About vostel.de

Who we are

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 40148 volunteers with 1811 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 target group

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 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 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.

Our business model

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.

Our team

  • Lisa Schubert (she/her)

    Lisa Schubert (she/her)

    Managing Director

  • Kerstin Weber-Thum (she/her)

    Kerstin Weber-Thum (she/her)

    Office Manager

  • Moritz Höppner (he/his)

    Moritz Höppner (he/his)

    Software Development & IT

  • Martin Aigner (he/his)

    Martin Aigner (he/his)

    Software Development & IT

  • Elisa Haubert (she/her)

    Elisa Haubert (she/her)

    User Interface & Corporate Design

  • Vivian Monteiro Copertino (she/her)

    Vivian Monteiro Copertino (she/her)

    Community & qualification management

  • Ruben Stern (he/his)

    Ruben Stern (he/his)

    Community & qualification management

  • Merle Stallmeister (she/her)

    Merle Stallmeister (she/her)

    Community & qualification management

  • Isabel Thormann (she/her)

    Isabel Thormann (she/her)

    Community & qualification management

  • Rebecca Brumma (she/her)

    Rebecca Brumma (she/her)

    Corporate Volunteering

  • Rebekka Hesse (she/her)

    Rebekka Hesse (she/her)

    Corporate Volunteering

  • Janine Hofmann (SHE/HER)

    Janine Hofmann (SHE/HER)

    Corporate Volunteering

  • Sophie Bone (she/her)

    Sophie Bone (she/her)

    Corporate Volunteering

  • Janine Rehn (she/her)

    Janine Rehn (she/her)

    Communications

  • Sebastian Prassek (he/his)

    Sebastian Prassek (he/his)

    Communications

  • Bianca Halliday (she/her)

    Bianca Halliday (she/her)

    Communications

  • Stephanie Frost (she/her)

    Stephanie Frost (she/her)

    Managing Director & Co-Founder

  • Hanna Lutz (she/her)

    Hanna Lutz (she/her)

    Co-Founder

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

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