The online volunteering platform with a heart

Who we are

We are a small Berlin-based social enterprise with a big vision: We want to give everyone the chance to get involved and make a difference in local volunteering projects – regardless of how much time they have, what language they speak or what skills they bring with them. Since our founding in 2015, we have been able to match more than 6,000 committed individuals with more than 250 partner organisations in Berlin, Cologne and Munich through our vostel-o-mat. Our long-term objective is to deploy our volunteering platform throughout Germany.

Our target group

More than 60% of our volunteers are newcomers (e.g. expats, people from a refugee background), which is why we attach great importance to also offering volunteering opportunities for people with no or little knowledge of the German language. In addition to collaborating with large charities, we place particular emphasis on assisting small and little known organisations and initiatives in their search for volunteers and help them promote themselves on vostel.de.

Our core activities

Our core task is to match those willing to help with those who need it and to advise non-profit organisations on effective volunteer management. In addition, we help businesses to plan and implement rewarding Corporate Volunteering activities.

Our business model

vostel.de funds itself by organising and carrying out Corporate Volunteering activities (individual or group activities, pro bono work, donation campaigns) and advising companies on setting up and implementing CV programmes.

Our team

  • Hanna Lutz

    Managing Director | Marketing & Community

    Hanna is one of the co-founders and managing directors of vostel and responsible for the areas of Strategy and Organisational Development as well as Marketing & Community.

  • Stephanie Frost

    Managing Director | Finance & Corporate Volunteering

    As a managing director and co-founder, Stephanie is in charge of all matters related to Cooperations and Corporate Volunteering. She also keeps a watchful eye on the numbers.

  • Björn Weinbrenner

    Web- & Product Development

    Björn translates the vostel concept into programming language and works meticulously and creatively on new technical solutions to implement the vision of vostel.

  • Leonard Ecker

    Partner & Volunteer Management

    Leo takes care of our partner organisations and volunteers.

  • Johannes Grünecker

    Partner & Volunteer Management

    Johannes is there to offer our volunteers and partner organisations help and advice. He also coordinates the expansion of our activities to other cities.

  • Mirjam Oschwald

    Project Assistance Corporate Volunteering

    Mirjam assists with organising and running our Corporate Volunteering Events.

  • Luise Wilhelm

    Designer at völlig ohne

    Luise makes vostel.de even more beautiful and ensures that words and images harmonise perfectly.

    volligohne.de
  • Timur Çelikel

    Frontend Developer at völlig ohne

    Together with Luise from völlig ohne, Timur makes sure that vostel.de is visually appealing and ensures a great user experience.

    volligohne.de

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

We’re happy to give you information and advice.

You got questions about our work, (online) volunteering, about vostel.de or you just wanna say Hi? We’ll be happy to receive your message!