Abstract: The study dwells to the structuring and functioning issues of voluntary (nonprofit) sector in modern Russia and intends to identify the main trends that are characterized the voluntary sector in social welfare system. In order to identify the place and the role of voluntary (nonprofit) settings in social welfare system and its impact on providing social services for people in needs, the research was conducted in 2015 in Belgorod region. The main methods were expert survey (N = 12) and interviews of NGOs staff (N = 345) as well as analysis the statistical data and the results of national researches. The empirical data indicates the increasing a number of non-governmental organizations for the last several years which perform a variety of functions, operates in many areas, have various sources of income. The majority of NGOs face with such barriers as a lack of money for the development, a small staff, the deficiency of collaboration with government and business structures. In conclusion, the article reflected the factors influencing on the success of the voluntary sector functioning in the social welfare system.
O.A. Volkova, O.V. Besschetnova, Y.A. Grebenikova and E.A. Chefonova, 2016. Structuring and Functioning Issues of the Voluntary Sector in Modern Russian Society. The Social Sciences, 11: 2603-2605.