Volkshilfe Austria

Who we are and what we do

Volkshilfe, founded in 1947, is a large non-profit, politically independent, non-denominational NGO. Together with its nine organisations in the Austrian federal states, Volkshilfe supports people by offering social services. Reflecting its mission as social movement, Volkshilfe advocates the interests of the socially disadvantaged. It provides expert knowledge and takes an active part in social developments and legislative processes.

Key areas include:

  • Care & Assistance
  • Asylum & Integration
  • Poverty
  • Labour
  • International Activities


Our International Projects.

An Overview

UKRAINE: Support for particularly vulnerable people

Volkshilfe has been distributing food and hygiene parcels to people in need in the Kharkiv and Kherson regions since December 2022. The aid reaches vulnerable people in hard-to-reach areas near the front line and the border with Russia every month.