We are looking for committed volunteers who regularly participate in the offers and projects of the "Freien Flüchtlingsstadt" and become an integral part of the initiative.
For the ongoing work we are looking for companions for visits to authorities, appointments with lawyers, doctors and hospitals and further support in everyday life.
In the area of church asylum placement and care we are looking for people who accompany and support refugees in church asylum (shopping, washing clothes, looking after children...). Religious affiliation or even just faith is not a prerequisite for this, we are working in the round table Church Asylum as an explicitly non-believing institution. Whether someone believes or not is a private matter - whether someone is deported in misery and need or finds a last asylum to build up hope and a perspective matters for all of us!
We are setting up a weekly contact point on Thursday evenings in the DESI, which, in addition to providing advice and making appointments, will above all provide a social space that can be used and filled by all volunteers, whether with or without a refugee story.
A first part of this offer is a free shop, which is currently under construction, and the concrete counselling and appointment service. In addition, DESI offers numerous rooms and possibilities to bring in your own ideas and implement your own projects within the framework of the "Freien Flüchtlingsstadt". There are many ideas - from the repair cafe and the open bicycle workshop to tutoring and application training and so on.
Our volunteers organise regular training sessions with lawyers on the current legal situation, and a full-time employee is always available to advise and support the volunteers. One of our goals is always the connection to and close cooperation with lawyers who conduct legal proceedings and provide advice.
We work closely together with other projects in the field of refugee solidarity and numerous lawyers, participate in campaigns and petitions, do networking work (especially in the field of health care) and try to make the voice of the refugees audible wherever possible. We don't care about a person's passport - just like their status. No one is illegal - that is the credo and the guiding principle of the "Freien Flüchtlingsstadt" and to make this sentence a reality wherever we are, that is our goal.
You want to make solidarity practical?
You want to educate yourself further and offer support in the field of migration and asylum law?
You have ideas for projects with refugees of all ages and want to put them into practice?
You want to make the voice of refugees audible - instead of just speaking on behalf of them?
All this can be part of your participation in the "Freien Flüchtlingsstadt". We are open. For all people and their ideas.
- Planning, organisation and implementation in a team
- Accompaniment and support with authorities, lawyers, doctors, etc.
- Supervision of the contact point "cafe solidarité" and the free shop
- Bringing in and implementing your own ideas, setting up projects such as repair cafe, tutoring, open meetings, etc.
- Participation in network meetings
- Mediation, accompaniment and support of people in church asylum and receiving communities
- what YOU would like to do
- none for now, we learn together and quickly
- Unfortunately, empathy and emotional resilience are indispensable
It would be cool if you had:
- Basic or extensive knowledge of asylum and residence law and the situation of refugees
- Knowledge of networking and campaigning
- everything that helps - from precision mechanics to mobile phone repair to the power of a boxing coach, everything can find a place
We do not tolerate oppression, warmongering and exploitation. We are a left-wing project of solidarity - everything that contradicts this is also wrong here.
We organise solidarity and support for refugees and support them in their struggle for a right to stay - no matter what the situation. We support illegalised people with medical problems and the attempt to regain their status, rejected asylum seekers with the search for lawyers and counselling and problems with the authorities, Dublin cases with the attempt to apply for asylum in Germany and much more. We act in direct solidarity in individual cases, but we also attach great importance to political action and intervention - together with refugees, not as representatives. To this end, we work together with many civil society, independent, left-wing and church groups and organisations to draw a line under the current inhuman and racist asylum practice.More about the organisation