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Join the Engagement Academy

You have the urge to finally make a difference but don't really know how to start and where to find the time? Then join our Engagement Academy on 16 October.

We will show you how easy it is to get involved in society. Together with participants from all over Germany, you will solve challenges in the fields of nature conservation, poverty reduction and social cohesion - via Zoom, from your sofa.

Sign up for the Academy now! now also in Bonn

You know people in Bonn who want to get involved in social projects? Or social organizations that are looking for volunteers? Then let them know that now also offers exciting opportunities for volunteering in Bonn.

Become part of your local community

In our local groups in many German cities you can exchange ideas with other volunteers and get regular inspiration for volunteering opportunities in your region. Discover your local community in Berlin | Hamburg | Leipzig | Cologne | Frankfurt am Main | Stuttgart.


We are vostel

We are a small, Berlin-based social enterprise with a big dream: We envision a world where everyone contributes to a better, more sustainable future according to their abilities and regardless of how much time they have, what language they speak or what skills they bring with them. This is why we offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities at various non-profit organisations at We provide concrete possibilities for individuals, especially for the younger generation, to become socially engaged and help create a better world.

Since our founding in 2015, we have been able to match 16951 volunteers with 960 social organisations through

In addition to recruiting volunteers and advising non-profit organisations on all aspects of their volunteer management, we help companies plan and implement rewarding corporate volunteering activities.

At present, we're supporting non-profits in Berlin, Bonn, Cologne, Darmstadt, the region of Frankfurt Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Wiesbaden. In addition, we cooperate with organisations from all over Germany that are looking specifically for volunteers that support them online/ remotely.

About the vostel team

For non-profit-organisations

Are you looking for volunteers for your initiative or organisation?

Whether it's to support your daily operations or to implement new ideas – offers you a quick and easy way to find helping hands and creative minds in Berlin, Bonn, Darmstadt, the Frankfurt Main area, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, the Munich area, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Wiesbaden.

We will gladly advise you and your organisation on various topics, including volunteer management, digital volunteering, young volunteers or ways to build meaningful collaborations with companies – either personally or as part of our nationwide workshops.
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For companies

Are you looking for Corporate Volunteering opportunities for your team or company?

We create a tailored Volunteering & Commitment Programme that suits your individual company needs and can achieve the biggest impact possible – on both, your employees and the social projects in your city.
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