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Write letters and postcards against loneliness to seniors and become part of our "Christmas letter pigeon"
youngcaritas im Erzbistum Köln
Pack an advent bag for homeless people
youngcaritas Mannheim
Quadrate, Mannheim
Helping people in need at our clothing distribution points - the Hanseatic Help Stores
Hanseatic Help e. V.
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6 Ideas & Projects for your Volunteering around Christmas

Would you like to volunteer for other people over the Christmas period and thus give a little warmth and joy? We'll show you various opportunities and specific projects that you can get involved in over the festive period.

Cold aid: Emergency numbers & commitment for homeless people

When the nights get colder, homeless people in particular suffer from the low temperatures. In our article, you will find current cold aid emergency numbers for numerous German cities as well as opportunities to get involved in homeless aid in your city.

War in the Middle East | Where you can get informed & make donations

Since the brutal terrorist attack by Hamas on Israel on 7 October, Israel and Palestine are at war. We show you sources where you can get independent information about the background and the latest developments. And we will introduce you to organisations that are committed to humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip and promoting intercultural understanding.


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 36819 volunteers with 1669 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.

We're supporting non-profits Germany-wide, including Berlin, Bonn, Cologne, Darmstadt, Dusseldorf, 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 all over Germany, including Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, 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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