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Director's blog
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Dear colleagues and visitors, welcome to the official website of the “OPORA ” public organization!

Here you will find all the necessary information
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Our events
1 Aug

Just closed “Tramplin”, Opora’s camp for children, devoted to survival in nature

Try to watch it from outside and probably you will not see anything but chaos, an indistinct confusion. Come closer, come a little bit closer and, maybe, that sense of confusion will not abandon you. Here, this is the confusion of the Beauty, since in “Cosmos” Harmony lives, in “Chaos” Beauty. And this is Tramplin’s Chaos. Read more »

26 Jun
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The first half of 2018 has been full of interesting events and good news for our organization in terms of international cooperation and projects! We wanted to share with you some of our achievements. Read more »

7 Dec
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We are very happy about the success of the last meeting of our Travelers’ Club which was held on 28th November at the coworking centre КОНТОРА and gathered more than 30 people. The first part was presented by Arthur in the form of a little quizz, which constisted in 20 questions about the history and culture of the States ; the winner got her reward in cookies (Starbuck’s recipe). Read more »

27 Oct

Two volunteers of Opora have participated to the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) which took place throughout Russia and in the seaside city of Sochi from 13th till 22nd October 2017.

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12 Sep
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Региональная молодежная общественная организация «Опора» ищет добровольцев EVS из стран программы для проекта, начиная с февраля 2018 года. Крайний срок подачи заявок: 20 сентября (для истечения срока Erasmus + 4 октября) Read more »

11 May

Opora is once again looking for volunteers to our summer camp in tents. This year the camp is divided into two parts: Scout Tramplin from 5th to  14th July, and Art Tramplin from 17th to 26th July.

The camp takes place on the bank of the Bolshaya Kokshaga river, about 90min from Yoshkar-Ola in the Mari El Republic, Russia.
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5 May
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Since 2005 the Regional Youth Public Organisation Opora in the Mari El Republic runs an international summer camp in tents, TRAMPLIN, for children from difficult social background.

The aim of the camp is to provide children from difficult social background with an opportunity to socialise through education and group activities organised by an international group of volunteers.

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16 Jan

Last Thursday, the Youth Palace of the Mari El Republic has hosted the final evaluation of the project “Identity and globalization – challenges for youth initiatives”, Read more »

5 Dec

5th of December – International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (IVD)
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26 Oct

Within the project “Challenges of social change” teachers, social educators and volunteers that are working with children from orphanages and centers for children met with experts of the field of non-formal education and discussed the development of joint projects.

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Our volunteer Sara Jankovzki has taken part in the Mid-Term Meeting (MTM), a training for EVS volunteers in Russia to meet each other and reflect together on their experience. The MTM took place on 21st-23rd June in the small city of Rostov Veliky in the region of Yaroslav, about 200 km north of Moscow.


«Various programs, helpful, motivating people, language challenges, development of skills – these words come to my mind when I think about the last one month, since I have arrived to Yoshkar-Ola to work as a volunteer at the organisation of Opora.»



For two months, Nastya, Ksenya, Karina and Veronika have been involved in their European Volunteer Service (EVS, in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme) in three European countries. Let’s get to know more about their projects and what their lives look like.



Paula Godori Ribo has been one of our foreign volunteers at the summer camp Tramplin 2017. She tells us about her experience. (more…)

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For me the best thing about Tramplin is, that it’s a world on it’s own.

If you are not the person needing to organize everything and communicating with the ‘outer world’ all the time (about transport, food, …) (more…)


My name is Arthur, I come from Paris, France, and I’ve participated in an EVS project within the NGO Opora in Yoshkar-Ola, Russian Federation, from November 2015 to October 2016.



My name is Sonya and I’m a teenager from Belgium.


Three weeks ago I started my journey to Russia to do an EVS (European Voluntary Service) at Opora in Yoshkar-Ola. (more…)


My European Voluntary Service at the youth NGO Opora started in February 2015 and lasted until September 2015 – and what a service it was! (more…)


On this week Tuesday (26.11.2014), I have participated on a seminar in Zvenigovo. (more…)