International Volunteer Day
International Volunteer Day is celebrated every year on the 5th of December; it is established by the UN General Assembly in 1985. This day is dedicated to volunteers who provide free assistance in various spheres of life for the society benefit.
This day was chosen to sum up the implementation of the project on creation of Polistovsky Reserve’s Friends Club, because in conservation of native nature really lots can be done by volunteers. The project started in June and was supported in the framework of the All-Russian Contest of prevention programs in the field of mental health of children and teenagers "Healthy Generation".
On Saturday, December 5, there was a celebration, which summed up the project activity, and also the work of all those who took active part in the project was marked during the event. Thanks were expressed to Tsevlo village residents, who conduct master classes and excursions introducing children to the local culture and history, and to all those who supported the organizational part of the project and responded to the invitation to cooperate.
The children who took the most active part in the life of the Club of Friends participate in master classes, actions and other events did not remain without attention. At the celebration they told about their achievements in the children's summer environmental expedition "Rodnik" and the participation in the International Ecological Congress of Friends of protected islands, where, incidentally, Polistovsky Reserve's Friends Club became the winner of the 1st degree in the competition of the implemented projects "Friends of protected islands". After the award ceremony everyone could play an ecological game based on the comic "Khraniteli".
Also at the celebration the head of the center "Youth" Svetlana Petrova made a speech, and young volunteers taken part in various socially significant actions and events this year were awarded.
It should be noted that this is only the start of the project “Polistovsky Reserve’s Friends Club”, it will continue its activities, and the team of the Club is always open to new ideas, suggestions and feedback.
It should be added that during the celebration the young singers from Bezhanitsky regional center of culture were creating a good mood for everyone: the group "Nepodarochki”, Cristina Pukhova and Alexei Petrakov with wonderful poems. Traditionally event ended with a cup of tea and pies.
We thank all participants and guests, and see you again in Polistovsky Reserve’s Friends Club!