Are you looking for a volunteering activity in Cologne this spring? But finding the right project is often not that easy. That’s why we’re giving you a little inspiration here and introducing you to 5 charitable projects that you can support now.
You haven’t found the right volunteering activity for you? Then take a look at vostel.de, where you will find many other opportunities to get involved in Cologne.
1 | Distribute food to the hungry in Cologne-Mülheim with the private initiative Kaffeekutsche (Coffee Carriage)
The Kaffeekutsche (coffee carriage) brings food, drinks and clothes to hungry people in Cologne-Mülheim every Monday and Tuesday from 6 to 9 pm. As a volunteer, you can support them on a one-off or regular basis and ride with them on fully loaded bicycles from Mülheim station to Wiener Platz. On the tour, you will feed almost 30 people who are very happy about the donations!
2 | Support an association for the blind as a driver on a weekend trip to Münster on 1 July 2022
Once a year, the IN VIA cycling station supports the “Weiße Speiche” association on a summer weekend tour in NRW. The “Weiße Speiche” is a group in which blind and sighted people have dedicated themselves to cycling together. Together with the bike station, 11 tandems are brought to the starting point on Friday and picked up again at the destination on Sunday.
For the transport, the association is looking for volunteers with a driving licence who, together with the management of the cycle station, will drive the tandems to the starting point in Münster on 01 July and pick them up again on 03 July, thus making this great day possible for the visually impaired people.
3 | Explain how to use smartphones to older people in a smartphone consultation session
On two days this year – 19 May and 10 November – youngcaritas Cologne invites older people to a smartphone consultation to get help with the use of their smartphones. The team is looking for volunteers who are familiar with the “normal use” of the devices and who are happy provide minor assistance with the basic usage. Sounds like a task for you?
4 I Organise cooking evenings for people with and without refugee experience together as a team
The association Über den Tellerrand organises regular cooking evenings where people with and without refugee experience can come together, cook together and exchange ideas at eye level. At each cooking event, someone presents a dish from her/his home country, which is then prepared by all participants together. Afterwards, of course, we eat together.
The team is still looking for active support for the preparation and running of the cooking evenings. Would you like to be part of it? Then write to the team.
5 I Read out exciting STEM stories in a KiTA, primary school or public institution
The reading network “MINTKiDS” regularly reads STEM stories (all about science, technology, engineering and math) to educational institutions such as daycare centres and schools to get children excited about the phenomena of this exciting world.
The network is still looking for volunteer reading mentors who would like to read to 10 children of nursery or primary school age for about 2 hours a week on a regular basis. Would you like to do this? The team is looking forward to hearing from you!
You haven’t found a suitable volunteering activity in Cologne for you yet? Then take a look at vostel.de and discover many more opportunities!
Your vostel.de Team wishes you a joyful volunteering experience in Cologne!