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OUR VOLUNTEER – EVGENIA
OUR VOLUNTEER – EVGENIA

  Hello everybody! My name is Evgenia. A few years ago my family was in a difficult situation, and I asked the JCC Mazal Tov for help. There I became …

OUR VOLUNTEER – EVGENIA
OUR VOLUNTEER – EVGENIA
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

 

Hello everybody! My name is Evgenia. A few years ago my family was in a difficult situation, and I asked the JCC Mazal Tov for help.

There I became acquainted with the kind and sympathetic people of the Volunteer Movement. These are people who do good deeds every day. I am very cheerful and positive by nature, so I was interested in the Animators Club “Hag Sameah”.

After I had passed the School of Animators, I became one of the Club volunteers. Every week we come together to create entertainment programs for children and the elderly, actively participate in organization of holidays for community members.

Every month we visit nursing homes for elderly people and people with disabilities and show our programs, as well as arrange birthday parties for children from crisis families of the Jewish Family Service “JFS”. Now I’m the coordinator of the Animators Club direction, and I really like what I’m doing.

I get great pleasure giving smiles, laughter and happiness to people! To see the eyes, sparkling with joy, this is for what I want to create!

Olesya Petrova
Olesya Petrova

I became a volunteer, because it was always important for me to help people both mentally and physically. After all, if you have such an opportunity, energy and time, so …

Olesya Petrova
Olesya Petrova
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

I became a volunteer, because it was always important for me to help people both mentally and physically. After all, if you have such an opportunity, energy and time, so why not?

Once, I came to a charity event as a volunteer, I decided to expand my social circle. This has dramatically changed my life and now I’m regularly participating in various actions. This is an opportunity for me to make the world happier! But the most significant thing is a lot of positive communication with different people!

I became a volunteer because I feel that this is what I have to do. Volunteering makes me feel better, it gives me the feeling that you spent your day for a good reason.

I am a participant of the animators club “Hag Sameah”, and volunteering is an opportunity to realize my creative skills!

I am proud that I became a part of a large family of the volunteer “Doing Good, Ukraine!” movement!

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 …

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.

Oleg Pavlik
Oleg Pavlik

  Hello! My name is Oleg. I got acquainted with the volunteer movement at one of the city events. Volunteers then organized a children’s entertainment location, with interesting master classes. …

Oleg Pavlik
Oleg Pavlik
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

 

Hello! My name is Oleg. I got acquainted with the volunteer movement at one of the city events. Volunteers then organized a children’s entertainment location, with interesting master classes. And then I thought, “I, too, can teach good children!”. My passion is pottery. And it’s these skills that I now pass to children. I participate in all activities where you can place a potter’s wheel and share your skills. I also take part in environmental actions. And I am a volunteer for helping elderly people – to rearrange furniture, make repairs, fix furniture. I like helping! I feel right!

Viktor Karpov and Irina Petrovskaya
Viktor Karpov and Irina Petrovskaya

I am Viktor Karpov and this is my wife, Irina Petrovskaya. We have joined volunteer movement in 2012. As you can see, we have a special family, but that does …

Viktor Karpov and Irina Petrovskaya
Viktor Karpov and Irina Petrovskaya
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

I am Viktor Karpov and this is my wife, Irina Petrovskaya. We have joined volunteer movement in 2012. As you can see, we have a special family, but that does not make us stop to create and to give good! We actively participate in various volunteer activities, as well as provide a variety of assistance and help people with special needs to adapt and to live a full life. At the moment, we are coordinating the direction “Helping people with special needs.”

Margarita Nikulin
Margarita Nikulin

At the beginning of 2016 I passed the “School of volunteers” and was given the task to find an organization where I can approve myself as a volunteer and get …

Margarita Nikulin
Margarita Nikulin
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

At the beginning of 2016 I passed the “School of volunteers” and was given the task to find an organization where I can approve myself as a volunteer and get the practice of volunteering. I talked with some organizations, and then fate brought me to the Jewish Community Center “Mazel Tov” and in the volunteer movement “Do Good, Ukraine!” As in this organization I haven’t been met nowhere. Coordinator paid me much attention, and told me in details about different directions of volunteering. Before coming to the organization, I felt useless; they said me they have no occupation for me. But when I joined volunteer movement “Do Good, Ukraine!” I became able to try different directions, to help different people and children, and most of all, to spent time with the elderly. When I talked with old men in “Hesed” and geriatric boarding houses, I was resented by injustice, loneliness and ingratitude with which these people are facing in the end of their lives. I decided to lead the direction that helps old people in the volunteer movement and to gather a team of volunteers who will be able to visit the elderly and help them each week. My direction is developing, I am glad and thankful that I see and feel the support of volunteers and the community. I am sure that we will be able to help a lot of people!

