On the 3rd December the University Volunteer Centre (UVC) will be celebrating the 8th anniversary, and the International Volunteer Day 2 days later as well. To commemorate these events, UVC and volunteers prepare several actions and activities like “Mission: Christmas Card” or a pet food bank called “Filling in Pets’ Bellies”.


Since 2013 the University Volunteer Centre has been dealing with the volunteer opportunity promotion, helping to realise new projects  reported by the academic community, as well as facilitating the cooperation between volunteers and organizations or institutions in need. Traditionally, within the pre-Christmas time UVC and volunteers organise events that students, PhD students and UW employees are welcome to join.


UVC events in December:

Not only Skłodowska-Curie: Women in Science 

Online meeting in English. A Biology student will be talking about great minds of the science world from a women’s view.

6th December (Monday) 4.45 pm

Registration until 10 am, 3rd December via UCW UW.


Online workshop: Polish Language Survival Lesson with @mypolishteacher

If you would like to start your adventure with Polish language join our meeting led by our volunteer and Polish language teacher Sylwia. Before that, you can follow her Instagram @mypolishteacher.
December 9, 4:45 PM
Application deadline: December 3, 10:00 AM
To sign up to workshop Polish Language Survival Lesson please send an email: wolontariat(at)uw.edu.pl


Book Talk – Back to Childhood

Meeting in English conducted by a Management student as well as a founder of a students’ group Good Books and Series. Students of the University of Warsaw and the Medical University of Warsaw will be discussing their favourite childhood books.

16th December (Thursday) 4.00 pm 

Registration until 10.00 am, 10th December via UCW UW.


Mission: Christmas Card

Each year before Christmas, anyone is encouraged to send Christmas cards with Christmas wishes. The cards sent to UVC and addressed to seniors will be further delivered to the Nursing Home of the Society of St. Francis de Sales in Warsaw. 

Deadline: 15th December. More information.


Zimowa Wałówka – Filling in Pets’ Bellies is an action to help animals in shelters. This is the 8th edition of this action. The collection points for cat and dog food are located in the UVC, in the University of Warsaw Library building, and in the Students’ Council building, and remain open till 28th January 2022. More information.