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Action by students & alumni

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We teamed up with leading student organizations, WU alumni and other volunteers. Here are some of our collaborative activities.

Would you like to learn more about student organizations that engage in sustainable development efforts at WU (and perhaps join one of them)? Click here.

viaGerman: free German lessons for Ukranian children


Founders/organizers: WU (CEMS) alumnus Lukas Pichler, friends and volunteers; administrative support from STaR.

About the initiative: We help Ukrainian children to learn German. We believe that speaking German means new opportunities. And children need opportunities. Thus, we offer free German lessons.


  • Volunteer as a tutor! Sign up here: 

    • 30 individuals have already joined and contributed to making a difference for 110 children from Ukraine!

  • Tutoring not really your thing but you'd still like to help? We also need support with organizational matters, so we'd love to hear from you! Email: 

Welcome to Vienna Brochure

Our amazing student volunteers compiled a guide with useful links and tips for refugees and asylum seekers in Vienna. To the best of our knowledge first of such kind in Austria!

Much of the information is specifically for new arrivals from Ukraine. However, we hope some of the links will also prove useful for individuals who are fleeing persecution and violence in other countries.

  • Download the guide in English here

  • Download the guide in Ukrainian here

  • Download the guide in Russian here

Please pass this information along to anyone who might be interested!

Ukrainian Food Market on WU's Campus Summer 2022

Organized by a group of student volunteers.

A special thanks goes to Valeriia Hubar and the wonderful volunteer cooks who prepared the delicious traditional Ukrainian foods you see in the pictures below (click to enlarge)!

The story behind the Ukrainian Food Market at WU. CLICK TO EXPAND

Engagement opportunities through Volunteering@WU


Volunteering@WU - Lernen macht Schule is a cooperation between WU, Caritas Vienna and BILLA, committed to educational equality regardless of the socio-economic background. Since 2010, each semester, the program has been connecting around 130 university students with 260 children and teenagers from 20 Caritas institutions, including accommodations for asylum seekers, mother-child houses, counselling centers, and others. Students and kids meet on a weekly basis in three different buddy tracks (study-, music- or sports-buddy) to learn with and from each other. Currently, students are also engaged in the Caritas accommodations’ program for refugee families from Ukraine.

The program applies the method of service learning: students perform volunteer work (a service) and complete complementary seminars, supervision, and reflection assignments (learning). They receive 3 ECTS credits per term in addition o WUs social skills certificate.

Apply now for the upcoming semester!

[Please note that German skills are required to take part in this program.]

For more up-to-day information, follow us on STaR LinkedIn!

Here we post news on how to get engaged, opportunities for Ukrainian job seekers, and other urgent announcements. Along with other STaR-related public disemmination activities.


Please note that many of our projects are ongoing. Information provided on this page is subject to change.