Start volunteering in Munich today, non-German speakers welcome!
You live in Munich and want to start volunteering? Then this article is exactly what you need!
We all know that volunteering is an excellent way of contributing to the local community. It provides a great opportunity to connect with locals. And if you’re an expat, it might be a good chance to brush up your language skills. However, it is sometimes hard to know where to actually get involved. Maybe you are even a little insecure whether your level of German is high enough.
Fortunately, at GoVolunteer we have found a bunch of volunteering projects and opportunities located in Munich. Here are some of the areas:
1. Help building a wonderful community garden
Why not combine volunteering with spending time outside? The MUCCA Community Gardens are a community project and open to anyone who enjoys gardening. Since raised beds are planted there, surrounded by asphalt, the garden is largely barrier-free. People of all backgrounds and ages are invited to work together to create a place that invites people to linger and address issues of ecology, nature and society. If you love to be outside and in good company, and at the same time wish to make Munich a greener city then this project is perfect for you.
Create a safe space for people who are new to Munich and support integration through music!
2. Use music to connect with people from all over the world
As you might have experienced yourself when moving to Munich, it can be difficult to get a foothold in a new city or even a new country. Music can connect us! By means of various musical projects, Liberty Experience discover and promote musical talents and at the same time support the integration of refugees into Germany’s diverse culture and society. The ways you can engage with them seem limitless, from helping them with their fundraising or marketing strategy to taking videos of the amazing talents. If you want to find out more about the various ways you can help people starting a new life in Munich. Have a look at their amazing project!
Unterstütze die Igelstation bei der Pflege von hilfsbedürftigen und pflegebedürftigen Igeln.
3. Get creative and support a political art project
Ingrid Firmhofer, Munich based Photojournalist, is all about feminism and female empowerment. With her project Black Madonna for president she is looking for online volunteers in a variety of fields like Project- and Crowdfunding, Graphic Design, Marketing and many more. Ingrid and her team aim to raise awareness about what feminism actually means and what social, political and economic structures it addresses. If this got you curious be sure to check out her project for more information.
Use your creativity to support the crowdfunding of a very political photo and text art project!
4. Fight for animal rights
Animals United fights for the rights of animals and are regularly arranging events, demonstrations and creative animal activist work across Germany. If you are passionate about fighting the exploitation of animals by humans, get involved in their projects in Munich.
Get involved in the association’s creative actions like information booths, lectures, flash mobs and demos!
As you can see, there are many way to be volunteering in Munich. Now it is up to you to grab the available opportunities, meet new people, learn something new. That way you can for example contribute to your local community, support refugees and migrants, and enrich your life with intercultural experiences.
You want to start volunteering but are not living in Munich? Check out our volunteer suggestions for Berlin or Hamburg.
These and many more exciting projects in Munich, and in many other cities across Germany, can be found at www.govolunteer.com