The volunteer movement contributes to the development of socially significant boys and girls qualities, the formation of their active life position. The paper looks at recent research dealing with the formation and development of student youth social activity. The article touches upon concepts: volunteer movement, personality socialization, factors of youth socialization. It gives a detailed analysis of the level of volunteer movement development in Surgut and its impact on the individual socialization in society. Participants of the research - 70 students from different universities: Surgut Oil and Gas Institute (The Branch of IUT), Surgut State University, MGPU, Russian State University of Tourism and Service. A1st to 3ns year students took part in the survey, including 28 girls (40%) and 42 boys (60%). This study indicates that volunteer activity is an effective of factor individual socialization, acquires the effect of mass character, despite external obstacles and allows achieving personal results in terms of “social activity”. Finally, recommendations are provided for the activities of the university as an important institution for the education of citizenship.Keywords: volunteer, activity, socialization, activity, student.