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Volunteering in Hamburg | 5 projects you can support now

In Hamburg, there are numerous opportunities to get involved in volunteering. You haven’t found a volunteering opportunity that matches your interests and skills yet? In this article we present 5  charitable projects that are currently looking forward to your help and your social commitment. 

If you take a look at, you will find many more projects for your volunteering opportunity in Hamburg.

1 | Get involved in a mentoring program for refugees

Mentoring programs are an enriching experience for both refugees and volunteers. Better language skills, orientation in everyday life, and new social contacts are just some of the many positive consequences. Here is where the association Die Insel Hilft e.V. comes in by bringing locals and refugees together with its tandem project. The association is happy to welcome new faces who want to help refugees and participate in an active mentoring network.

2 | Accompany and support young people in their application process

Career orientation is a major challenge for many young people. Finding their own way requires a lot of courage and self-efficacy. In a 1:1 accompaniment organized by the MUT Academy, you can give young people valuable advice and thus be an important support in the application process. You will help them in researching, in how to contact the company and in preparing for job interviews. In this way, you are an important support for the young people on their way to taking on new challenges after completing their school education,

Get in touch now if you would like to support young people in their career orientation. 

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3 | Create new projects in the area of education & development together with the team of clubkinder e.V.

Big cities like Hamburg present many social challenges. Clubkinder e.V. deals with these challenges in a variety of projects. Here you can develop your own ideas in a dynamic team and put them into practice. There are no limits to your creativity. In this context, they have already organized many cultural events and workshops on various topics. Currently they are looking for support especially in the area of education and development in order to create new event formats and to pursue activity on this important topic. 

Project and event planning are your thing? Then get to know the team now!

4 I Help seniors learn how to use smartphones and tablets

The association Wege aus der Einsamkeit e.V. is committed to opening up digital communication channels for senior citizens and thus creating cross-generational meeting spaces. In a relaxed and casual atmosphere, smartphones and tablets are examined closely in order to teach seniors step by step how to use digital media. With a little patience and empathy, success is quickly achieved.  If you would like to support seniors making first steps with smartphones and tablets, register for the next event.

5 I Become a reading school mentor and support elemantary school children on their way to secondary school

The aim of the “LeseTandem+” project is to accompany elementary school children on their way to secondary school as a reading mentor and thus support them in their educational development. This project is aimed mainly at children with difficult starting conditions by helping them to gain positive learning experiences. Reading together strengthens the children’s self-esteem and opens up new perspectives for them. 

You would like to take on an exciting task as readning mentor? You would like to contribute to more equal opportunities in the education system? The team is looking forward to get to know you!

You haven’t found a suitable volunteering opportunity in Hamburg yet? Then take a look at and discover many more opportunities!

Your team wishes you a joyful volunteering in Hamburg!

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