Volunteering as a Tool of Formation of Social and Cultural Space of the University

Yulia S. Obidina, Tatyana V. Smyshlyaeva, Pavel S. Kozlov


This article deals with volunteering as one of the tools of formation of social and cultural space of the university. Volunteering is regarded as volunteerism based on the ideas of selfless service of people. The reasons for creation of volunteering, the main sphere of the volunteerism, the terms of the development of volunteering in the university and in the region are analyzed. The importance of the formation of the legal consciousness within volunteerism is noted. The authors of the article view the opportunity to apply the volunteering in different ways – on the basis of both historical situation existing in the society, the influence of the volunteering on the personality of the youth, and the essential tool for formation of social and cultural space of the region as a whole. The conclusion of the serious influence of the volunteering on the formation of civic position, legal consciousness, patriotism, tolerance of the youth is made on the basis of the extensive social and cultural and cross-cultural studies.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s7p237

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