Volunteers for the US Peace Corps and Soros Foundation have a long history with the country, as do religious missionaries.

Life2Orphans (www.life2orphans.org) Volunteers are sorely needed in Ukraine’s desperately underfunded orphanages.

Svit Ukraine (www.svit-ukraine.org) This NGO organises various volunteer camps and placements for young people with the aim of promoting issues such as sustainable development, human rights and democracy.

Volunteer in Ukraine (www.volunteerinukraine.com) NGO dispatching volunteers to orphanages, children's hospitals and disabled children's homes.

Ukraine Relief (www.ukrainerelief.org) Occasionally requires volunteers to take aid out to areas of Ukraine affected by war.