Volunteering

At Salem Social Village we are actively developing a volunteer movement, which aims to encourage students and young people to take their place in the community through charitable activities, playing a part in tackling social problems. Our volunteers are involved in many social projects within the Salem Social Village, and are also active with other partner charitable organizations in the city. We see volunteering, empowering people through giving them practical opportunities to help others, as one of the most important aspects of what we do at Salem Social Village.

What Do Volunteers Do?

Here is a selection of some of the activities that our volunteers get involved in:

  • Volunteer Club – this has been running since November 2013 and each week around 20-30 volunteers meet together for discussion and training.
  • ‘World Without Limits’ Social Club – this is a place where people with disabilities come and spend time together – talking, playing games, singing and having fun. It started in January 2013 and meets twice each month with around 25 club members, supported by up to 20 volunteers.
  • State hospital for children with psychological and neurological problems – each month, 15-20 volunteers spend time with children at this hospital who have complex disabilities, playing games and giving them positive stimulation.
  • State transitional centre for children – our volunteers regularly visit this centre where children who have become homeless can stay whilst more permanent arrangement are made. The volunteers spend time with the children, playing games and having fun.
  • Other social and charitable events and projects – our volunteers get involved with state initiatives for planting trees to improve the city; promoting health and healthy living; organising cultural events and celebrations to mark holidays; and state events for helping the disadvantaged.

How can I become a volunteer?

Joining the growing ranks of volunteers at Salem Social Village is something everyone can do! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with us, come to the Volunteer Club, every Thursday in the Salem Social Café at 3.30pm, or contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Maxim Pak, at maxim@salemunion.kz or by phone on 31-84-24.