Another 1,000 volunteers commenced basic military training on Monday across Poland, the defence minister has announced on Twitter.
Hollywood actor Ben Stiller, on Sunday, visited the Polish-Ukrainian border crossing in Medyka, where he met with Ukrainian refugee families fleeing the Russian invasion.
Mariusz Blaszczak, the Polish defence minister, inaugurated the first training session of a new volunteer force, comprised of people who have signed up for basic military service, set up in response to Russia's aggression against Ukraine.
Around 66 percent of Poles have become involved in helping Ukraine since its invasion by Russia, a survey shows.
The star visited the border just before Easter where he cooked borscht for 1,500 people before crossing into Ukraine on foot.
Oliwia Dąbrowska, who shot to fame at the age of three after appearing in the 1993 Oscar-winning epic, wrote on Instagram that she is now leading a group of volunteers providing aid to refugees as they arrive in Korczowa.The woman who played the ‘girl in the red coat’ in Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler's List is now helping Ukrainian refugees on the Polish border.
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.