Most active young people from Chisinau awarded at Municipal Festival of Volunteers


The merits of the most active young people from the municipality of Chisinau were rewarded at the first Municipal Festival of Volunteers, which was held as part of the 2023 Youth Year celebrations. Twenty-two young volunteers of NGOs, youth centers and initiative groups were awarded, IPN reports.

“I was glad to hear that over 50 applications were filed to the contest. This shows that there is interest in volunteering. That’s why we aim to turn the Municipal Festival of Volunteers in Chisinau into a tradition. In order to promote volunteering, the Chisinau City Hall, through the agency of Youth Centers of the capital city, offer young people the possibility of becoming involved in volunteering and of developing the skills needed in life,” said mayor general Ion Ceban.

According to him, a number of municipal subdivisions will be soon accredited as volunteer hosting institutions so as to enable young people to practice as volunteers and to gain experience within the local public administration.

Through the agency of the volunteers empowerment program, young people from Youth Center enjoy a mentoring program and support in personal development. Over the past four years, the Chisinau Municipal Youth Center issued about 350 volunteer cards and engaged over 2,000 volunteers in different projects.