Leaving one’s country, people and culture behind, often abruptly and reluctantly, to venture into an unfamiliar society, can be very challenging and distressing. This is why people arriving in Germany need support! We want to show you how you can use your own experience and start volunteering with refugees.
Since the refugee influx in 2015, many organizations in Berlin have been working relentlessly to help the newcomers in inspiring ways. If you like the thought of joining hands with these remarkable organizations, then check out these 5 volunteer opportunities:
Rückenwind e.V. and its great young team have made it their goal to help refugees with their daily tasks while giving them more autonomy – with bicycles! They are looking for volunteers to help them repair bikes in their workshop in the Sharehaus “Refugio”. Even if you are not experienced in repairs, you can help Rückenwind e.V. with organizational tasks and more. With BVG tickets being too expensive for many refugees, Rückenwind aims to empower them by providing the most environmentally friendly and healthy means of transportation. If you’d like to help the organisation achieve their mission, make sure to check them out.