The conflict in Ukraine has left many of us wanting to do something to support those in Ukraine, but not sure how to assist.
We’ve pulled together a list of different ways that you can help throughout the crisis, in whatever way is manageable for you.
Write to your local MP or MSP and let them know how you want them to represent your views. With the borders shut to refugees from Ukraine without a visa, you can write to your MP/MSP to urge them to accept those fleeing the war.
Here’s a few resources to make this process quick and easy.
Letter template – this letter urges for increased military and financial aid, waiving visa requirements for refugees, imposing stricter sanctions and more (remember to personalise it with your details!)
Sign | ‘Create safe routes for refugees and save lives – Refugee Council’ petition.
Sign | Change.org: ‘Tell the UK govt: Help Ukrainian refugees!’
There’s other ways that you can help the ongoing crisis, starting at home. There’s numerous organisations across the UK that work to provide aid and support to those fleeing from warzones. These organisations are often overstretched and underfunded but provide essential and life-changing help for people affected by conflict across the globe.
If you’re able to help in any way, however small, then thank you!
We are here to support charities and their service users. We’re lucky to have many willing skilled volunteers as members, so if you’re a charity who could use help from volunteers, contact us today and we can help.
Know a charity that could use support from volunteers? Nominate them here and we’ll get in touch!
Caroline has made it her life’s work to help people make more meaningful decisions to support their communities and she’s learned some golden nuggets along the way!
So, join Caroline each week for her ‘Thursday Thoughts’ on all things people, planet, philanthropy or purpose all served with sprinkle of fun (but unfortunately no prosecco) to inspire you.