Yana MATVIYCHUK , Ukraine
PROJECT: Quality Standards of Volunteer Work to Help the Elderly

From February 24, 2022, Yana Matviychuk became a co-founder of the Save Ukraine fund, which was organized together with the members of the CEO Club Ukraine as a ‘rapid response’ mechanism to the war. In April 2022, she became a co-founder of a US nonprofit Soborna Ukraine, which renovates and modernizes Ukrainian infrastructure, accelerating the growth of its market economy, and ensuring the dividends of peace pass to all Ukrainians.

Yana is co-founder of Women’s Aid International Foundation. The Fund’s focus is programs to support mental health and provide for the humanitarian needs of the elderly and IDPs in Kyiv (Darnytskyi and Dniprovskiy districts).

Prior to 2022, Yana was active in business, establishing the creative agency ARENACS,  and addressing social responsibilities. She was actively engaged in public educational activities as the author of the Business Arena YouTube channel. The channel’s mission is to develop the economic and political literacy of Ukrainians, to debunk myths about the economy.  She is also a Board Member of business clubs – CEO Club Ukraine and Young Business Club.

“To be a Fellow is a great opportunity to implement new ideas and to find new people for co-operation. My project aims to introduce quality standards for volunteers to work with elderly, disabled people, IDPs. Russian invasion ruined life of all categories of people. Vulnerable categories need more support and socially active people need to find their place in society.” – Yana MATVIYCHUK

Quality Standards of Volunteer Work to Help the Elderly

Fellowship Summary: Develop and introduce a set of quality standards for volunteers working with elderly, and specifically vulnerable IDPs. A group of volunteers will be mobilised and trained following a specific training package on the ‘standards’. The volunteers will also receive on-the-job coaching and the Fellow will promote the ‘standards’ and the volunteers’ efforts.

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Fellowship Programs 2022
Country Ukraine
Areas of Interest Capacity development
Community mobilisation
Topics Support to local actors to provide basic services
Project duration September 2022 - February 2023