The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about the establishment of International volunteer day to be celebrated on 5 December. The decree, published on the official Internet portal of legal information, effective from the date of signing – November 27, 2017.
“In accordance with the resolution of the UN General Assembly 40/212 of 17 December 1985 declaring 5 December as International volunteer day for economic and social development, decides: to set the Day of the volunteer (the volunteer) and to celebrate it on 5 December”, – stated in the presidential decree.
According to the Fund for support and development of philanthropy “CAF” in 2017 volunteer were involved in 22% of Russians. Often volunteers work in a charity (21%) and religious (14%) organizations. Most volunteers are young people aged 18-34 years. Volunteer work people are doing both low and high income levels.
We have previously reported that in 2017-2018 gg in Russia will introduce a unified standard for the development of volunteering (volunteering). In 2017, about 40 regions of the country will be the base for the introduction of the regional standard, in 2018 it will be introduced in all constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The standard includes measures to overcome organizational, legal, informational, methodological, infrastructural barriers, and various obstacles for promoting and funding volunteerism.
We will remind, in April 2017 DISLIFE launched the first Russian web service to provide volunteer assistance to people with disabilities “Volunteer DISLIFE”. Now the person that needs help can post on the portal DISLIFE request in one direction:
- To deliver food or medicines;
- To help in leaving the house;
- To take/give on the car;
- Delivery of products or medicines;
- Go for a walk;
Registered in the system, the volunteer can respond to the request and execute it.
Due to service “Volunteer DISLIFE” thousands of people with disabilities will be able to get vital assistance and support, and with them faith in themselves and in their abilities. Each person who will become a volunteer of this service, make one step towards acceptance of people with disabilities.