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You're reading: Neal Walker: Volunteering in Ukraine on par with EU, but needs support from the government

The
conflict in the east carries all of the traditionally tragic results
of war: people displaced, social budget diverted to defense,
psychological impact on citizens, etc. In addition, the Government
must rapidly take the actions necessary to meet the demands of
citizens for accountable, transparent and effective Governance.

How
do we define success, how do we achieve it, against such challenges?
To begin with, Ukrainian citizens must aspire and work to live in a
peaceful, prosperous and united Ukraine. Towards such an objective,
Government alone cannot succeed. Citizens must step forward, must
volunteer their services in any way they are able to do so, in order
to create the society citizens want. This is what volunteerism is all
about: taking personal action where you, as a citizen, perceive a
need, and doing what you can do, as an individual.

Reflecting
on the challenge, I thought it worthwhile to highlight the
substantive importance of volunteerism in the national context of
Ukraine.

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