The final event of the Year of Volunteer in Russia is the International Volunteer Forum. It will be held 2nd-5th December in Moscow and dedicated to the National and International Volunteer Days.
15.000 volunteers from Russia and other countries will take part in the event.
Online registration: volunteers2018.ru
Active volunteers from all over the world can become a part of the forum. About 500 foreign volunteers will participate in the event.
The program of the forum is being made according to the recommendations given by the volunteers and public organizations; it’ll consist of business, practical and cultural sections.
Thus, 2nd December the participants will visit some charity foundations, social and non-profit organizations: they’ll learn about the peculiarities of social, hospital, ecological, medical and event volunteering and will provide any possible assistance where help is needed.
The Useful (Practical) Program has become traditional for major events of the Year of Volunteer. Let us recall that in the framework of the Big Summer Festival of Volunteers held in June more than 100 good deeds were done at orphanages, hospices, boarding schools and hospitals.
3rd-4th December the forum will be continued with the Business Program held in the VDNKh pavilions. It will include discussions, master classes given by the leading experts in civic activism and volunteering, sessions on networking and international cooperation, exposition of public communities and social initiatives, charity fair, final congresses of Russian volunteer associations.
The International Volunteer Forum will end 5th December with a gala concert at CSKA Arena (VTB Ice Palace).
Outcomes of the Year of Volunteer and the winners of the “Volunteer of Russia 2018” Russian Contest will be announced at the celebration event.
2018 was proclaimed the Year of Volunteer in the Russian Federation by President Vladimir Putin on 6th December 2017 at the gala concert dedicated to the first National Volunteer Day.
The Year of Volunteer is aimed to increase the number of people involved in active social and civic life as well as to set a new pace of development of the volunteer movement.