5th of December is the International Volunteers Day.
For example, in the USA 52% citizens spend some spare time working as volunteers in public organizations. This day is а professional holiday for them. The situation in Ukraine differs а lot. The majority of citizens doesn’t know what the word “volunteer” means. Some people were involved in voluntary work in the public organizations and official institutions but even they don’t celebrate this important date.
Team of Donetsk Volunteer agency decided to change the situation and make popular the work of people who devote their time, energy and skills to help other people. Every volunteer needs support and want his/her efforts to be appreciated. The Volunteer agency invited public organisations which have volunteers and take care of them as well as present and future volunteers to celebrate the International Volunteers Day.
During the event the volunteers told about their activities in the organisations, shared their impressions and work experience. The novices had the opportunity to get acquainted with the services provided by the Volunteer agency and all of them participated in а funny quiz “Facts and fictions about volunteers”.
Charitable Fund “Caritas” and Resource Center «Bridge» thanked the youngsters who took part in the action devoted to the International AIDS Day. They were interested in cooperation and coordinated work aimed at development of the volunteer movement in Donetsk region.