• Oleksandr Рaladych Sumy State Pedagogical University named after A.S. Makarenko
  • Nataliia Varenia National Academy of Security Service of Ukraine
  • Alla Lazareva Odessa polytechnic state university



volunteer activity, volunteer, directions, functions, volunteer organizations


The academic paper examines the current state of the volunteer movement in Ukraine, which is assessed in the world as a unique phenomenon. It was thanks to volunteers that in 2014 the country retained its sovereignty, stopped Russian aggression in the east and resumed a capable army with a high morale. The relevance of the research is due to the fact that volunteering is one of the main forms of social activity of citizens in Ukraine. The purpose of the academic paper is to analyze the current state of the volunteer movement in Ukraine, its main directions and functions. Methods of comparative analysis and synthesis, typology, data monitoring, content analysis have been used to solve the purpose outlined. The content of the volunteer movement, the basic motives of peoples participation in volunteer activities have been studied. The main directions of the volunteer movement have been considered. It has been established that a characteristic feature of modern volunteering is that with a significant predominance of military volunteering, a return of charity in traditional areas is taking place. The basic functions of the volunteer movement from the point of view of the subjective approach and from the point of view of the society have been presented. An assessment of the state of the volunteer movement and trust in it has been given. It has been revealed that of all public institutions, people most of all trust the certain groups of volunteers, namely: those who help the army - 74%, those who help immigrants - 66%. The most famous Ukrainian volunteer organizations have been briefly described. The main problems of the volunteer movement development in Ukraine have been outlined. It has been concluded that the volunteer movement in Ukraine is gradually becoming an effective mechanism of self-organization of citizens.

Author Biographies

Oleksandr Рaladych, Sumy State Pedagogical University named after A.S. Makarenko

Graduate student of Sumy State Pedagogical University named after A.S. Makarenko, Specialist of the Department of Special and Inclusive Education of Sumy State Pedagogical University named after AS Makarenko, Sumy, Ukraine

Nataliia Varenia, National Academy of Security Service of Ukraine

Ph.D., National Academy of Security Service of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Alla Lazareva, Odessa polytechnic state university

Candidate of philosophical sciences, associate professor of psychology and social work, Odessa polytechnic state university, Odessa, Ukraine


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How to Cite

Рaladych O., Varenia, N., & Lazareva, A. (2021). MODERN DEVELOPMENT OF THE VOLUNTEER MOVEMENT IN UKRAINE. Pedagogy and Education Management Review, (2), 11–20.