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Volunteer service contributes to the well-being of an individual and the community and is usually coordinated by a non-profit or public sector organization, and usually it does not pay any salary or wage. However, there are programs where volunteers (especially for international programs) in which accommodation, meals, flights, and sometimes a small amount of money is provided.

There are plenty of areas of need within Moscow and if there is an organization that interests you, inquire to see if there are volunteer opportunities with that organization. Moscow's volunteer organizations seem less open to outside volunteers than in some other countries, but opportunity exists. Some worthwhile organizations are: Maria's Children, the International Women's Club, and various dog shelters. For a more complete list of organizations, go to or

Other opportunities include CCUSA - Camp Counselors Russia: The Russia Camp Program offers people the opportunity to spend their summer volunteering in Russian youth camps. During the 4 or 8 week sessions American counselors learn about Russian life, culture and in return educates Russian children and staff about American culture. Contact:
CCUSA - Camp Counselors Russia
2330 Marinship Way, Suite 250
Sausalito, CA, 94965
Web Site:

You might also look at our other articles on Summer Jobs and Internship abroad on the left column of this page.

Update 25/10/2010


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