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Interregional youth social movement of support of voluntary initiatives SFERA

(SFERA Movement)

description of organisation

Interregional youth social movement of support of voluntary initiatives “SFERA” has been established in March 2007 by uniting the efforts of youth non-governmental organizations from different subjects of Russian Federation. The geographical representation of “SFERA” movement is constantly expanding and nowadays it is represented in 23 regions.
The aim of the organization is development and support of youth initiatives by providing young people with access to volunteering regardless of nation, religious, social status and disadvantages. The main activities are: international voluntary workamps, EVS and other long-term voluntary projects for youth, educational activities for youngsters and organizations involved in social service, promotion campaigns of volunteering, charity and social services. The most of the organizational activities allow to exchange experiences, knowledge and skills between youth from EECA, European Union and other countries of the World in order to inspire a sense of solidarity, tolerance and mutual understanding.
SFERA movement operates at European level by organizing common projects and events with permanent partner organizations from all over the Europe. There are 83 permanent partners from all EU member countries and all EECA countries as well as from other parts of the world.
Furthermore SFERA movement is a Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), a member of Alliance of European Voluntary Organizations, a member of National Youth Council of Russia (NYCR) and a partner of Service Civil International (SCI).
Since 2007 SFERA is one of the official multipliers of "Youth in Action" programme in Russia.
Organization has a democratic structure with the board which consists of young activists experienced in organizational activities. The staff of the organization also consists of young people. Nowadays there are 5 staff members and 7 permanent volunteers in SFERA.
The headquarter is situated in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Geographical obstacles
Economic obstacles
Cultural differences