About such centre of volunteers – Kherson foundation soldiers’ help – there is movie 'Eastern Borders'. It is shown the trip with volunteer Natalia, who is bringing necessary things to soldiers, who are situated on the southern border of Ukraine. Because after Crimea was annexed Kherson region became bordering region and was under huge risk of expanding by occupant’s military.
But all the territory of Ukraine is involved in this process. There were volunteers of Volunteering Centre in Chernihiv, who took speech about their work on XI International traveling festival of documentary movies about human rights Docudays.ua.
- Volunteering movement in Ukraine has started since activities in Maidan. Than non-governmental organizations started to provide initiatives to support people with food and cloths. Now they continue to work and helping soldiers from ATO and their families and for IDPs with not only food, but also it’s about protection systems, weapon etc, – said Tetiana Opryshko, representative of Volunteering Centre in Chernihiv.
There are two sides of this situation with volunteers in Ukraine. One – is good that people activated for voluntary work inside country. Because earlier it was popular just for youth who was participating in projects abroad, mostly in Europe, where volunteering movement is very popular. Now, at least, if you ask someone on the street what is voluntarism – he will say few words about that. But other, not very positive side of this is the reason. War, annexation of Crimea, problems with democracy – such hard moments, which woke up people to understand importance of helping each other and being human.
But it’s better now, than never.
So congratulations to all the volunteers all over the world!
Let your work be helpful and thankful!