Animal lover Małgorzata Zdziechowska from Lublin decided to escape lockdown by volunteering to work at the Criadouro Onca Pintada animal sanctuary in Brazil, where she unexpectedly found herself taking on the role of surrogate mother.
Poland's coastal city of Gdańsk has been named the European Volunteering Capital 2022, a title that gives credit to Gdańsk's volunteering activities but also obliges the city to promote volunteerism in Europe in 2022.
Nearly 100,000 Poles take part in volunteering activities, including around 90,000 committed to projects carried out by the Caritas Catholic charity and 3,000 young people involved in missionary volunteering.
Known for helping her patients without wearing gloves during treatment so as not to frighten and discourage them, Wanda Błeńska who died at the age of 103 cured thousands of Ugandans of leprosy.
The thick, black clouds of smoke billowing over expanses of open peat bog the size of 2,000 football pitches in the Biebrza National Park have been described as ‘catastrophic’ for the local wildlife “dying in defence of their nests and young.”
With the arrival of coronavirus having a profound effect on all of our lives, it’s reassuring to note that there is some light in the darkness.
To coordinate their efforts, the women volunteers set up the Animal Rescue Collective Guild Craft Poland on Facebook which now has over 1,000 members. To date they have sent over 300kg of pouches and blankets to help the orphaned animals.
At the moment the only help the children get is from a shaman who identifies who "put a spell on the family.” The team will provide the children with hearing aids and education.
Poland's Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOSP), which held its 28th finale on Sunday, had collected over PLN 100 mln (ca EUR 27 mln) by midnight to buy equipment for children's hospitals, the foundation tweeted on Monday.
Poland's Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOSP) organisation is holding its 28th Finale on Sunday. WOSP volunteers countrywide are gathering funds into their distinctive collection boxes.