Volunteer movement of Sumy State University (SSU) has a long history. It was established by students, who proposed to unite people, aiming for charity in 2006. Therefore, they initiated and managed a lot of acts of charity and various projects.

Each year the number of our volunteers grows. For example, about 60 freshmen wanted to become a volunteer of SSU in 2014. In 2017, this number increased to 200 people. It’s worth to mention, that volunteers’ schedule is rather eventful: visits to the orphanages and residential care facilities around the whole region, charitable actions of various type, activities aimed at welfare and cleanliness of the street of native town, etc. Volunteers are actively involved in promoting healthy lifestyles, including different actions against smoking. In recent years, volunteers have visited residential institutions for orphans and children with disabilities almost every month. Volunteers prepares entertainment shows and humanitarian aid for each establishment. Our students joint with the social services of our town have organized and conducted more than 15 actions such as “The Heart for a Child”, “Let’s Help Rural Schools”, “Mercy”, “Give Children Your Smile”, “From Heart to Heart”.

Each year we congratulate veterans of the Second World War and labor veterans on holidays, inviting them on solemn meetings at the university or, on contrary, visiting them personally. They just give everyone a good mood, free hugs, greetings or more.

The number of good deeds grows every year. Since 2017, the volunteers have initiated and implemented a project, promoting inclusive literature for students of primary school. Also, we help Sumy Animal Protection organization constantly. We are inspired and full of new plans.

The volunteer team of SSU is a winner of the numerous competitions, festivals. It has many certificates of acknowledgement and diplomas. Sumy State University became a winner of the contest for the best volunteer organization among the HEIs of the I-IV levels of accreditation (the certificate awarded by the Sumy City Council) in 2010. In 2015, our volunteer team was awarded with the certificate by the mayor of the city for the development of the volunteer movement in our town. SSU received another award for voluntary help to orphans and children with disabilities from the Director of the Department of Education and Science of Sumy Regional Council the same year. In 2018, the volunteers of the university were awarded with the certificate for the video that won the contest for the creative digital works. The contest was organized within the communication campaign on support for the tolerance and mutual understanding "Come to Respect", initiated by the International Center for Policy Studies supported by the UNDP in Ukraine.

Our volunteers initiated and held the first International Forum among the like-minders from other education institutions. The aim was to unite and increase the efforts of the volunteers of the leading universities. The key subject of the Forum was the assistance to people with disabilities, support for the orphanages and residential care facilities, caring for veterans of the Second World War and еру labor veterans. Also, the volunteers of SSU cooperate with the Red Cross Society and the Youth Friendly Clinic.

So, as you can see, the volunteers of Sumy State University have a wide range of socially important activities.

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