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Ukraine Commmunity Activity Registry

Trinity Support Projects for Ukraine

This registry is designed for the Trinity community to share their projects which aim to assist the challenges faced by students and scholars from Ukraine. The activities listed are also open to other at-risk groups such as those fleeing war and persecution.

If you have an idea or proposal for a community project, we would like to hear from you. Get in touch with the Trinity Global Team by filling in this form, clicking the button below or by emailing Trinity Global.

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English Language Conversation Classes

Project Description

Informal English language conversation classes in which student and staff volunteers engage with small groups of learners in a welcoming environment in order to create a space for intercultural sharing between Trinity and the wider community, including people from Ukraine and others seeking refuge. The main aim will be to support people to develop the language and integration skills they need for life in Ireland, through meaningful social interaction.

Key Areas

Community, inclusion, language, intercultural understanding.

Desirable Skills/Experience of Volunteers

All volunteers are welcome to participate in this inclusive project. However, we would particularly welcome volunteers with experience in the key areas mentioned above.

Next Steps

For further information please contact Dr Bronagh Catibusic or Dr Rachel Hoare

Trinity Sanctuary Fund

Project Description

Trinity College stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people at this most difficult time. As a University of Sanctuary and a member of the Scholars at Risk network, we are committed to offering our physical and academic resources to give appropriate sanctuary, succour and support to the people and country of Ukraine.

To this end, the College is establishing the Trinity Sanctuary Fund, a flexible fund responding to the diverse and ever-changing needs of asylum seekers and refugees. Established now to address the huge challenges faced by students and scholars from Ukraine, the Fund will also be open to other at-risk groups such as those fleeing war and persecution in Afghanistan and Syria.

The Fund will provide those most in need with targeted financial payments, along with a programme of intensive supports, such as language classes, counselling, tech support and, where applicable, tuition fees.

Trinity Development & Alumni is working to secure philanthropic investment in the Fund and will be reaching out to alumni across the world keen to express their solidarity and support by contributing to this effort.

Next Steps

For those who are interested in learning more, please contact Jennifer Taaffe or donate here .

Trinity Sport Projects

Community Engagement

  • Activities for Ukrainian children: free summer camp places (5 free places per week/ limited to different individuals each week. Running during June-August dates to follow)
  • Activities for Ukrainian families: free family swim sessions and climbing wall sessions (group bookings), family fun events, Euro Week of sport event access.

To take part in the above activities, contact sport@tcd.ie.

Students

  • Supports for Ukrainian students – financial- gear and equipment and registration fees covered by DUCAC to sport clubs and National Governing Bodies (NGB’s)
  • Activities for Ukrainians students - Have a go session with various sport clubs, Welcome events (hosted by sport club members in Global room), European week of sport activities and events
  • Training for students- Inclusion training etc.
  • Volunteering for students- opportunities to volunteer and work with groups. Looking for volunteers for sports camps, sports events and family sports events.

Contact sport@tcd.ie for more information.

Sports Camps

We are delighted to offer up to 5 places per week for children on our sports camps during the summer. Our sports camps run from June to August.

We are also looking for volunteers for the children’s camps, all volunteers are welcome to participate however, we would particularly welcome volunteers in sport or that have dealt with children before.

Sports Clubs

Our sports clubs are committing to offering specific give it a go session’s. With 49 sports clubs within Trinity Sport we have a large number of sports clubs offering sessions in the new academic year. if you are interested in taking part in these sessions then please sign up via our web page www.tcd.ie/sport or alternatively please contact DUCAC@tcd.ie.

We are also offering to waive the DUCAC signup fee as well to assist with any registration fee associated with National Governing Bodies for any Trinity student affected by the crisis. Anyone interested in taking up this opportunity then please contact DUCAC@tcd.ie with your query.

We have sport inclusion officers who undertake training annually within the club, they will be a point of contact for any individuals getting involved with the sports club. These individuals get specific training on welcoming and how to be inclusive. If there are members of the sports clubs that wish to undertake this training who are not inclusions officers, then please contact our physical activity and inclusion officer Naz Velic VELICN@tcd.ie.

The sports clubs are to host a welcome evening in the global room for the new academic year. We will provide light refreshments and a chance to meet members of the sports clubs. It will be an opportunity to ask questions about the sport, get to know potential team meets and to socialise. For further information or to register in advance for this event then please email sport@tcd.ie.

Recreation Sport

As part of European Week of Sport on the 23rd-30th September 2022, we will be running a number of events throughout the week. Some of these events will be free of charge but some will be paid events. Trinity Sport will cover the cost of entry to individuals from the Ukraine to take part in these events.

We are also looking for volunteers for these events, all volunteers are welcome to help with events and get involved.

If any person interested to become a volunteer or to participate in the events could contact sport@tcd.ie for further information on the next steps.