The Legal Status And Social Perception Of Volunteering In The Russian Federation

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The article deals with volunteering, considered as a crucial part of personal development, analysing its current status in the Russian Federation. The aim of the research is to offer an overall picture of volunteerism in Russia after six years from its first institutionalisation, taking into account the juridical status of volunteers and their social perception. The concept of volunteerism was introduced into Russian legislation by Federal Law No. 15-FZ “On the introduction of modification in different regulatory acts of the Russian Federation regarding volunteerism (volunteering)”, the content of which is summarised in the article. After a brief analysis of the current social perception of volunteering, particular attention is devoted to the activity of the Association of Volunteer Centres, founded in 2015 as a direct result of the involvement of volunteers in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The main tasks faced by the Association are enumerated and the programs which are currently being implemented are described taking into account their contribution to the development and spread of volunteerism in the Russian Federation. The collected data show the versatile nature of the activity of AVC, while the reported figures testify its achievements in the realisation of its mission. In conclusion, the current development of volunteering in the Russian Federation can be considered satisfying.

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31 March 2022

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978-1-80296-124-9

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European Publisher

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125

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Vigna-Taglianti, J., Esmurzaeva, Z., Kulamikhina, I., Demidova, O., & Zakotnova, P. (2022). The Legal Status And Social Perception Of Volunteering In The Russian Federation. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 284-293). European Publisher. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2022.03.35