• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site

Book chapter

Russia

P. 187-200.

Today in Russia a number of initiatives to involve citizens in the volunteer
activities of NGOs at the federal level exist. One of the most striking examples
is sports volunteering – the Olympic volunteer movement and the Sochi 2014
Volunteer Training Centers. Nine years before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic
Games, Volunteer Training Centers were installed as nonprofit organizations. Their
structure was transformed into the Association of Volunteer Centers of Russia. In
recent years, Russia has hosted several major international events that have all
involved volunteers. To improve programs for working with volunteers and to
increase the number of volunteers and the quality of their work, it is necessary to
have information about the motivation and expectations of volunteers, the result of
their work, and how they use their volunteer experience. The program initiated to
train and educate the volunteers for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games has turned out
to be very useful. The program has measures to support and motivate volunteers of
the Olympic and Paralympic Games.