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Volunteers for Ukraine

Who we are

We are a grassroots and registered 501(c)(3) organization made up of volunteers. We serve and support the Ukrainian people and victims of the war in Ukraine through direct humanitarian action. We unite and organize other volunteers and partner organizations who are traveling to Ukraine and neighboring countries to provide assistance.

What we do

We work with partners, officials, NGOs, volunteers, and contacts on the ground to organize volunteer efforts. Specifically, after verifying volunteer credentials, we connect volunteers with financial sponsors and provide direct financial and logistical assistance to get volunteers to the areas where they are most needed.

Welcome Lt. Gen. Basla, USAF (ret.)

We are honored to welcome to the Volunteers for Ukraine team, Lt. Gen. Mike Basla, USAF (ret.). Lieutenant General Basla will assume the role of Honorary Chairman and is working with VFU to support our efforts in the U.S. and abroad. He has an important message for volunteers and donors. 


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Success Stories from Donors & Volunteers


Volunteers for Ukraine is a grassroots organization that helps connect American military veterans eager to head overseas and join the fight with donors who purchase gear and airline tickets. David Ribardo, former Army officer and the founder and CEO of the group, joined CBS News’ Vladimir Duthiers and Anne-Marie Green to discuss his efforts. March 17, 2022, CBS News

The Lead with Jake Tapper

A volunteer with Volunteers for Ukraine talks with CNN’s Jake Tapper from Poland, discussing his experience and what kinds of volunteers are needed. March 15, 2022, CNN News. 

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