A day with a Sochi Olympics volunteer: Valeriya, orphans' best friend

In this video, you'll meet Valeriya Romanova, student, PR specialist and sports volunteer for the Sochi Olympics, who has been helping orphans for four years now.

The preparation and holding of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games involve 25,000 volunteers. Among them are doctors, teachers, businesspeople, men and women, youngsters and pensioners... All united by a love of sport.

Unlike in most previous host countries, the volunteer movement in Russia is still taking shape. Volunteers in Sochi make up no more than 9% of the workforce. In Europe and America, the figure is more like 33-35%.

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