Volunteering for Ukraine (anywhere) April 9, 2022 5:02 PM   Subscribe

We’ve had threads about donations for Ukraine. Here are some options for volunteering, in-country or remotely. Please add others you know of!

International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine is Ukraine’s military branch for foreign volunteers. Combat experience is required.
https://fightforua.org//
ukrforeignlegion.com

IT Army of Ukraine is hacking for good, carrying out missions such as distributed denial of service attacks against Russian websites.
https://t.me/itarmyofukraine2022

Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO) works to to identify and archive at-risk sites, digital content, and data in Ukrainian cultural heritage institutions while the country is under attack.
https://www.sucho.org/

Task Force Yankee: Ukraine is a group of international veteran and civilian volunteers helping with humanitarian aid, logistical support, and combat readiness. You can help by donating or by volunteer, remotely or on the ground.
https://www.taskforceyankeeukraine.com/

Volunteers for Ukraine helps volunteers get to the areas where they are most needed. You can help by donating or by volunteer, remotely or on the ground.
https://volunteerforukraine.org/
posted by NotLost to MetaFilter-Related at 5:02 PM (6 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

Also, Protect Vets offers casualty-care classes, medical kits, and protective gear for veterans and aid workers preparing for service in Ukraine. Volunteers can help raise money.
https://www.protectvetsnow.org/

All of these groups listed so far are based in the USA, but accept volunteers from elsewhere.
posted by NotLost at 5:50 AM on April 10 [1 favorite]


I hope it's OK to post this here: NYT article today by a vet who has volunteered in Ukraine and has advice for other vets who are thinking of doing so.
posted by FencingGal at 1:06 PM on April 10 [1 favorite]


Does anyone know of any opportunities to help new refugees get acclimated, like they do in Canada? I am of Ukrainian heritage, but I don't speak the language, and I'm not connected to the local Ukrainian scene, which for understandable reasons, might be preferable for newcomers ... I'm not sure.
posted by Violet Blue at 1:30 PM on April 10 [1 favorite]


Does anyone know of any opportunities to help new refugees get acclimated?

I found this: https://rcusa.org/get-involved/volunteer/#map

That's a map of groups in the USA that help with refugees in general. I think the USA should be doing a lot more.
posted by NotLost at 3:11 PM on April 10 [1 favorite]


Does anyone know of any opportunities to help new refugees get acclimated?

In my city, several religious organizations help with resettling refugees. Jewish Social Services does this kind of work, and the Catholic church I attend has resources and ways to help on their website. That's how I learned about a local clinic needing baby supplies for pregnant refugees from Afghanistan - I am sure they will help Ukrainian refugees as they come in. There are also Ukrainian Orthodox Churches all over the US, and I would expect them to act as a resource connecting refugees with people who are able to help.
posted by FencingGal at 4:55 PM on April 10 [3 favorites]


My city has an active Polish/Polish-American community, and last Saturday? I helped with a raffle to raise money to help Ukrainian refugees, at our annual Spring Bazaar.

So, it may be worth it to see if there's similar communities in your cities.
posted by spinifex23 at 6:20 PM on April 11 [1 favorite]


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