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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.

More about the organisation

About the volunteering opportunity

Digital learning support for children from home

The Corona crisis poses great challenges for all of us. Especially children are affected, who currently cannot go to primary school and cannot be supported by their parents in homeschooling to the necessary extent. 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 from widening, additional support is important.
Therefore it is great if the children have a mentor at their side. A contact person and supporter. A children hero.


KinderHelden relies on targeted 1:1 support, i.e. a child and an adult then form a so-called tandem. Primary school children with difficult starting conditions are provided with a mentor in the form of 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. Only this time 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 tandem 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 especially clear how important education is and how it does not come by itself.
  • ... I can create proximity despite a spatial distance, and thus pass on my knowledge and experience to a young person.
  • ...it's a wonderful opportunity to give a child TIME!
  • ... it is meaningful and a pleasure to be socially involved in this way.
  • ... volunteer work is worthwhile here and 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 supporting a child by phone or video call.
  • ...you can spend about 2x per week1 hour until the end of the summer holidays.
  • ...you 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

    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.