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April 25, 2021 12:01 pm

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Volunteers can help people with disabilities, lonely retirees, low-income families and animals.

No charitable foundation can do without the help of volunteers. Volunteers help organize events, take care of lonely retirees or stray animals, and share their professional skills and experience free of charge. We will tell you how else Muscovites can help participating non-profit organizations charity service

Find a new home for animals from the shelter

Non-profit animal protection organizations constantly need the help of caring people to walk pets and put things in order on the territory of shelters. In addition, volunteers can come to take pictures of the animals, share them on social networks, or help find a new home for the shelter.

The help of volunteers is also required in organizing events. In May, the charity fund for the protection of animals “Virta” will hold the traditional exhibition-attachment of animals “We must take!” To take part in the fund’s volunteer program, just write about it by e-mail:

Participate in the festival “Good people”

To always be able to turn to volunteers for help, charitable foundations often create their own volunteer associations. One example is the Movement is Life Foundation, which helps children with diseases of the musculoskeletal system. The organization created a volunteer club “Good Day”, which has already been joined by more than 60 volunteers. Volunteers help in organizing and coordinating the annual festival of civic engagement and charity “Kind People”, collecting funds for the fund’s projects during charity concerts. They also conduct educational work, telling benefactors about the fund’s programs, and participate in attracting and searching for new partners. All volunteers are given a form and a volunteer book, where all the good deeds they have done will be noted. To join the club, you must fill out a volunteer application Online fund.

Become a pro bono volunteer

Volunteers can not only provide physical or material assistance, but also support charitable activities through their professional skills and abilities – this type of volunteering is called pro bono, or intellectual volunteering.

The Zhivi Charitable Foundation helps children with hematological diseases. The fund’s employees and wards constantly need any volunteer help, and among specialists, layout designers, journalists, SMM-managers, photographers, designers, artists, drivers and lawyers are in particular demand. Volunteers also help in holding events, become blood and bone marrow donors for the wards of the foundation. Anyone can fill out questionnaire, indicating in it what kind of help they are ready to provide. The volunteers who have sent the application will be added to the base of volunteers of the Live Foundation, after which they will receive email notifications about current volunteer vacancies.

Bring groceries to the needy

Organizers of food aid projects for people in difficult life situations often turn to volunteers for help. Volunteers are engaged in delivering food packages to the addresses of lonely pensioners, people with disabilities and low-income families. The Donate Food charity project has launched the Charity Delivery program, which provides hot meals to lonely pensioners and people with disabilities. Now people in need in Moscow receive about 1,100 meals every month. Project volunteers deliver them six days a week. On average, one volunteer visits three addresses that are within walking distance of the lunch pick-up location. To join the project volunteer team, fill out the application using the link in the profile header on the social network “Instagram” or find out more in the account of the charitable foundation in Facebook.

The Charitable Service is a platform where you can quickly and safely donate to a charitable organization’s program. Only verified charities are hosted on the platform. The townspeople themselves determine the amount and choose the program they want to support. Reports on where the funds were spent can be viewed on the website “Soulful Moscow”.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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