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Sozialverband VdK Berlin-Brandenburg

Handicrafts and painting for people in care institutions - "Pinselpost"

Remote Volunteering

About the Non-Profit Organisation

Sozialverband VdK Berlin-Brandenburg

For around 70 years, we have been committed to social justice in Germany and effectively represent the concerns of older people and people with disabilities vis-à-vis authorities, social courts and politicians. In Berlin and Brandenburg, we also operate various support and advice centres, for example in the areas of participation, care and mobility.

More about the organisation

About the volunteering opportunity

Handicrafts and painting for people in care institutions - "Pinselpost"

With the "Brush Post" campaign, we would like to bring variety, colour and joy into the corona everyday life of care facilities, because the corona crisis is hitting them particularly hard at the moment. The residents are to notice that they are not alone.

This way you can help

Your Tasks

Whether you paint or do handicrafts, write little letters and poems - there are no limits to your creativity. Ink or colored pencil drawings, decorative handicrafts, window pictures, action painting, spring photos, poems or thoughts... Everyone can make, write or paint something that will please the patient.

Then simply put the artwork in an envelope and send it to one of the participating care institutions or bring it by. The addresses of our facilities are listed here.

Thanks in advance for the support!

Whats needed

  • Fun and interest, to create small handicrafts and pictures
  • A stamp or the possibility of inserting the local post yourself

You will fit into our team if

You want to engage yourself for others from home.

German Skills

For this volunteering opportunity you don't need any German skills.

Other Things You Should Know

Important notice

You can start right away. But we would appreciate a photo of your artwork. Or share them yourself in your social networks with the #Pinselpost!


It is ok to only help once.


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

Insurance accidient Insurance liability

Yes, both

When you can help

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