Initiatives

The “Zhyve Belarus” hostel appeared in Bialystok to help Belarusians who left the country because of persecution by the regime start a new life.

My name is Aksenov Oleg. I together with a former political prisoner launched IT and marketing courses, where we teach free of charge Belarusians, who due to emigration found themselves in a difficult situation. Each of us has more than 8 years of experience in his field and 4 years of training experience.

Raising funds to rent space so that we can continue to operate our warehouse. Unfortunately, if we do not manage to raise funds for rent, we will be forced to close the project “FreeShop”.

Before the war, we worked to protect women's rights and fight violence against women and children in Ukraine. Now, in the context of war, we provide targeted assistance to women from vulnerable groups, including women with young children, women with multiple children, elderly women, women with disabilities, and LGBTQ women.

The team of the project, which created the courses of the Belarusian language “Mova Dzetkam” — needs support for further development. Funds are needed to develop methodological materials and hold classes.

Providing offline security for KPD activists in Belarus — servers, organizing relocation and shelter, anonymous SIM cards and smartphones, and other expenses for the first stages of action. The next stage is the launch of a new project.

Fighting against Russian aggression in Ukraine continues. The Belarusian regiment “Pahonya” needs an additional SUV.

“Through Our Eyes” is a one-person YouTube podcast about “controversial” events created by a team of volunteers. Our goal is to make real stories accessible to a wide audience.

We raise money for the existence of a house in Warsaw for former political prisoners. The house has been in existence for almost one year, and during that time it has helped rehabilitate dozens of people. Originally the “House of Creators” was a residence for Belarusian artists who had lost their jobs and opportunities for realization.

The Belarusian diaspora of Kaunas begins fundraising for the reconstruction of the grave of Claudius Duzh-Dushevsky, the author of the national flag and coat of arms. Claudius Duż-Duszewski was a member of the BNR, an architect, humanist and initiator of the revival of the Belarusian national symbols. He was buried in the Petrašiūnai cemetery in Kaunas.

The Belarusian “Pagonya” regiment, whose fighters bravely defend Ukraine from invading Russian troops, needs support. With winter approaching, the fighters need to buy winter gear. You can support the Belarusian fighters, defending Ukraine, by helping them to buy the necessary equipment.

We are a humanitarian foundation Fundacja “Voices from Ukraine” based in Warsaw, Poland. We help people who are fleeing from the aggressive actions of Russia, and people who stay and defend our lives, security and peace on the front line, under the attack of the Russian army.

We are a team of the project ”Ўnon-scripted” - a theatrical and folklore studio for children of Belarusian nationality, which has moved to Vilnius. At the moment of the launch of the project more than 40 children from 5 to 12 years old are invited to the studio. We would be glad to receive your help in building a financial fund of our studio.

Belarusian volunteers in Ukraine need help. It′s hard for them, but they keep working, preserving and developing extremely important ties between our peoples. We are raising funds to support Belarusian volunteers so that they can continue their activities.

”Childhood in Exile” is a documentary photo project with the stories of children who were forced to leave their home in Belarus after the events of 2020, and have become refugees for a second time since the outbreak of full-scale war in Ukraine. Our team is looking for help to tell the stories of these children to the world.

Recently, the Belarusian air reconnaissance group started serving in the Ukrainian special forces brigade named after I. Bagun. The preparation and equipment of the group was provided by the collection started by the Belarusians of the Czech Republic from the Prague Support Team.

Collecting for 2 cars for the guys from 225th TRO Battalion Kharkov. I served with some of them back in 2015. Now they are in great need of transport as their transport was destroyed.

The “Palitviazinka” initiative is an art project dedicated to political prisoners in Belarus. We tell stories, share news and portraits of women who are now serving time in prison for their civic stance.

Separate Sagittarius Battalion VCh A4092, which guards the borders of Ukraine in the Sumy region (Krasnopolye), is in great need of a vehicle to better perform tasks and save the lives of military and civilian people who continue to live in these territories. You can support the army by helping them acquire the necessary equipment.

We are raising money to purchase Garrett ATX mine detectors for Volunteer Formation #1 of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Russian military is purposefully planting explosive devices, anti-personnel mines, booby traps in fields, bridges, dirt roads, forests, plantations, stores, houses, cars, toys and even in dead bodies.

The Ukrainian authorities view the Belarusians as allies of the Russian aggressors. With this in mind, we have established a Belarusian Information Center in Lviv to help bridge the gap of trust between Ukrainians and Belarusians. Now we need your support in order to strengthen the possibilities of the InfoCenter to fulfill the function of public media in the Ukrainian information space.

