Christmas mail: Letters against loneliness for seniors in nursing homes and residences

Care & Travel

Remote Volunteering
No German skills required
Direct contact
Arts, Music & Culture
Hospice Work

About the volunteering opportunity

Since the intergenerational exchange is very important to us, especially in these still difficult times, and we want to support residents in nursing homes, we are again starting a letter collection.

With this we want to make seniors happy at Christmas and show that we are thinking of them.

Only together can we survive this crisis! Help us to give some comfort and hope.

Your Tasks

We are grateful for every Christmas card, every poem and every short text - simply everything that makes the time a little more varied for our seniors and shows that we are thinking of them.

How many pictures/cards/letters you write is entirely up to you. We are happy about every single one.

Let your creativity run wild!

If you want to write cards, you are welcome to create short greeting cards, e.g. with a nice poem/song text and a nice greeting "I think of you/stay healthy/love greetings from Berlin" etc. or you can - if you like - tell about yourself and your everyday life/a holiday/a story. The residents are also happy about different new insights into other lives. There is also the possibility to note your sender if you are interested in a pen friendship. Maybe something will come back! It's a great way to get to know another life.

Put it all in an envelope and send it to us so we can forward it to foster homes.

If you know of any nursing homes that would appreciate Christmas mail - feel free to contact us!

What's needed

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

You need some time and creativity (but that's optional too :D) and the desire to help other people.

You also need an envelope and a stamp to send us your Christmas mail.

If you don't have a stamp at home, you can buy an online stamp (you need a printer for that) or a mobile stamp.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

Time required


We are collecting the letters FROM NOW until December 7, 2023 to 
FSI Kanüle Care & Travel
Turnstraße 7
91054 Erlangen

You can take part in our campaign once. However, if you are more interested in the project and want to follow the reactions of the nursing home residents: Follow us on Instagram: @care_and_travel Instagram, Facebook Care & Travel Facebook, or visit our website .

If you are interested, you can also get involved in the project in the longer term - we are always looking for new, committed members. Just send an e-mail to: :) We look forward to seeing you!


This project is location independent.

Care & Travel

Care & Travel is a student initiative that brings young and old together.
In a nursing home, young travellers give their time to the residents, are provided with food and accommodation and can explore a new city at the same time.

More about the organisation
Remote Volunteering
No German skills required
Direct contact
Remote Volunteering
No German skills required
Direct contact