Poroshenko signs law in support of volunteer movement in Ukraine

14:08, 30 March 2015
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law to contribute to the development of the volunteer movement in Ukraine and improve the quality of volunteer help, the press service of the head of state told an UNIAN correspondent on Monday.

UNIAN

According to the report, the Law No. 246-8 of March 5, 2015 regulates social relations associated with the implementation of volunteer activities in Ukraine.

The main objective of the bill is to ensure the effective regulation of legal relations that can arise during the implementation of volunteer activities in Ukraine, promote the development of the volunteer movement in Ukraine and improve the quality of volunteer help.

The law defines the directions of volunteer activities and the terms “volunteering” and “volunteer,” removes restrictions for volunteering organizations and institutions, clarifies the rights and responsibilities of volunteers and the organizations and institutions that engage volunteers, explains the features of recovery of costs associated with the provision of volunteer assistance, and other changes that will contribute to the development of volunteer activities.

The law also introduces amendments with respect to voluntary life and health insurance of volunteers for the period of volunteer aid by the organizations and institutions that engage volunteers.

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