KinderHelden gGmbH

Reading support for Frankfurt primary school children

Frankfurt am Main, Hessen
Requirement: Advanced German skills

About the Non-Profit Organisation

KinderHelden gGmbH

Under the motto "Heroes, as children need them", KinderHelden offers high-quality mentoring programs with professional guidance for children and young people. Children with difficult starting conditions receive holistic support with heart and mind from a volunteer mentor.

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About the volunteering opportunity

Reading support for Frankfurt primary school children

Laughing and reading together, giving a child undivided attention, accompanying it and strengthening its self-esteem - for the non-profit organisation KinderHelden we are looking for volunteer mentors who want to support Frankfurt primary school children with difficult starting conditions on their way to secondary school. Through the "LeseTandem+" project, the children receive a reading and leisure time mentor who accompanies them for a year and specifically promotes their reading skills.


This way you can help

Your Tasks

Reading pleasure instead of frustration!

The basic principle of the "sound reading method", which supports the LeseTandems+ during the first three months, works quite simply: follow the lines with your finger, actively improve errors and praise a lot. A simple principle with great effect. The better the child reads, the more you can withdraw as a mentor. After that, the Reading Olympics can start. This is about independent frequent reading. The reward is a certificate and a prize! But the greatest reward for every child is to be able to open up new worlds by reading and to talk about it with their mentor.

In addition to reading, the program includes further school support and meaningful leisure activities. Registrations are possible at any time!

Whats needed

You do not need to have any previous pedagogical experience, because in a preparatory workshop you will be prepared for your new role. You will also receive individually tailored learning materials and tips for activities suitable for children. Throughout the year, you will be accompanied and trained by full-time staff who will be available to you as contact persons.

You will fit into our team if

  • enjoy supporting a child and doing things with him/her regularly.
  • have at least one year to meet with a child about 1x per week for about 2 hours
  • is an enrichment for you to pass on your experience and knowledge to a child.
  • are open to new things and have a certain amount of patience, courage and creativity.

German Skills

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

Other Things You Should Know


Your support is needed on a long-term basis.


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


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