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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
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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12 Sep

The venue of the presentations is the “Socio-political Centre of the Mari El Republic”, Yoshkar-Ola, Gagarin perspective 8.

The presentations will run according to the following planning, from 16.00 until 18.00.

More information by telephone at +7 (8362) 31-44-10 or by email at opora1@gmail.com

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12 Sep

After getting knowledge and skills about tolerance, intercultural communication and the respect of culture, the participants of the project are now leading activities with youngsters of the Republic in schools and universities.

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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…)


Today I have participated on the Youth Festival of the National Cultures of the Mari-El. (more…)

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International Youth Camp Tramplin 2014 – With an eye of an EVS volunteer (Rudolf Ondruska, Hungary). (more…)