YOU ARE NEEDED
Here at YWAM Kyiv, we devote ourselves to preaching the gospel. We cultivate empowered and missions-minded Christ followers, and we renew the lives of the broken.
Before the war, we focused on directly impacting our city through family ministries, refugee care, youth groups, camps, English clubs, and orphan ministry. Due to the war, we have shifted some of our focus and are currently operating in 3 main teams (that work together and overlap depending on the needs).
As a volunteer coming to serve alongside us, you will work with all of the teams below, but we will ask you to choose one to be your main focus. You will be integrated into our family and be involved in our worship, intercession, family nights and other events.
DEVOTE - The first team is an evangelism team. This team focuses on sharing the gospel in Kyiv, the villages around our city, and even going closer to the cities nearer the frontlines. We want to reach out to soldiers, grandmas, grandpas, children and teens.
CULTIVATE - During this war time, YWAM has created many new partnerships with churches all over Ukraine. We are looking forward to when this war is over and we can continue these relationships. The training team is developing strategic partnerships and promotion for future YWAM Kyiv training.
RENEW - We desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus during this war. There are more needs than it is possible to meet, but we are still doing everything we can. Our team makes food bags, goes to hospitals and brings medicine, and of course supplies other needs such as shelters for winter, wood for heat, and clothes.
WAVE 1 JUNE 9-18, 2023
WAVE 2 AUGUST 18-27, 2023
We will have 2 major Waves of Hope this year. These are intense weeks when many teams and volunteers will descend on a village and bring HOPE through building homes, kids camps, worship and prayer teams etc. If you are able to come during these Waves of Hope, we would love your help!
Housing is available at our missions center. It is dormitory style living, and we also have limited accommodations for couples and families. YWAM Kyiv will provide the linens and towels.
Depending on our situation with electricity and provision of a cook, you can also order meals with us ahead of time and eat together with our students and teams. This is an additional food charge and depends on the amount of meals that will be eaten.
Medical insurance is required. If you do not have an international health insurance plan, we recommend Talent Trust Consultants at www.talent-trust.com/insurance-programs/outreach/
TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS AND DOCUMENTS
Currently the airports are closed, but it is possible to arrive by train either from Poland or Hungary. We will help you with the arrangements.
Internationals will need a valid passport.
Necessary documents include the proper visa for the time you decide to serve with us. Citizens of most Western countries are able to stay in Ukraine for up to 90 days without a visa. Please look at the Ukrainian Embassy website for more information.
ABOUT OUR AREA
YWAM Kyiv is located on the beautiful bank of the Dnipro River. We are situated just outside the city of Kyiv (only 400 meters from the end of Kyiv sign) on a beautiful 8 acre property. We are literally right on the river, which means we have a beach!
The weather is mostly cool from September-November and then gets quite cold from December-March. Usually, by the end of March, things start to warm up but sometimes it doesn't warm up until the end of April to early May. Summers are gorgeous, but May is particularly lovely as all the lilacs and other trees are blooming. Expect humidity during the summer, as we are right on the water.