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connecting refugees and locals

Buddies for Ukraine is a program that connects Ukrainian refugees with locals. We want to help the new arrivals feel supported and connected to the local community.

Buddies for Ukraine works similarly to buddy programs at universities. If you are looking for a connection, fill out the form below and we will reach out to you with an email once you are matched. In our matching, we take into consideration your personal preferences and interests to find the best peer for you. Once matched, you can apply to be matched again if you want to connect with more people.

for refugees:

  • find like-minded peers that speak your language, for you or your children
  • connect with the local community, feel supported and not alone
  • once matched, you can apply again to connect with more people

for locals:

  • make the new arrivals from Ukraine feel at home
  • choose how you want to support – help with administrative tasks (i.e. go shopping together), or just meet up for a drink or a walk.
  • once matched, you can apply again to connect with more people

If you need more information, support, or simply want to say hi,