Grigory Borte

My name is Grisha. I have spent my school days in lyceum “A.S. Pushkin”, and after that have graduated from Economic Academy to Chisinau. For 8 years I have worked …

Chisinau | Moldova
Grigory Borte
Grigory Borte
Chisinau | Moldova

My name is Grisha. I have spent my school days in lyceum “A.S. Pushkin”, and after that have graduated from Economic Academy to Chisinau. For 8 years I have worked in National Bank in department of information security. Now I work as a product manager. Usually I have little free time, but when it appears, I spend it with friends playing developing board games. Now I am also volunteering in my free time. It is difficult for me to allocate something special in my volunteer activity, but I like to look at and to enjoy how children smile. I consider that everyone can change the world to the best!

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!

Ilya Meshkov
Ilya Meshkov

My life in the community began with the Sunday camp. With each new lesson I admired by the madrihs and I wanted to be like they are.

Khabarovsk | Russia
Ilya Meshkov
Ilya Meshkov
Khabarovsk | Russia

My life in the community began with the Sunday camp. With each new lesson I admired by the madrihs and I wanted to be like they are. With the time, I grew up and became a part of our community. Now I like to participate in different projects. Especially, I like the bake Halas for the grandparents of our community.

Ron
Ron

During two years I attend the Youth Club “Afifon”. All the guys there are very steep and it is cool to spend time with them, but I have never noticed that they go somewhere for sports.

Kazan | Russia
Ron
Ron
Kazan | Russia

During two years I attend the Youth Club “Afifon”. All the guys there are very steep and it is cool to spend time with them, but I have never noticed that they go somewhere for sports. For example, to try themselves in football, basketball, or somewhere else!
And I really wanted to organize the guys that they defeat among themselves, that would be very cool.
Why am I in the volunteering?
Because it is cool, and if the topic is interesting, as sport for example, so I get much pleasure of it. To promote the healthy lifestyle and, moreover, you can spend more time with good people!
Why is volunteering important?
I don’t know the answer to this question, but I can tell about myself, that if people do something, then they like it, besides volunteering helps to bring many new acquaintances and friendships that will be very useful for you in the future.

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.