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Social assistance and welfare

The project aims to collect food, everyday items, gifts for Polish war veterans living in Kresy or other places abroad Poland, historical education of young people, taking care for Polish quarters in Kresy, cooperation with the community of veterans in Poland and abroad and taking care of contact with them.

Odra-Niemen Assosciation

"The Odra-Niemen Association was established and operates thanks to the heroes of our freedom. It is for them that we strive, we cooperate with them and we are honored to be covered by the friendship and respect of the veterans. We are friends with Siberians, people of Solidarity and Fighting Solidarity.
We reach many compatriots from across the eastern border and give them "packages of memory". We implement national and international projects. With a large group of volunteers from all over the country, we renew memorial sites in Poland and abroad. We work with Poles around the world. We collect and archive materials from witnesses to history." - description from the website of Odra-Niemen Association.


Stowarzyszenie Odra-Niemen
ul. Aleksandra Zelwerowicza 16/3
53-676 Wrocław

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Federacja Patriotyczna (Patriotic Federation)

The communities within the federation operate in the areas of: historical and patriotic education, cooperation with veterans in the country and in Kresy, development of volunteering for the heroes of our freedom, restoring historical memory by organizing events in public space, acting for the benefit of Poles abroad.


Federacja Patriotyczna
ul. Zelwerowicza 16/3,
53-676 Wrocław

- providing food and everyday use products for combatants fighting for Poland's freedom, living currently abroad or in Poland, who can not afford to buy them by themselves
-fundraising among Polish people for the purchase of buying these products for combatants (money or products bought by people who wants to support the project are collected)
- staying in touch with Polish combatants by showing them how important they are for Poles by encouraging other people to write a letter, postcard, draw a picture or make other thing which will contain words of support, memory and show those elderlies that they are not alone and others still remember what they did to fight for freedom of our country during Second World War and Communism times
- cleaning and renovating Polish memorials, tombs, monuments
- historical education of young people

- 32827 packages with everyday use products delivered to Polish combatants
- 410247 kgs of collected gifts
- 1120 supported combatants
- 18 renovated memorials
- 36261 candles bought and placed on Polish soldiers graves
- many schools and young people involved in the project by organising fundraising in their own communities

Roles of the volunteers


Planned the project

Managed the project

Have been involved in the implementation


"In 1939 noone asked my parents if they want to stay in this land or go to other place. They felt asleep in Poland and next day they woke up in USSR. After USSR stopped to exist this land became part of Belarus. Even though my life story made me to live here I am still Pole and feel to be Pole. I am very happy every time you come to visit me and that you remember about me" - beneficiary of the project.

"By visiting Polish combatants living abroad I learn history and patriotism. This is very important to remember about people like them" - volunteer involved.

"This is a great opportunity for us to have a contact with people who will not be met by next generation. It is wonderful to listen to their life stories as witnesses of historical events. They teach us the way we should look at life, which values we should appreciate. - volunteer involved.

"This project is great opportunity to gather people of different point of views, different age, from different part of our country and let them to cooperate together to make something good for those are our heroes" - volunteer involved.

combatants, heroes, history, memorial, donation, package, Kresy

Quality Standards of project with volunteers

I declare that my project meets all the quality requirements here listed

  • There are clear, planned outcomes for the local community based on identified needs.
  • Volunteers bring added value to the project and don’t replace paid staff.
  • Volunteers are recruited, trained and managed according to the quality volunteer management cycle.
  • The conditions of the opportunity are inline with the relevant legal framework in the country/ region concerned. Eg regarding insurance, expenses payments, agreements/contracts etc.
  • The volunteers are celebrated and thanked for their time and commitment.


  • The organization providing the volunteer opportunity demonstrates an inclusive approach. Volunteers from all backgrounds and situations are welcome.


  • There is the opportunity for the learning acquired through volunteering to be validated, if the volunteer desires it.