Young Caritas

In Young Caritas, we give the youth a space for their ideas and offer them a helping hand to make the world a better place.

Besides supporting health and social charities, the activities of our young volunteers include organizing educational events for the public and for schools, and creating projects focused on helping local communities or foreigners living in our country. We are a part of the European platform Young Caritas.

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In January 2020, Caritas Czech Republic, together with Diocesan Charity of České Budějovice, Diocesan Catholic Charity of Hradec Králové, and Diocesan Charity Pilsen, started a three-year pilot project in the Czech Republic. Because of this project, we, together with our young colleagues, improve in non-formal education techniques, share our experiences, and push towards global responsibility.

Project Young Caritas is co-funded by the European Union.

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6 ways Caritas Czech Republic helps people who had to flee their homes
June 7, 2022 News

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic helps people who had to flee their homes

The number of people who were forced to leave their homes has doubled in the last 10 years to 82.4 million refugees today. The most common reasons why people involuntarily leave their home country or region are protracted wars, political persecution and, more recently, problems related to climate change. Our assistance in 6 countries focuses not only on providing the basic necessities to live but also on sustainable solutions that give refugees a chance for a better future. 

The kids are homesick. And so am I, says the teacher of the Ukrainian adaptation club run by Caritas
May 10, 2022 News

The kids are homesick. And so am I, says the teacher of the Ukrainian adaptation club run by Caritas

More than 300,000 Ukrainian refugees have already found asylum in the Czech Republic. 40 per cent of them are children. But many of them do not go to educational institutions because there is not enough place for them. Caritas Czech Republic has therefore set up the Young Caritas club for Ukrainian children, which currently consists of 14 children.

3 ways Young Caritas volunteers help refugees from Ukraine
April 7, 2022 News

3 ways Young Caritas volunteers help refugees from Ukraine

More than 250,000 Ukrainians have arrived in the Czech Republic since the start of the war in Ukraine. Immediately after the Russian invasion began, the Young Caritas team in Prague built a wide network of volunteers to help refugees in the Czech Republic. They babysit children for families from Ukraine, help as their guides and also assist social workers.

Clothing swap and upcycling workshop for Waste Free Week
September 3, 2020 Young Caritas

Clothing swap and upcycling workshop for Waste Free Week

At the start of the school year, we invited everyone who had extra clothes in their closets to our charity information center.

Community Center in Karlin
August 26, 2020 Young Caritas

Community Center in Karlin

We spent one of the last mornings of summer with children at the Center for the Integration of Children and Youth in Prague’s neighborhood of Karlín.