International volunteering and development of the public sector




volunteering, public sector, charity, volunteer movement, civil society, volunteer initiative.


In the conditions of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine, the volunteer movement and public organizations have overcome many challenges. The public sector, represented by the volunteer movement, is currently playing an important role in this process. The crisis situation in Ukraine has led to the emergence of new ideas and the activa­tion of less visible non-profit organizations, bringing to the surface problems that have long been hidden in the depths of Ukrainian society. The aim of the article is to determine the essence of interna­tional volunteering and to define its impact on the develop­ment of the public sector in Ukraine. Scientific and empi­rical methods, such as: collection and compa­rison of infor­mation, a complex method of analysis, a method of synthesis and generalization to determine the impact of international volunteering on the development of Ukrainian public sectors, were used in the article. The main stages of global and Ukrainian volunteerism development have been analyzed. The impact of inter­national volunteering on public sectors in Ukraine has been substantiated. It has been proven that the state participates in international cooperation in the field of volunteering, cooperates with foreign countries and international organizations for the purpose of developing and spreading volunteerism, and concludes relevant international agreements with them.

Author Biographies

Natallia MIRKO, State University of Trade and Economics

PhD (Public Administration), Associate Professor of the Department of Public Administration

Liudmyla LADONKO, T.H. Shevchenko National University "Chernihiv Colehium"

Doctor of Science (Economics), Professor, Professor of Art Disciplines Department


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How to Cite

MIRKO Н., & LADONKO Л. (2023). International volunteering and development of the public sector. Foreign·trade:·economics,·finance,·law, 131(6), 128–140.