Volunteering from A to Z

Ukraine’s volunteer movement is robust and strongly motivated. Volunteers are at every place where their efforts are crucial: to help the Army; to raise funds; to assist internally displaced persons; and, to provide information support.

Volunteering from A to Z will help you develop a clear vision about volunteerism and provide useful tips on creating your own charity initiatives.

Course participants will be able to learn about important aspects of volunteering: legal framework; different areas of volunteering; team building; motivation; and, expertise.

Over eight lectures, course presenters Melaniya Podolyak and Maksym Kostetskyi from Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation will talk about:

  • Definition of volunteering;
  • Legal framework to regulate volunteering;
  • Ways to recruit volunteers;
  • Volunteer training;
  • Teambuilding;
  • Volunteer motivation;
  • Volunteer involvement in the project implementation; and,
  • Organization’s accountability and transparency.

In a separate interview, Hanna Gvozdiar, Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation director, talks about the Charity’s unique experience in purchasing Bayraktar UAVs and a satellite for Ukraine’s Armed Forces.

The course features guest interviews with: Serhiy Prytula from Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation; Dmytro Doroshok, Board Deputy Chairman, All-Ukrainian Community Center Volunteer; Artem Datochnyy, Honorary President, NGO OSA. Based on their own experience, they cover a broad range of topics, including how difficult it is to be a volunteer and what can discourage volunteering. Besides, prominent guests provide useful tips for beginners.

After passing the course, trainees will receive a certificate of completion with 0.2 ECTS credit, [which is attributed to civil servants as self-education]. To get it, you need to successfully pass all the tests within the course.

The course Volunteering from A to Z is available at no charge, subject to registration on the platform:

The online course is developed within the Spilnodiia (Join Action) Program, which is implemented by East Europe Foundation in partnership with the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research and NGO Together Against Corruption with funds from the European Union.