25 young people were awarded badges of distinction.
Last week, St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov awarded 25 best volunteers with distinction badges. The award was established for young people engaged in socially important volunteering activities for more than two years.
St. Petersburg could be called a volunteering capital of Russia, social activists take part in all important events. Volunteers also help people in their everyday life, for example, they consulted TV viewers about the transition to digital television.
Alexander Beglov, Governor of St. Petersburg, said: ‘We have more than 80 thousand volunteers who help city residents. More than 50 thousand of them work on a regular basis. They are young, 18-20 years of age. Plus there are volunteers among school students. First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your kindness’.
This year, volunteers will take part in the 75th anniversary of the Victory in World War 2 events and help fans during the Euro Football Cup matches. They are also expected to assist during the population census.
Photo anf video: St. Petersburg TV channel