Volunteers! …Join Serve The City Paris and our partner Coeur d’Ukraine to visit Poland and help Ukrainian children.
The dates are set! …June 30 to July 6. The flight leaves at 9:35am on June 30th, so we’ll travel together by van (bring only a backpack!), leaving Paris at 6am, to the Beauvais airport, returning on July 6, leaving Krakow airport at 18H, and then we’ll travel back to Paris in the van at 20:10.
If you require, STCP will pay for your flight and 50% of your living expenses to join STC Poland in Krakow where they are sheltering 36 Ukrainian families, many who have small children.
During the week, our volunteers will mainly help entertain and train the Ukrainian kids (teach the kids English, exercise, sport, how to make a pizza, sing songs, participate in games), plus cook, clean and distribute clothes, toys and hygiene kits to the families.
Maria Solyanyk, Director of Coeur d’Ukraine and her staff (who speak Ukrainian and Polish) will be assisting during the trip.
The team in at the STCP Poland shelter, needs help with the kids of these families, while the parents spend time in training, looking for work, helping other Ukrainian relatives, etc). The children are easily bored and have a lot of energy, so parents and staff need help… especially teaching them English!
We are confirming 3 options of shelter for the traveling volunteers.. hostels near by, camping near by, or staying directly at the STC Poland shelter
Suitcases full of toys, kids clothes, hygiene products, are being shipped in advance to Krakow. The volunteers will also be in charge of distributing these items to the families when they arrive. More toys, kids clothes and hygiene products will hopefully be collected at the STC Paris Fete de La Musique event this year.
Maria Solyanyk just returned from a visit to the STCP Poland operation in Krakow and she is happy to speak with you about any questions you might have (preferably on Whatsapp) at +33 (0)6 52 64 23 55. If you have questions about travel, logistics the activities, etc, don’t hesitate to contact TJ at +33 (0)6 08 04 09 44).
There is a limit of 7 volunteers so please register for the trip below.