Who are B50?


B50 is a community of volunteers united by the desire
to restore peaceful life in communities affected by the russian invasion of Ukraine.

What are we doing?

The program focuses on reconstruction and elimination of the war’s consequences. Volunteers help clear rubble and preserve buildings, implement repair and construction projects.

Projects:
Clean Up!

It helps families who have been left homeless by the war. Volunteers dismantle and remove the rubble of destroyed private and apartment buildings, public spaces, etc.

Reconstruction

They are repairing war-damaged buildings, including private homes and public spaces. Volunteers are reopening schools, kindergartens, libraries, medical facilities, etc.

RUH

It brings together conscious businesses and caring people to launch a massive reconstruction of destroyed Ukrainian homes. At the pilot stage, volunteers are building the first house for an affected family.

B50 Growing

Projects:
P.AGE

Restores the potential of children from the de-occupied and frontline areas. Provides libraries with high-quality educational literature in Ukrainian, donating publications on science, development, history, leaders, money, art, professions, growing up, etc.

B50 Care

Projects:
Shelters

Helps to transform gloomy children’s shelters at educational institutions into safe, comfortable and bright spaces. Takes care of the physical and psycho-emotional safety of children during stressful periods.

Fluffy Sunday

Supports animal shelters to minimize the impact of the war on four-legged friends. It organizes humanitarian aid, tail care and modernization of the territory of the animal shelters.

Country of Volunteers

Projects:
Corporate Volunteering with B50

Involves proactive Ukrainian businesses in the recovery effort by organizing on-site corporate volunteering. Teams of companies help to eliminate the destruction, carry out construction and repair work, etc.

The photo exhibition “Stronger than bricks”

Reflects on the experience of volunteer liquidation of the war’s consequences in the first year of the community’s activity. It introduces the emergence of the recovery volunteer movement in different regions of the country: from Lviv to Dnipro, from Odesa to Poltava.

Interview #B50heroes

Broadcasts the stories, life values and worldview of key members of our community. Through the examples of ordinary Ukrainians’ help, it breaks down stereotypes about volunteers and motivates them to engage in the restoration of de-occupied communities.

The photo exhibition“Chronicles of the Unkown Superheroes Ukrainians”

Traveling media project about ordinary Ukrainians who are lawyers, designers, accountants, and managers for five days a week, trying to live ordinary and fulfilling lives in a world where ballistic missile attacks have become a strange norm, and on weekends they turn into superheroes volunteers.

History of B50

Our community was born in the first days of the full-scale invasion of russian troops on the territory of Ukraine. After all, it was at this time that the future co-founders of the organization met under the walls of the capital headquarters of territorial defense.

The headquarters had a secret address – B50, which is where the name of our community came from. B50 volunteers became one of the first teams to join the cleaning of the de-occupied Irpin, Bucha, Hostomel, and Vorzel. From April 2022, we gather every week to help residents of de-occupied settlements. Most often, we volunteer in the Kyiv region – in Moshchun, Borodianka, Makariv, Horenka and other settlements and regions.

At the turn of 2022-23, the community rethought its activities and scaled the directions of help.

Mission and values of B50


The mission of the community is to restore communities affected by the russian invasion of Ukraine, strengthen their capabilities and minimize the consequences of the war.

Activists of B50 are “reconstruction volunteers” in every sense of the word –
from cleaning and restoring destroyed settlements to reviving the mental potential of Ukrainians.

We are surrounded by activists who highly value:

Equality

Our active volunteers are self-sufficient residents of the Kyiv agglomeration. We have 19-year-old students and 60-year-old pensioners helping side by side. The average age of B50 activists is 38 years.

We disprove the stereotype of “male” and “female” work when helping victims. When distributing tasks, we reject clichés and rely on the wishes of volunteers and their skills.

Initiative

Participation in our volunteer movement is based solely on voluntary interest. Therefore, more than 48% of volunteers help with B50 on a regular basis.

Our activists jointly make decisions, propose improvements, have space to implement their own ideas and projects, and develop leadership qualities.

Patriotism

B50 volunteers regularly support fellow citizens who lost their homes and property due to the armed invasion of the russian federation. We care, we cannot stand aside.

In our activities, we promote Ukrainian aspirations for freedom and kindred work, we return to traditions of housing construction.

Decency

We conduct our activities officially and regularly report by publishing financial and project reports.

We show honestly and transparently where the raised funds
and resources are used. We care about the effectiveness and efficiency of our volunteers. We fully fulfill our obligations to
the affected owners, partners and other beneficiaries.

Organizational structure
and reporting B50

The B50 community is based on a friendly tandem of two officially registered organizations –
the “B50 Volunteers” charitable foundation, which engages in the recruitment of volunteers
and the accumulation of financial contributions, and the “B50” public organization,
which implements separate programs and projects.

Registration documents, financial and project reports are regularly published on the B50 website.

Our achievements

21
months of
volunteering
322
volunteer events
organized
651
volunteers
engaged
178
houses cleaned up
destroyed
16
children’s libraries
provided
21
houses
repaired
7
children’s shelters
decorated
23
photo exhibitions
organized
23834
hours
worked

Geography of B50

How to join B50?

Our community always needs active people and financial assistance for the implementation of projects. Join the restoration of Ukraine!