The Azerbaijan Volunteers’ Public Union (further the AVPU), founded in November of 2000, is a non-governmental organization, acting in Azerbaijan. The aim of creating the AVPU is to develop the volunteers’ work in Azerbaijan, promote solution of society’s problems and improve the well – being of vulnerable population. The youth of AVPU, with the help of attracted volunteers, creates all the necessary conditions for rendering gratuitous benevolent assistance to the vulnerable people of all the different social levels of society; promotes the democratization process in Azerbaijan by educating human rights in various regions and settlements of the country.
AVPU set a task to take serious measures for restoring the cleanness of environment, planting greenery in the city and drawing population’s attention to existing ecological problems. In the period of strengthening the process of Azerbaijan’s integration into the World, the broad exchange of experience promotes the development of volunteers’ work as well. One of the activity forms of the AVPU is to create working camps for providing, at least, minimum needs of vulnerable population (refugees, homeless children, invalids, etc.). Organizing seminars, conferences, scientific debates and doing other kinds of activities not prohibited by legislation strengthens the AVPU’ s integration to international organizations and contributes to determining the volunteers’ role in the world.Azerbaijan Volunteers’ Public Union was rewarded with the “Europena Youth Award” according to the results of 2005 was the youth Organisation of the year by the decision of the European Council.Azerbaijan Volunteers’ Public Union was one of the co-founders of the Youth Forum of the GUAM countries from Azerbaijan Republic. The GUAM youth forum was created in 21-24 may in Kiev the capital of Ukraine.