For volunteers

Aid to Ukrainian students and employees at UP

If you are interested in helping Ukrainian students and employees at UP – for example with interpreting and translating, or providing psychological or legal advice – please fill out this form, or contact dobrovolnictvi.ukrajina@upol.cz.

We recommend sending general financial aid via certified organisations such as the Czech Red Cross, People in Need, Caritas Czech Republic, Memory of Nations, or UNICEF. Financial help is currently the priority; material aid for logistical and organisational reasons will be provided later also by the certified organisations above.

More information on the current situation can be found at upol.cz/ukrajina.

Current volunteering opportunities for English-speaking volunteers

St. Voršila Primary School in Olomouc

The school is looking for volunteers to help in English conversation classes, which take place every Wednesday between 14:00–14:40 and every Thursday between 13:30–14:15. The volunteer activity is carried out at a primary school in the centre of Olomouc, according to the given times.


Amelie Centre

We are looking for volunteers to help at the Amelie Centre in Olomouc, helping adults with cancer and their loved ones. Trained volunteers help with group creative or movement activities, art therapy, movement activities, arts and crafts techniques, music activities and group outings. The volunteer opportunity takes place every Tuesday afternoon in downtown Olomouc. Training takes place in April and October.
Outside of the training, you can also assist in activities such as fundraising, distribution of presents during St. Nicholas Day, selling at the Christmas markets, helping with the downtown programme, assisting with outings, etc.


University Hospital Olomouc

We are looking for volunteers to help in the outpatient clinic with delivering coffee and tea between 9:00–11:45 (only for one hour) in cooperation with a Czech volunteer. Volunteers are required to undergo training in Czech language. Each volunteer must undergo a special training helt in October and April. Without this training, volunteer can join the activities in Amelie centre (see description above).
On Monday 5 December between 8:00 and 15:00, the Volunteering Centre of the Olomouc University Hospital will organize a St. Nicholas' Day party. We are therefore looking for St. Nicholas teams, volunteers in costumes - St. Nicholas, devils and angels to visit our patients. The volunteers will distribute prepared gifts to the patients. You must have your own costume! Participation is possible for part of the day - morning or afternoon.


Centre for Volunteering and Material Aid, Caritas Olomouc

The Catholic charity Caritas Olomouc provides social and health services and is also dedicated to a number of other activities, including collection activities, professional publications, and preparing and implementing cultural, social and other activities. It also offers a broad spectrum of opportunities to those interested in volunteering or internships.
Caritas is looking for volunteers for a food collection to be held in November. The volunteer will help with the sorting and storage of food.
www.olomouc.charita.cz


Food bank in the Olomouc Region, z.s.

The Food Bank is looking for volunteers to help with sorting in the warehouse in Řepčín, Olomouc. The food sorting takes place every day of the week, except Tuesdays, from 8:00 to 15:30.


Ride2school 

Ride2sCool is looking for volunteers to accompany children aged 8-11 to school by bicycle. The task of the guide will be to teach children about urban traffic conditions. The volunteer picks up the children in the morning from their place of residence (between 7 and 8 a.m.) and then escorts them back home between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Volunteers do not have to have their own bike. Enthusiasm for children and cycling required!


Dr. Milada Horáková Faculty Primary School and Kindergarten in Olomouc

We are looking for volunteers for conversation in English for primary school pupils (6 first-stage pupils, 10 second-stage pupils). The volunteer activity will take place at the primary school once a week in the afternoon according to the volunteer's time options however, for at least one calendar month.


Heřmánek Family Centre (Rodinné centrum Heřmánek

We are looking for a volunteer to help a Ukrainian mother to pick up her son (7 years old) from school every Monday at 1 pm, take him to the club that starts at 1:45 pm, wait here for an hour and take him to the second club that starts at 4 pm. The volunteer opportunity will take place in Olomouc. The total time commitment is about 3 hours / 1 pm–4 pm. Mastery of Ukrainian or Russian language is not required, mom speaks English.


INEX 

Non-profit organisation engaged in international volunteering and intercultural education

  • With INEX it is possible to go to a Workcamp (abroad or in the Czech Republic). Workcamp is a 1 to 3 week-long volunteering project where a group of volunteers work and spend their free time together, while getting to know the local environs and community. The commitment is usually working 6 hours a day, five days a week. The job generally does not involve any special qualifications or previous experience, and is unpaid. The volunteer’s motivation is particularly important. Workcamps are focused on community, on repairing monuments, on helping people, and on environmental work. More information and the current offers can be found on INEX website.
  • If interested, volunteers can also be involved in the running of a Workcamp (there is a fee to be paid and required training in May). English-speaking volunteers in this case are paired with Czech-speaking volunteers.

