2017 Activities

If you are reading this, there is already chance you would like to volunteer with ROOF or in some other way become involved in our work. In 2017, we have two volunteer opportunities, and they are both in the Pskov Oblast: Pskov Post-Orphanage Centre: Do you live in Pskov? Read this project description and let […]

Report on Summer Festival 2013

Here is the report on the 2013 Summer Festival in Belskoye-Ustye.

Make a donation

UK taxpayers: please use the UK donation point, below, as this will expand your donation’s value by around 25%. US taxpayers, please use the US$ donation point. US$ donation point Click here to make a donation in US$ through a secure site provided by ICA – Independent Charities of America. No fees of any kind […]

Help raise funds

You can make a donation in US$ or GB£ There are also lots of ways to actively donate to ROOF that cost you nothing or almost nothing! You can help us raise funds by using shopping, auction and search sites that allow you to nominate ROOF as your preferred charity to donate a percentage of […]

Help ROOF when you shop online

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We started ROOF back in 1997 with the aim of helping institutionalized children, with relevant experience in planning, consulting and teaching, but without experience of running a charitable organization or dealing with volunteers. We quickly became aware of a systemic problem: (1) The orphans and institutionalized children have suffered particularly through lack of stable relationships: […]

Whom we seek

Most of the people involved with ROOF are volunteers. Those who are paid staff mostly began as volunteers and are paid very minimal salaries. We do not have a slick, systematized arrangement for recruiting and managing volunteers. But if you are ready for a challenge, ready to make the best of whatever situation you find […]

Contact us

You can leave a message using the contact form below. Alternatively you can call us. In Russia call (916) 220 3701; In the USA call (262) 639 9398 or (262) 345 ROOF; In the UK call (01865) 600 0871.

B-U summer camp 2013

We are now seeking volunteers interested in participating in the 14th annual summer camp for the benefit of the children in the Belskoye Ustye orphanage in the Pskov region of Russia. For the month of July, a large group of international and local volunteers will provide a wide range of fun educational activities for the […]

Summer Camps in Belskoye-Ustye

ROOF has been providing an annual summer camp in Belskoye-Ustye for over a decade. Since children from this orphanage are not sent to summer camps, and are not usually permitted to travel, we decided in 2000 to bring a summer camp to them. As well as volunteers from inside Russia (Moscow, St Petersburg and Pskov), […]