About Cambridge4Ukraine / Про Cambridge4Ukraine

Cambridge4Ukraine is a volunteer initiative founded by 4 Ukrainians in the UK who decided to do everything and a little more to stop the war in Ukraine. Since then, the group became wider. We met through our activity in Cambridge University Ukrainian Society. Cambridge4Ukraine is a group of volunteers that carries out protests in Cambridge, communicates with MPs and city/county councils, holds cultural and educational events in support of Ukraine, and assists refugees from Ukraine in finding shelter in the UK. See our Events and Cambridge4Ukraine projects pages for more information. We are always interested in collaboration with institutions and members of public.

Co-founders:

Andrii Smytsnyuk, Anatolii Pavlovskyi, Stepan Blinder, Olenka Dmytryk

There are a lot of volunteers that are part of Cambridge4Ukraine, and we are very grateful to all who join us. You can see the list of the volunteers working with our 'Homes For Ukraine' assistance project on 'Homes For Ukraine: Assistance' page.

Cambridge4Ukraine - волонтерська ініціатива, заснована 4 людьми з України у Великобританії, котрі вирішили зробити все (і трохи більше) для того, щоб зупинити війну в Україні. Усі з нас познайомилися через активність в Українському товаристві Кембриджського університету. Cambridge4Ukraine - волонтерська група, яка організовує протести в Кембриджі, спілкується з університетами і депутатами, проводить культурні та освітні події на підтримку України, та допомагає біженкам/цям знайти притулок у Великобританії. Більше інформації ви можете знайти на сторінці Події та Проєкти Cambridge4Ukraine. Ми завжди зацікавлені в колаборації з інституціями та спільнотами.

Ініціативу заснували:

Андрій Смицнюк, Анатолій Павловський, Степан Бліндер, Оленка Дмитрик.

З нами працює велика команда волонтерок і волонтерів, і ми надзвичайно вдячні усім, хто доєдналися до нас! Ви можете побачити список волонтерок/ів, що працюють з нами над нашим проектом допомоги з візою на сторінці "Допомога з візою".

People / Люди


Andrii Smytsniuk

Andrii is Chair and Co-Founder of Cambridge4Ukraine. He is responsible for general communication with various teams within our organisation which support displaced Ukrainian people in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire. Andrii oversees the Accommodation team which has helped to bring over 160 Ukrainian families to the UK and currently works to bring Ukrainian academics to Cambridge. In professional life Andrii organises Ukrainian Studies events and teaches Ukrainian language as a Senior Teaching Associate at the University of Cambridge. His hobbies include reading, boxing, and running.

Stanislaw Makarchuk

Stanislaw Makarchuk is biophysicist who joined Cambridge4Ukraine in March 2022. Stanislaw focuses more on the help to Ukrainians in Ukraine by organising charity events, Cambridge4Ukraine merchandise and fundraising to help purchase ambulances, medical equipment, and helmets, which are sent to Ukraine. Stanislaw is also collaborating with local organisations to help.

Victoria Oles

Victoria Oles is a marketing executive with a background in linguistics and management. She joined Cambridge4Ukraine in March 2022 to help match Ukrainian refugees with British hosts and provide assistance and advice in visa matters. She has helped to bring about 30 Ukrainian families to the UK so far. Currently, Victoria is helping to bring Ukrainian academics to Cambridge and provides general support in organising events aimed at integrating the newly arrived Ukrainians into the local community.

Diana Khripko

Diana joined Cambridge4Ukraine in May 2022 and oversees the team advising on all aspects of finding a job and building a professional career in the UK. Diana has an engineering background in sustainable industrial and energy systems and works in knowledge transfer between academia and industry. In her spare time, she enjoys physical exercising, spending time in nature with outdoor activities and travelling.

Stepan Blinder

Stepan is Co-Founder of Cambridge4Ukraine who is responsible for communications. He also organises academic events to raise funds to support displaced Ukrainians. In his professional life, Stepan is a PhD Candidate in Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is especially interested in the early modern cultural history of Eastern Europe.

Olenka Dmytryk

Olenka is a Co-Founder of Cambridge4Ukraine responsible for overseeing many aspects of the organisation's work. One of the Cambridge4Ukraine projects Olenka is running at the moment is opening a Ukrainian community library in Cambridge. When not volunteering, Olenka works as a librarian, and is a PhD Candidate in Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge.


Svitlana Novoselova

Svitlana is a linguist and designer who joined the Cambridge4Ukraine team in May 2022.

Svitlana has been involved in volunteering in Ukraine and Europe. She has worked in centres for people with disabilities, taken part in the organisation of festivals in different countries and worked with refugees.

She is currently a member of various teams at Cambridge4Ukraine, including the accommodation team and the English team.