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 2005, we have been able to match more than 5,000 committed individuals with more than 200 partner organisations in Berlin and Munich through our vostel-o-mat. In 2018, vostel.de was also launched in Cologne. vostel's long-term objective is to deploy its volunteering platform throughout Germany.
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.
vostel.de funds itself by organising and carrying out Corporate Volunteering activities (individual or group activities, pro bono work, fundraising campaigns) and advising companies on setting up and implementing CV programmes.
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.
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.
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.
Partner & Volunteer Management and coordination of "Volunteergration"
Lena takes care of our partner organisations and volunteers and encourages refugees to engage in social projects as part of our "Volunteergration" project.
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.
Project Assistance Corporate Volunteering & Sales
Alina assists with organising and running our Corporate Volunteering Events. Also, she is responsible for the acquisition of new customers.
Designer at völlig ohne
Luise makes vostel.de even more beautiful and ensures that words and images harmonise perfectly.volligohne.de
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