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 2005, we have been able to match 10226 committed individuals with 443 partner organisations through our vostel-o-mat.
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.
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 | Head of Communications & Marketing
Hanna is one of the co-founders and managing director of vostel.de. She is responsible for the areas Communication and Marketing.
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.
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.
Head of Partner and Volunteer Management
Sophie is the responsible for our partner network and takes care of our volunteers.
Partner and Volunteer Management
Roxaneh is there to offer our volunteers and partner organisations help and advice.
Junior Project Manager | Corporate Volunteering
Rebecca supports our customers and runs our Corporate Volunteering Events.
Project Assistance Corporate Volunteering
Rebekka plans & runs our Corporate Volunteering Events.
Event Assistance Corporate Volunteering
Bono accompanies and supervises our social team events and makes sure that everything runs smoothly, thus ensuring maximum synergy effects between companies and NPOs.
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.
Tina makes sure that vostel.de also appears in English.
Elisa is the personal make-up artist of vostel.de and therefore responsible for the visual representation of the user interface.