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.
Your help is needed!
You can support humanitarian efforts in a variety of ways
Success Stories from Donors & Volunteers
I donated a surgeon's travel to Lviv to deliver medical supplies and much needed medical care to bombing victims. It was a very simple and very rewarding experience. Volunteer for Ukraine connected me to the volunteer surgeon via email, he gave me a rough timeline for his travel and I went online and booked his travel to Warsaw via a United miles ticket and Marriott rewards. I kept in touch with the Volunteer doctor via email during his trip and it was very rewarding to see him arrive and deliver medical care and supplies to those suffering in the Ukraine. I'm now rallying my friends to sponsor another volunteer. Ukraine needs us and this is such a simple way to make a huge difference to those suffering on the ground.
As a Grassroots Organization, VFU managed to get me in contact with a donor who gave me his miles to fly to Poland, as well as proper legit contacts on the ground. I couldn’t get these same opportunities anywhere else, and getting help from this organization helps me do what I can as a former Navy Corpsman on the ground!
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.