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Homeless aid in winter | 5 projects you can support now

Especially in the cold season, it is your own four walls that give you shelter from the cold weather between November and April. But not every person is lucky enough to have a permanent home. All the more important in winter is the work of the homeless aid organisations, which often provide sleeping places in addition to warm meals and clothing. In doing so, the organisations are always dependent on the support of volunteers. In this article, we present 5 projects from the homeless aid that you can support this winter. On vostel.de you can also find many other homeless aid projects that would be happy to receive a helping hand.

Your vostel.de team wishes you much joy in your work for homeless people!


1 I Distribute food to people without shelter in the winter project “Warm through the night”.

DÜSSELDORF | Basic german skills needed

The project “Warm through the night” of youngcaritas Düsseldorf is aimed at people without shelter, to whom the young volunteers distribute warm drinks and small meals (soups, pastries, fruit). Would you like to be a part of this and help people get through the winter in good shape? Then get in touch with the team now.


2 I Sort and distribute food to needy people in the neighbourhood in Kreuzberg and Mitte

berlin | Basic german skills needed

For several years now, the Protestant parish in Kreuzberg-Mitte has been organising the “Laib & Seele” (Loaf & Soul) aid programme for needy people from the neighbourhood. The parish receives food donations from the food bank, sorts them and then distributes them. Every Thursday between 10:00 and 15:30 you have the opportunity to support them in their work. Find a suitable date now.


3 I Support the distribution of food & drinks to homeless people in Cologne-Mülheim

Cologne | no german skills needed

The Kaffeekutsche in Cologne-Mülheim provides up to 30 people without shelter with food, drinks and clothing per tour. The voluntary project is always dependent on helpers to distribute the donations. Whether weekly, monthly or annually – any help is more than welcome. If you would like to be a part of it, you can book an appointment to help directly.


4 I Support the women’s shelter Karla 51 as a food courier

Munich | basic german skills needed

In addition to overnight rooms, the women’s shelter Karla 51 of the Evangelisches Hilfswerk München also runs a café, which is a protected space for women and offers meetings, cultural activities, counselling and food at low prices. Currently, the team is looking for support for the transport of lunch, which has to be picked up in the north of Munich and brought to the women’s shelter. Do you have your own car and time once or twice a week in the mornings?


5 I Get involved in one of the emergency overnight stays of the Berliner Stadtmission

Berlin | basic german skills needed

In the emergency shelters of the Berliner Stadtmission, people who would otherwise have to spend the night outside in the cold receive a place to sleep, a warm meal, clothing, medical care and counselling. Would you like to support them regularly, for example in their shelter in Moabit? Then get in touch with the team now.


On vostel.de you will find many other initiatives besides these projects that are committed to helping the homeless in winter and would be very happy to receive your support.


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Your vostel.de team wishes you every success in your commitment to helping the homeless in winter!


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