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We are proud to present you vcfsu.org website! Here is collected all the information about the activity of FSU volunteer centers. On the website pages you may find many interesting articles about the beginning of volunteer movement in different countries and cities, what projects there are at the moment, how are they developing, and many more.

Volunteer stories

On vcfsu.org you may check out personal stories of volunteers about how they started their volunteer activity, who supports them, and what does volunteering mean to them. Also you may find out in what projects they are involved, and what do they do in everyday life. Enjoy reading volunteers’ stories in a special website section.

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Volunteers
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?

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.

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.

BREUS TATIANA, 76 YEARS
BREUS TATIANA, 76 YEARS

A few years ago I started to collect documents for the “Claimes Conference” and asked Menorah for help, since I had to translate documents into English, which I do not …

Yekaterinburg | Russia
BREUS TATIANA, 76 YEARS
BREUS TATIANA, 76 YEARS
Yekaterinburg | Russia

A few years ago I started to collect documents for the “Claimes Conference” and asked Menorah for help, since I had to translate documents into English, which I do not speak. I am very grateful to the volunteer who spent time with me and helped me a lot.

Since I am an active person and I always respond to any suggestions to do good to people, I gladly agreed to Elena Rodionova’s proposal to become a volunteer. Now I communicate with people and tell the information about the programs to other wards of social programs. I am working, of course, to the best of my ability, because my health is not good.

Today it is necessary to be a volunteer, because so many people need help both for health reasons and because they do not have relatives who could help them. I feel that I’m doing something important.

Frida Alexandrovna Novgorodova (Unikel)
Frida Alexandrovna Novgorodova (Unikel)

Frida Alexandrovna Novgorodova (Unikel), 71 years old. Currently retired. Frida Alexandrovna is fond of knitting and cooking. She also likes working in the garden. She has actively involved in community …

Nizhny Tagil | Russia
Frida Alexandrovna Novgorodova (Unikel)
Frida Alexandrovna Novgorodova (Unikel)
Nizhny Tagil | Russia

Frida Alexandrovna Novgorodova (Unikel), 71 years old.

Currently retired. Frida Alexandrovna is fond of knitting and cooking. She also likes working in the garden.

She has actively involved in community activities for more than 10 years. At first, she called the wards by phone and informed them about community events. She took part in the preparation of joint projects for the “golden” age members of the community.

Then she worked as a patroness, as long as her state of health allowed her.

Participation in the volunteer movement makes Frida feel her own importance and necessity for society. Being active does not allow her to stay at home and concentrate on her problems.