Kirill Verbitsky
Kirill Verbitsky

Hi, everybody! My name is Kirill Verbitsky, I am 26 years old, I am an engineer. Having graduated from the institution, I was convinced that the studing doesn’t come to an end and I was interested in a subject of the self-education, in the development of the personal qualities and various skills.

Kirill Verbitsky
Kirill Verbitsky
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

Hi, everybody! My name is Kirill Verbitsky, I am 26 years old, I am an engineer. Having graduated from the institution, I was convinced that the studing doesn’t come to an end and I was interested in a subject of the self-education, in the development of the personal qualities and various skills. In the course of the accumulation of the useful knowledge I understood that this knowledge need to be shared and I decided to give the lectures of Itzhak Pintosevich’s materials. Giving lectures in the Jewish communal center I learned about the activity of the volunteer movement “Create Good Ukraine” and the youth Jewish club “Ose Tov” and have joined to them. Having become the participant, I regularly attended the meetings, deepened the knowledge of the Jewish tradition, participated in carrying out of the Shabbat and the Avdala evenings. During summer volunteer camp I have become friends with the guys- volunteers, I liked their activity and further I became the active participant of the volunteer actions. The Volunteer activity for me is an excellent opportunity to participate in good deeds, to meet remarkable and interesting people, and to develop as the personality.
Today, there aren’t a lot of communities helping the youth to learn the compassion in themselves, tolerance, mutual support and respectability, there are no places where you can find the friends, to be joined by something great, but the volunteer center — it is unambiguously such a place!

Olga Bilinskaya
Olga Bilinskaya

I heard about the volunteer activity in Zaporozhye long ago, but have participated only in separate actions — in collecting the things and few times, I even organized a campaign for children of orphans around the Crimea.

Olga Bilinskaya
Olga Bilinskaya
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

I heard about the volunteer activity in Zaporozhye long ago, but have participated only in separate actions — in collecting the things and few times, I even organized a campaign for children of orphans around the Crimea.
Also in 2009 I participated in the ecological actions with the organization “Charm”. I always liked active tourism, and now, we, with the guy, have even created the tourist organization “Need for travel”. We like to make new routes for travellings both in Ukraine, and in the foreign countries! And I can call the experience of the volunteering within our activity, it was organized ten bicycle trips across Zaporizhia region. And that it is possible to be engaged in the volunteering much more often, I have learned only several years later. And before, I didn’t even understand that I need it, as actually, I think, and to each of us. The acquaintance with “Create good, Ukraine” has happened in the summer camp of 2013 in the ethno-village. I have learned about it after my visit to the camp in the Kharkiv region. Now, at last, I have got acquainted with the Zaporozhye volunteers and have learned about the opportunities, opening in front of us! With the time I have learned that to volunteer — it is not only useful for environment and society, but also it is cheerful and informative for you! And though, I can’t call myself the active volunteer, for these 2 years I took part in programs for children and elderly people, and also in the various ecological actions in collecting garbage with “Create good, Ukraine”, in visits to hospitals, and also I took part in the plays staged in the volunteer theater “Krysha”. It is important and useful for the volunteers, I consider the opportunity to develop the colloquial skills of the foreign languages. It seemed to me earlier that there is too little time for the volunteering, but a busy schedule of the actions, want you or not – learns to find the time for everything and to treat each action especially! The volunteering for me is a mutual aid, the friends, and personal growth! The volunteering is a pleasant part of my life, and I hope, yours too!

Olga Korban
Olga Korban

Hi, everybody! My name is Korban Olya, I am 24 years old. I am engaged in volunteer activity only two years, however, surely I can tell that it has significantly affected all spheres of my life. I was included in the All-Ukrainian volunteer project “Create Good, Ukraine!” absolutely incidentally.

Olga Korban
Olga Korban
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

Hi, everybody! My name is Korban Olya, I am 24 years old. I am engaged in volunteer activity only two years, however, surely I can tell that it has significantly affected all spheres of my life. I was included in the All-Ukrainian volunteer project “Create Good, Ukraine!” absolutely incidentally. The coordinators have organized “School of volunteers” which purpose was acquaintance of people with the basics of the volunteering and the the directions which work in our city. Certainly, then I couldn’t imagine that I would remain not just for several occupations here, but for several years.
I consider the volunteer activity as a unique phenomenon, only here, giving something you receive twice more. It concerns also new knowledge in absolutely unexpected spheres, acquaintances to tremendous people, congenial, positive emotions and even deprivation of fears. As for me, despite awful fear of the public statements, during these years, thanks to trips to boarding schools and actions, I managed to cope with it a little. It is difficult to believe in it, but now I even sometimes provide various trainings and informative games for children-volunteers.
Now the volunteering in our country is more actual than ever. I am glad that in Ukraine there were so many people, not indifferent to others grief, it is a pity only that we have learned about it under so sad circumstances. In my understanding the volunteer is a certain similarity of “the universal soldier”: with the identical success, the same person can dig over the grandmother’s garden, sew a toy for the child, organize children’s holiday or the community work day. Volunteer activity helps not only to the needing segments of the population, but also to the volunteers, opening various sides of their character and finding talents about which they didn’t even suspect.
Finally, it would be desirable to tell that the most precious that the person has, is his time, energy and warmth, therefore, I admire not only by the children from our volunteer movement, but by the thousands of heroes unfamiliar to me who are ready to share all this with the people who suffer difficult vital circumstances!

