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Friends of Zaryadye at the First All-Russian Forum of Culture Volunteers

26 August 2019
From August 23 to 25, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the All-Russian Forum of Cultural Volunteers “First. Cultural" was held in the Crimea. Participants of the Friends of Zaryadye project also took part in the forum.

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The forum was held in Sudak. He brought together 354 people from all over Russia. All of them are active and caring people who participate in volunteer activities in the field of culture and art, organizers of social and cultural projects, leaders of communities and organizations, representatives of various volunteer movements and employees of cultural institutions.


At the opening ceremony of the forum, Pavel Trekhleb, the director of Zaryadye park, has held a speech as part of the plenary discussion “Culture inspires. Volunteering Unites”. He emphasized the importance of the volunteers’ contribution to the development and continuous improvement of the park. The opening ceremony was held at Tavrida Dobro art quarter of Tavrida-ART festival of creative communities. “Zaryadye Park managed to become one of the best in the country and receive international recognition in a short time. We are always open for cooperation. The Friends of Zaryadye project is an important tool for development and improvement. Many ideas and initiatives of volunteers get response and are being implemented in the park,” said Pavel Trekhleb. Participants of Friends of Zaryadye have introduced the directions of the volunteer movement in Zaryadye park and shared their success stories.


Elizaveta Samsonova shared her story: two years ago, she came to the park as a volunteer and became an employee. Maria Lanovaya told that her path to Zaryadye also was from a volunteer to an employee. In their opinion, Friends of Zaryadye project is an excellent opportunity for personal fulfillment and employment.


Nikita Vinogradov shared that he successfully combines work and volunteering in the park. Nikita is an expert of scientific and educational Nature Center programs, at the same time he actively takes part in the new directions of Friends of Zaryadye project. For example, in digital environment.


The forum held lectures and workshops on intercultural volunteers interaction, improvement of urban areas, social entrepreneurship and inclusive volunteering in the field of culture, various educational programs.

The First All-Russian Forum of Culture Volunteers “First. Cultural” not only helps to engage people in volunteering and tells about different areas of this sphere but also forms partnership communities. The forum participants presented their best practices and exchanged social innovations and franchises in the field of culture and perhaps projects that were invented at the “First. Cultural”.
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