Students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades have begun receiving their volunteer books, to be followed soon by younger students also doing volunteer work.
“Each volunteer book includes the student’s personal data, photo and signature along with the issuing organization’s stamp,” explains Anastasia Strogaya, who teaches English and German at ILS and serves as administrator for the CAS program. “The books will contain a record of each student’s volunteer activities.”
The books will also indicate the student's volunteer areas and basic goals, as well as his or her duties and behavioral norms.
“Volunteer work has the very important goal of making life in society better through combined efforts,” notes ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. “In our school, volunteer work is a mandatory part of the educational process. Our students work as volunteers at school events as well as at city happenings, such as “Museum Night” and “Tiger Day”. Additionally, they work as translators at the Eastern Economic Forum and the Primorye Picture Gallery and participate in charity fairs to collect funds used to purchase important items for patients at Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital No.1’s Children’s Oncological Center.”