The message reads, in part:
“Your forum is held within the framework of the Year of Volunteers in Russia, and it should become an important event in the sphere of promoting volunteering activities among senior citizens.
I would like to point out that offering unselfish assistance and devotion are traditions that are deeply imbedded in Russia’s history. This noble cause always brought together sincere, energetic, empathetic people – regardless of their age or profession. Today, senior volunteers work with great dedication in a wide range of spheres. They assist those who need support and care, and share their rich life and professional experiences with them. Of course, senior volunteers also take pleasure in communicating with their younger colleagues and try to keep up their own youthful spirits together with a positive attitude.”
The list of the 3rd Russian Senior Volunteer Forum participants includes over 500 volunteers from various Russian regions. “Silver”, or senior, volunteers are volunteers who are over 50 years old.