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KinderHelden gGmbH

Digital learning support for children from home

Remote Volunteering

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

Digital learning support for children from home

The Corona crisis is a big challenge for all of us. Especially children who currently cannot go to primary school and cannot be supported by their parents in homeschooling to the necessary extent are affected. The "DigiTandem" project provides them with valuable support.

In order to prevent the gap between the children who have school support and those who do not receive help, additional support is important.
Therefore it is great if the children have a mentor at their side. A contact person and supporter. A hero for children.

KinderHelden relies on targeted 1:1 support, i.e. a child and an adult form a so-called tandem. Primary school children with difficult starting conditions are provided with a mentor for learning and leisure support. Since the current situation does not allow the meetings to take place in person, we enable digital meetings.

This way you can help

Your Tasks

As with all our tandems, the focus is on both school-based and extracurricular support. We do not meet at the school, but learn together by phone or online. KinderHelden provides suitable materials for this purpose and gives numerous tips for a successful mentoring time.

The meetings can be arranged very flexibly with the children (and/or their parents). The first meeting is moderated by a KinderHelden employee.

We work closely with cooperation schools that recommend the primary school children who can benefit most from digital mentoring. The registration is done by the parents.

We get to know all mentors personally through a Skype interview and thus know who can best support which child.

During the whole tandem time you will stay in close contact with your mentoring consultant.

The commitment is limited until the end of the summer holidays and is a great help for the children. If and under which conditions it can go on after that, we will see on the basis of the then current situation and coordinate together with the tandem.

Whats needed

I am involved because..

  • ... especially during the Corona Crisis it becomes obvious how important education is.
  • ... I can create proximity despite a distance, and thus pass on my knowledge and experience to a young person.
  • ... it's a wonderful opportunity to give TIME to a child!
  • ... it is meaningful and a pleasure to be socially involved in this way.
  • ... volunteer work is worthwhileand new perspectives can be discovered.
  • ... because it is absolutely profitable and fun for both mentor and mentee.

You will fit into our team if

  • ...you can imagine to support a child by telephone or video call.
  • ...you can spare about 1 hour twice a week.
  • ...you are open for 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

Duration

Your support is needed on a long-term basis.

Insurance

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

Insurance accidient Insurance liability

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.