Mission to help Ukraine - Calling registered nurses and nurse practitioners

In response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, RNAO is partnering with Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) to send volunteer registered nurses (RN) and nurse practitioners (NP) to Poland. As you are undoubtedly aware, many refugees are arriving in Poland from Ukraine and they need our help. 

We need RNs and NPs on the ground in Poland to provide primary health care, mental health care, parental/newborn care and other areas of nursing practice as needed.  

If you would like to volunteer, please apply directly through CMAT by visiting their volunteer page. CMAT will organize teams of health-care professionals to provide professional practice and logistics. If you volunteer, you’ll need to pay your airfare to the destination, but CMAT will cover all other expenses on the ground. 

Can’t go but want to help somehow? 

CMAT gratefully accepts tax-deductible donations to support their humanitarian work. You can support a specific volunteer to help them with expenses by donating directly on the CMAT web site, or make a general donation.  

Tax-deductible donations can be made by Interac e-transfer or PayPal to donations@canadianmedicalteams.org.

Or you can donate directly online. Look for “2022 Ukraine Conflict Humanitarian Response”. If you are donating in honour of a specific CMAT volunteer, be sure to enter their name at the bottom of the donation form. 

RNAO and CMAT thank everyone who can either volunteer or donate to support this crisis.

See the responses from CMAT Executive Director Valerie Rzepka – a Polish-Canadian and RNAO member – to questions about CMAT and the ongoing mission to Poland and Ukraine.