Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Wannsee

Rickshaw driving with senior on rides

Berlin, Berlin
Requirement: Medium German skills

About the Non-Profit Organisation

Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Wannsee

A team of volunteer rickshaw pilots take senior citizens from five nursing homes for a ride in a Christiania bicycle rickshaw. The volunteers are insured through the church community and can plan their assignments very individually.

We are part of Radeln ohne Alter e.V. with the location Berlin/Wannsee

More about the organisation

About the volunteering opportunity

Rickshaw driving with senior on rides

Senior citizens from five nursing homes in Berlin Wannsee are taken for a walk on an electric bicycle rickshaw. In the front rickshaw two people can take a seat in front of the rickshaw driver. The rickshaw driver receives training and then regulates his or her commitment independently via a doodle calendar, when, how often and for which nursing home he or she wants to offer rides. 

This way you can help

Your Tasks

To take rickshaw rides for 2 hours once to four times a month for senior citizens. The rickshaw driver independently calls the nursing home to announce the ride, which he has announced in advance by means of a doodle list. The volunteer maintains contact with the rickshaw captain in Wannsee, who coordinates the rickshaw trips.

Whats needed

Enthusiasm for cycling; sociability; independence;

The volunteer should know the German road traffic regulations and know how to ride a bicycle. Openness for elderly seniors with disabilities, but also the desire to get in touch with them is an advantage. The rickshaw drivers are insured by the parish of Wannsee.

You will fit into our team if

You feel like sharing your cycling enthusiasm with older people who can no longer cycle.

German Skills

Please note: For this volunteering opportunity, you need German skills on the level „Medium German skills“.

Other Things You Should Know

Important notice

The German road traffic regulations should be known.

Duration

Your support is needed on a long-term basis.

Insurance

Am I covered by accident and/or casualty insurance during the project?

Yes, both

When you can help

Possible times:

  • On weekdays
  • At the weekend
  • By day

Registration

For this project, we ask you to arrange an individual meeting.