A volunteer's journey


Sochi - Luxembourg - Minsk. Maria Krischanovich had to make this journey to understand that for her volunteering is much more than just a hobby! Having once joined this international movement, she decided to connect her life with it to be able to help other young people find themselves in this wonderful world of kindness, care, new knowledge, acquaintances and opportunities! This way she became a member of a large and friendly family of League of Youth Voluntary Service. Now volunteering is her job.

 


League of Youth Voluntary Service is a non-profit non-governmental youth organization which was created to promote volunteer movement in Belarus. The organization was founded by a team of proactive young people who wanted to make the values of the non-formal education and volunteering better known by the Belarusian youth. LYVS was registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus on February 16, 1994.

The work of the organization is always aimed at addressing the challenges that exist in the society and caters for the needs of young people. In all its programmes and projects LYVS emphasizes the values of non-formal education, volunteering and intercultural cooperation. More than 500 young people from various regions of Belarus take part in LYVS’ programmes annually. You will learn more from Maria Krischanovich, international projects coordinator with the organization.


Why do people volunteer? This question still interests me. Probably because everyone has his or her own personal story. So athletes become actors, linguists become hospital clowns, retired people become teachers. Talking for myself, I realized that volunteering is a unique opportunity to discover previously unknown facets of your personality! And what could be more tempting? Maria Krischanovich knows exactly what I'm talking about. Volunteering in Luxembourg has utterly changed her life and now Masha helps young Belarusians, as well as foreigners, to participate in the programs of the League of Youth Voluntary Service. By the way she already has a whole collection of funny stories about foreign volunteers in Belarus. She shared some of them with us.


There are people still, who think that volunteering is a sacrifice for the benefit of society. But this is just another myth that should be dispelled. Volunteering means new friends, exciting events, unforgettable adventures, progress and development, new competences, skills and experience. In fact, it is not at all difficult to become a volunteer; all it takes is your desire, because volunteering has no boundaries. And it's never too late to try, especially since there are so many inspiring stories! Maria Krischanovich, international projects coordinator of League of Youth Voluntary Service will continue on the topic.

 


Volunteering in Belarus goes back a long way. However, 10-15 years ago few people understood who volunteers were, what they did, and most importantly what their goal was! Today, thousands of young people in our country are involved in this movement. The success and effectiveness of many public organizations and social institutions depends on their efforts. Moreover, every year more and more people join the volunteer movement. After all, everyone can change the world!

Prepared by Helen Bells 

Photos provided by Maria Krischanovich

 
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