The Peramog plan needs to fund a portion of the cost to train Belarusians who wish to actively participate in the restoration of law and order in Belarus.

On March 1, as part of volunteering, we launched a telegram bot where anyone can get psychological help after experiencing traumatic events. Currently we have 15 psychologists working at our initiative, both Ukrainian and Belarusian. We need help to pay for the work of psychologists who provide support to victims of military actions in Ukraine.

Providing psychological help to victims as early as possible after traumatic events is very important because the effects of psychological trauma worsen over time and develop into a chronic stage with health and mental health consequences.

The volunteer program has been in existence since November 2020. During our work 3000 volunteers have been involved in 50 regions of Belarus and in more than 30 countries of the world. For the volunteer program to work even more efficiently and expand, we need your support.

White Rock is a rehabilitation center for bears rescued from circuses and menageries. The bears were temporarily evacuated at the beginning of the invasion and continue to be fed and treated. Funds are needed for running costs to pay for food and housing.

Today, millions of Ukrainians are internally displaced or remain in shelters in places of hostilities, turning to Volunteer Hundred for assistance. Assistance includes food, medicine and hygiene products. We are opening a fundraiser to purchase the most popular items from our recipients' requests.

Irina Minkovskaya, CEO of Europe's first educational center for educators, parents and children, “I AM MY SCHOOL” — initiated a charity project to help Ukrainian warriors. On February 24, 2022 the educational center became a shoe making workshop, where Irina helps to raise funds to deliver modern biker boots to Ukrainian children at the front. The project team is constantly in need of extra funding to buy leather, and you can help them.

We are opening a collection for women who faced violence during the war. We need help with expensive medicines (contraceptives, prescription drugs, Rape kit) and their subsequent transfer to Ukraine, so that women are not left alone with their misfortune, we are opening a collection for women who faced violence during the war.

The Prague Support Team, a Belarusian NGO, is setting up a separate aerial reconnaissance group of four volunteers in Prague. After training and preparation, the group will be able to perform various tasks of reconnaissance, patrolling, artillery spotting, etc.

We are helping Armed Forces of Ukraine to get off road vehicles to aid their needs. We are raising $250 000 to purchase 50 such vehicles to cover backs of our protectors.

We want to financially support families who have been left without a breadwinner. The help is designed to ensure that they have enough to pass on and support the families. These families include elderly and disabled people as well as very young children.

Fundraising for the Peace House initiative, a temporary shelter in Warsaw for people who have had to leave Belarus urgently due to political repression.

The first belarusian online school in Ukraine is urgently seeking sponsors. The school was urgently created to help children whose parents have been caught up in the repression machine and to preserve their children's Belarusian identity. Most of the families whose children attend our school cannot afford to pay even the minimal cost and are educated for free.

Fundraising to support the families of the defendants in the “Rabochag Rukh” case, who are accused of treason, attempted seizure of power and creation of an extremist organization.

Collection for renting a house in Kiev for the possibility after the urgent departure of Belarusians within a month to have a place to stay , this is enough to help the person to legalize in the country. Since Belarusians are persecuted constantly and in the near future there are no preconditions for suspension of repressions, the place for residence of such people is needed constantly.

Voices from Belarus emerged in July 2020, when Belarusians around the world started asking the question, “Where can I find news in English to share with my friends?”

Since August, our lawyers and attorneys have been helping illegally dismissed workers, giving them legal advice and accompanying them through the courts. The levy is needed financial aid so that we can continue to do this

Belarusians in Portland united in support of the BelAZ workers, who are fighting for democracy and justice in the country and have faced reprisals for their demands.

For 5 months already Zubr team and Malanka Media (news service from the creators of online monitoring system of election process 2020) together with us are following the events in Belarus, trying to cover all important news, events and opinions of public figures in fast form of live broadcasts.

Belarusian expats from Seattle and the UK support workers of Naftan who joined the national strike in Belarus.

Fundraising to support independent journalists and media in Belarus who have suffered from repression. We pay scholarships and grants, support editorial staff. Journalism is not a crime!

For their protest against beatings, murders and lawlessness, the athletes paid with careers that they had built all their lives. It is our duty to support them.

Medics are special heroes. In Belarus, they fight COVID-19 without state support and actively oppose arbitrariness and violence. We support their rights, an independent union, the laid-off and their families.