– is a non-political, non-profit non-governmental youth organization, founded in 1992. Alternative-V was created to facilitate co-operation among youth organizations, to promote active citizenship among Ukrainian youth through their involvement into programs in the fields of education, culture, ecology, historical heredity protection and helping disadvantaged people. Alternative-V wants to contribute to development of more peaceful society, to the decrease of social injustice. The Association obtained national status in 1999.
The main programmes in which Alternative-V is involved are:
- organising international youth volunteer workcamps in Ukraine;
- co-ordinating international youth volunteer exchanges (short-term, mid-term and long-term);
- organising seminars, trainings, conferences, sudy tours on both national and international levels;
- co-ordinating work of the local volunteers on social projects.
- member of CCIVS /UNESCO (Co-ordination Committee for International Voluntary Service (http://www.ccivs.org) ;
- member of the Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations (http://www.alliancenetwork.eu/)