VOLUNTEERING AS A TOPIC ON THE EWF AGENDA
The Second Eurasian Women’s Forum will present the best Russian volunteering projects marked by the Federation Council members. According to Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council, volunteering as a humanitarian movement aimed at solving social, environmental and other socially significant problems will become a topic on the agenda of the forthcoming Forum.
“Volunteering has no age, national or political boundaries. Its feature is that three quarters of all potential volunteers are women. Thanks to their contribution, this movement has become so diverse, has swallowed up the entire planet, and now plays a huge role in solving a number of social and economic problems”, said Galina Karelova.
According to the senator, the Forum will include the discussion of new directions and opportunities of volunteering movement, including international one. The discussion will cover the experience in support of volunteering and its popularization in different countries as well as its social aspects. The presentations of the best volunteering practices will also take place there.
As stated by Galina Karelova, five first Russian projects have already got the chance to be presented at the Forum. They are the ‘I Believe in a Miracle’ project from Kaliningrad aimed at helping seriously ill children, project of the rescue students' corps from Krasnodar Krai, the environmental project called ‘Island of Dreams’, the ‘Social Tourism’ project by the so-called Voronezh silver volunteers, and the ‘Lamp’ project from Perm, which promotes volunteering through cinema.
The projects were marked by the Federation Council members following the results of the first phase of the volunteer marathon held on the eve of the Second Eurasian Women's Forum. The final phase of the marathon will take place in May 2018.
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov