Warsaw's cultural institutions invite people who wish to devote some time for volunteer work. The recruitment of volunteers for one-off events and long-term cooperation is under way.
The “Daffodils” social campaign
The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is encouraging volunteers wishing to take part in the “Daffodils” social and educational campaign to send in their applications. On Tuesday, 19 April, they will hand out paper flowers and inform people about the campaign commemorating the outbreak of the Uprising at the Warsaw Ghetto. The event will be preceded by communication workshops and specially prepared lectures and online meetings, accompanied by walks around the city and a tour of the permanent exhibition of the POLIN Museum. Any person aged over 14 can become a volunteer.
Submissions will be accepted by 20 February. Detailed information can be found on the website of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in a tab “Become a volunteer of the 2022 Daffodils campaign”.
A meeting with history
The History Meeting House (DSH) is also looking for volunteers. It invites those who are interested in the most recent history of Warsaw, Poland ,and Europe, ready for new and interesting challenges. Thanks to volunteer work, the participants will have an opportunity to get to know the behind the scenes of cultural operations, and to perfect their skills of working with children and senior residents and with people who create the programme of the institution. DSH also offers an opportunity to test the skills acquired at school or university in practice. Anyone who is over 15 years old can become a volunteer, and no previous experience is required.
DSH is waiting for applications by 28 February. For more information about the History Meeting House, go to the DSH website.
History at your fingertips
The Warsaw Rising Museum, which was regularly looking for volunteers, has suspended recruitment procedures during the pandemic. Persons interested in this type of cooperation may fill in a questionnaire – the Museum will contact them once the recruitment is reinstated. Anyone aged over 16, and children accompanied by their parents can take part in volunteer work.
For detailed information about volunteering at the Warsaw Rising Museum, go to the Facebook page of the Warsaw Rising Museum’s Volunteering Centre.
All those interested in volunteer work, not only in cultural institutions, are invited to visit the City Volunteering Portal ochotnicy.waw.pl. It includes information about other current campaigns in which you can engage in Warsaw.