Sluňákov

Centre for Ecological Activities of the City of Olomouc

  • The possibility of volunteering at Sluňákov is in the beautification and maintenance of their garden (herb garden, mowing, digging, planting, upkeep). The volunteering opportunity depends on the weather and the free time of the volunteer.

More information is available at slunakov.cz/en


Want to help others? Write us at volunteering@upol.cz. We will contact you and try to find a suitable position meeting your requirements. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

List of participating organisations

List of participating organisations offering volunteering opportunities though the UP Volunteering Centre:

Academia Film Olomouc
www.afo.cz
Volunteering opportunities: culture

Amelie, z. s. (Psychosocial support to oncology patients and their families)
www.amelie-zs.cz
Volunteering opportunities: social services

Bílý kruh bezpečí (Life Saver – support and counselling for victims of crimes)
www.bkb.cz
Volunteering opportunities: legal and psychological advice

Charitas Olomouc
www.olomouc.charita.cz
Volunteering opportunities: social services

Czechitas z. s. (NPO educating people in IT)
www.czechitas.cz
Volunteering opportunities: educational activities

DW7 (Na Cucky Theatre)
www.divadlonacucky.cz
Volunteering opportunities: culture

INEX - Sdružení dobrovolných aktivit (NGO running workcamps and overseeing other activities for volunteers)
www.inexsda.cz
Volunteering opportunities: children and youths, humanitarian aid and development cooperation

JAN - Jdeme autistům naproti, z. s. (Early Care – for families with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and communication deficiency)
www.jan-olomouc.cz
Volunteering opportunities: social services, children and youths

JITRO OLOMOUC, o. p. s. (Social services including clubs and workshops)
www.jitro-olomouc.cz
Volunteering opportunities: social services

KAPPA-HELP, z. s. (Centre for Social Prevention)
www.kappa-help.cz
Volunteering opportunities: social services, prevention activities

Malteser International Czech Republic
www.maltezskapomoc.cz
Volunteering opportunities: social services

Mary’s Meals Czech Republic (working to eliminate hunger through school meals)
www.marysmeals.cz
Volunteering opportunities: humanitarian aid and development cooperation

Nejste sami - mobilní hospic, z. ú. (You Are Not Alone Hospice)
www.nejstesami.eu
Volunteering opportunities: social services

Olomouc Archdiocese Charitas
www.acho.charita.cz
Volunteering opportunities: social services

Olomouc University Hospital
www.fnol.cz
Volunteering opportunities: hospital facilities

Palacký University Olomouc
www.upol.cz
Volunteering opportunities: university activities

People in Need
www.clovekvtisni.cz
Volunteering opportunities: tutoring children (online or in person) in the families we work withhumanitarian aid and development cooperation

Potravinová banka v Olomouckém kraji z. s. (Olomouc Region Food Bank)
www.pbolomouc.cz
Volunteering opportunities: humanitarian aid and development cooperation

RC Heřmánek (Chamomille Family Centre)
www.rc-hermanek.cz
Volunteering opportunities: children and youths

RC Provázek Family Centre
www.rcprovazek.cz
Volunteering opportunities: children and youths

Sdružení D, z. ú. (Citizen’s cooperative for education, including theatre)
www.sdruzenid.cz
Volunteering opportunities: social services, prevention activities

Sjednocená organizace nevidomých a slabozrakých České republiky,
zapsaný spolek - Oblastní odbočka Olomouc (SONS ČR, z. s. - OO Olomouc)
(Czech Blind United – Olomouc branch)
www.sons.cz/olomouc
Volunteering opportunities: social services

Sluňákov, centrum ekologických aktivit města Olomouce, o. p. s. (Centre for Ecological Activities)
www.slunakov.cz
Volunteering opportunities: environment / ecology

Středisko rané péče SPRP (Centre for Early Care – Olomouc branch, focussing on help for visually-impaired and multiply-impaired children)
www.ranapece.cz/olomouc1
Volunteering opportunities: social services

TyfloCentrum Olomouc, o.p.s. (Social services for the blind and visually-impaired)
www.tyflocentrum-ol.cz
Volunteering opportunities: social services

Zet-My (Aid to visually-impaired children)
www.zet-my.cz
Volunteering opportunities: homesharing, care for visually-impaired children

List updated on 20 August 2020

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