This work aims to conduct an analysis of youth volunteering institutionalization features in modern Russian society. This research's methodological background is based on the principles of institutional and activity approaches that allow studying the practice of institutionalization, the main problems of functioning, and promising directions of youth volunteering development in modern Russia. It is found that volunteerism or volunteering in Russia is currently being formed as a social institution, and the level of Russian youth involvement in voluntary movement is significantly lower than similar showings of Western European countries. The author identifies social, economic, and psychological factors that hinder the development of youth volunteerism in modern Russian society, related to the low standard of living of a significant part of Russian youth and the high level of distrust to organized forms of charitable and voluntary activities.

Biografia do Autor

Yuriy G. Volkov , Southern Federal University

Doctor of Philosophical Science, Professor, Head of the Department of Theoretical Sociology and Methodology of Regional Studies, Institute of Sociology and Regional Studies, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia. 

Vitalii V. Ovsii , Southern Federal University

Postgraduate Student, Institute of Sociology and Regional Studies, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia. 


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