One of the important directions of scientific and educational activities of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy is working with volunteers.
The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy N. Nazarbayev, declared 2019 the Year of Youth. As Elbasy noted in his speech on January 24, 2019 at the opening ceremony of the Year of Youth: "Today's young generation, raised in the spirit of independence, is our hope for the future, a solid support."
The logical continuation of the Youth Year became 2020, President of Kazakhstan K.-Zh. Tokayev declared the Year of Volunteer. Volunteering is a direction that develops the activity of young people in the social sphere. As the President of Kazakhstan K.-Zh. Tokayev announced in his speech: "The very essence of volunteering is to do something out of good intentions - corresponds to our national traditions and values. Volunteering is not just a free job, but an indicator of citizens' responsibility and willingness to change the world for the better".
Currently, volunteering in Kazakhstan has moved to a new stage of development. The younger generation has already come to understand that voluntary work for the benefit of society is necessary for everyone and is one of the conditions for a successful life of the whole country.
Innovative technologies help volunteer students to accumulate social experience and expand motivational messages. As part of the implementation of the scientific and educational program of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy, "volunteer hours" are held annually in schools of the city of Nur-Sultan on the topics: "The First President of Independent Kazakhstan", "The capital is a symbol of state unity". During the lessons, students are told interesting facts about childhood and school years, sports hobbies and achievements in the social activities of the Elbasy. During the classes, materials from the funds of the Elbasy Library are used: archival, museum, library.
The purpose of the volunteer project of the Elbasy Library is to reveal the potential of youth as an active subject of public relations, the formation of patriotic values and skills of socially responsible behavior.
The volunteers of the Elbasy Library participate in the organization of events of international, national and city scale. This contributes to the development of sociability, the formation of an active life position and skills.