More than 60% of Russians have expressed willingness to become volunteers

In this case, as found by sociologists, one in four respondents over the last month have provided grant aid to other people or organizations. Helping older people or those on home quarantine 15 per cent of survey participants. Still didn’t help, but want to help – 85 per cent. 89 percent know about the volunteers who assist in a pandemic, about 77 percent evaluate volunteering as “substantial assistance”.

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However, a third of survey participants or nearly 35 per cent admitted that they were not prepared to assist people in conditions of isolation or quarantine. Among the reasons for the unwillingness to help – fear for their health and safety (about 34 percent), the employment (12 percent) were undecided or “don’t know” – 14 percent.

But among volunteers willing to help – the range of possibilities and desires. According to VTSIOM, about 50 percent of potential volunteers willing to help with delivery of medicines and products, 42 per cent said it was ready to help in solving domestic problems, 8 percent are ready to provide remote assistance with the maintenance and repair of gadgets. Deliver those who deliver food, medicines, ready 38%, to give people information about ways of transmission of coronavirus and prevent 37 percent, to help the authorities and law enforcement agencies in clarifying the chain of contacts of people infected with infection – 37 percent.