 

Katya
Katya

I will begin from the very beginning, once I have thought that it would be possible to try myself as the volunteer, I looked for the suitable organization, but could not find it and everything has ended.

Katya
Katya
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

Hi, everybody! My name is Katya. The volunteer I became one and a half year ago and I can tell that volunteering became an integral part of my life. I will begin from the very beginning, once I have thought that it would be possible to try myself as the volunteer, I looked for the suitable organization, but could not find it and everything has ended. As it is told, everything is good in its season. The volunteer I became absolutely incidentally. One fine day, when I had nothing to do, the invitation to help with the cleaning in the office of hematology has arrived. And here it has begun – School of Volunteers, “Krysha” theater, the trips to an orphan school, a hospital clownery, an action “The Heart to Heart”, volunteer camp, etc. In the volunteer movement “Create Good, Ukraine” I have got new friends. Every time there are acquaintances to new interesting people. I can safely declare that “Create good, Ukraine” gives me a lot of the opportunities to develop. I became surer, better contact to people, more rationally, and, above all, , I spend the time with the advantage, I had had an aspiration to submit new heights, and I constantly study something (whether it is the hand-made articles or the skills how to occupy the attention of the audience). Volunteering – is unambiguous cool!

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.

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.

Anna Reznichenko
Anna Reznichenko

Reznichenko Anna, the coordinator of the ecological direction “Ekol”
My name is Anna Reznichenko and for one year already, I am a volunteer of “Create good, Ukraine!”. My way in this movement has begun with a joint trip of the volunteer tour to the village Ivanovka.

Anna Reznichenko
Anna Reznichenko
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

Reznichenko Anna, the coordinator of the ecological direction “Ekol”
My name is Anna Reznichenko and for one year already, I am a volunteer of “Create good, Ukraine!”. My way in this movement has begun with a joint trip of the volunteer tour to the village Ivanovka. After that I couldn’t leave this warm circle of the people who became me as a family for only several days of stay in the camp.
For a year of stay in the direction “Create good, Ukraine!” I have acquired a lot of knowledge and acquaintances, have visited many cities of Ukraine together with our friendly volunteer family. This movement opens in front of me very many opportunities for the self-realization which I wouldn’t get in any other place. “Create good, Ukraine!” differs in the improbable atmosphere, and also in opportunities for the realization of the ideas and plans. So, I have embodied the long dream and became the coordinator of the ecological club that gives me the chance to help the city and to embody my plans in reality. Thanks for this fine opportunity!
The volunteering is a fine opportunity for self-realization and for the search of your place in the world and society.

Anastasia Talismanchik
Anastasia Talismanchik

Once I have decided to be engaged in the vigorous volunteer activity, having aimed to change the world and to make it a little better. Once I have found in the Internet the information on holding an action of an ecological landing, “Pure Yagorlyk” in the Kherson region on May 1-5, 2015 where the volunteers are required, and I have gone there.

Anastasia Talismanchik
Anastasia Talismanchik
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

Anastasia Talismanchik, the coordinator of the “Help to Families, and the People Who Have Got into Difficult Life Situations” direction
Once I have decided to be engaged in the vigorous volunteer activity, having aimed to change the world and to make it a little better. Once I have found in the Internet the information on holding an action of an ecological landing, “Pure Yagorlyk” in the Kherson region on May 1-5, 2015 where the volunteers are required, and I have gone there. There, I have also got acquainted with the volunteer movement from the city of Zaporozhye “Create good, Ukraine!”
I liked this cheerful and fervent company very much. I have understood as far as it will broaden my horizons and will help to develop my organizing abilities, and I became the participant of the project. Then, I have seen as far as I like to help people, to do them happier, and also to promote the improvement of an ecological situation in the city. I think, that only on my own example, I will be able to teach people of tolerance, sensibleness and responsibility for themselves and the world around.

Alyona Burkova
Alyona Burkova

Hello! My name is Alyona and I am a volunteer with an experience of 5 years) Now I am the head of the Gym for the volunteers and their friends.

Alyona Burkova
Alyona Burkova
Zaporizhia | Ukraine

Burkova Alyona, the head of a volunteer gym, “Sport and Charity” project:
Hello! My name is Alyona and I am a volunteer with an experience of 5 years) Now I am the head of the Gym for the volunteers and their friends. Join our trainings! And be active and sporty in you life!