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 on vostel.de. 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 22507 volunteers with 1163 social organisations through vostel.de.
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, in the region of Frankfurt am 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.
Our youngest vostel volunteer is 16, the oldest vostel volunteer 86 years old. We think this is great - because we want to make it possible for everyone to commit themselves to a better and more sustainable future! For this reason, many of our committed volunteers are also so-called newcomers (e.g. expats or 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 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 regularly hold workshops on various topics such as volunteer management, digital volunteering, on how to address and gain young volunteers as well as on how to build up meaningful corporate cooperations.
Also, we help businesses to plan and implement rewarding Corporate Volunteering activities.
vostel.de funds itself by organising and carrying out Corporate Volunteering activities (individual or group activities, pro bono work, fundraising campaigns), by advising companies on setting up and implementing CV programmes and through lecturing and teaching activities.
Managing Director | Director Corporate Volunteering & Cooperations
As a managing director and co-founder, Stephanie is in charge of all matters related to Cooperations & Corporate Volunteering.
Co-Founder & advisory council
Hanna is one of the co-founders and supports the team within the advisory council.
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.
Web- & Produktentwicklung
Moritz works on our web application and puts our vision into code. Ruby on Rails, automated tests, CI servers and deployment - words that are part of his daily vocabulary.
Head of Partner- & Volunteer Management
Rebekka leads the area of partner & volunteer management, advises and coaches our partner NPOs and (re-)presents our topics at (political) expert events.
Partner & Volunteer Management
Merle is responsible for our NPO partner network and takes care of our volunteers.
Project Manager | Corporate Volunteering
Rebecca supports our partner companies, designs innovative formats for corporate volunteering and is responsible for the planning and organisation of our corporate volunteering events.
Corporate Volunteering & Partner Relations
Janina is the contact person for companies in the area of corporate volunteering. She curates the selection of projects on the company's own engagement platforms and accompanies teamevents from planning to follow-up.
Project Assistance Corporate Volunteering
Philip supports the organisation and implementation of our Social Days and takes care of our corporate volunteers.
Project Assistance Corporate Volunteering
Freya supports the organisation and implementation of our Social Days and takes care of our corporate volunteers.
Event Assistance Corporate Volunteering
Marie brings a great dose of creativity to our Social Days and - with a keen sense of team dynamics - ensures colourful events with impact.
Social Media & Content Management
Janine is Queen of Social Media and fills our various channels with content.
Marketing & Communication
Sebastian is responsible for PR and collaborations, manages the blog and helps with the design of our website.
Elisa is the personal make-up artist of vostel.de and therefore responsible for the visual representation of the user interface.
Tina makes sure that vostel.de also appears in beautiful English.