The Gorchakov Fund is participating in the international forum of volunteers in Perm
The international forum “Volunteer of Russia 2015” is taking place in Perm. The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund is participating in its work.
According to organizers of the conference, that platform has been bringing together participants from majority of constituent territories of the Russian Federation since 2012. In 2015, over 500 people from 83 regions of the country – representatives of NGOs, educational institutions, business companies, governmental agencies and experts in the field of volunteerism – came to Perm.
During the panel discussion” New vectors of the national strategy in development of volunteerism”, advancement of socially important initiatives in Russia and issues of social partnership for more effective development of volunteerism were discussed. Executive Director of Vector of Friendship Union and Chairman of Perm Center for Development of Volunteerism Olga Zubkova noted: “We are talking about professional volunteerism. In order for it to develop effectively, state financial support is required. Volunteers are not a separate category of people, it is all of us”.
Cooperation between the government and NGOs, development of fundraising and youth volunteerism, interaction of business with the “third sector” and work of volunteers under emergency conditions were also discussed.
On November 26, the 8th session of the International Conference “Volunteerism – a technology of social transformations” will be held within the framework of the forum.
The forum is held by the Government of the Perm region and Perm Center for Development of Volunteerism with support of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.