Please help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and consider online and remote volunteering as an alternative for your commitment!

Malteser Integrationsdienst

Online German tandem with refugees

Remote Volunteering
Requirement: Advanced German skills

About the Non-Profit Organisation

Malteser Integrationsdienst

Since 2016, the Malteser Integrationsdienst organises numerous projects to support refugees in Cologne together with volunteers. It is important to us that the encounter between new and old Cologne residents takes place at eye level. The active participation in our offers should also encourage the participants to live a self-determined life. Access to language, community and work is essential for this.

More about the organisation

About the volunteering opportunity

Online German tandem with refugees

Due to the current spread of Corona and limited social contact, many language students and German learners lack the exchange with native speakers. To counteract this, we arrange online German tandems.

This way you can help

Your Tasks

You will take on an online language tandem with a learner of German. You discuss together when and how often you want to meet via video call and which medium you use (e.g. Whatsapp-Videocall or Skype). The task is: communicate in German! Otherwise it depends on what exactly the German learner needs: Help with grammar exercises, speech training, listening comprehension exercises or just a nice conversation. We support you with plenty of online material!

Whats needed

You speak German very well and can spend one hour a week for a virtual meeting with the German learner.

German Skills

Please note: For this volunteering opportunity, you need German skills on the level „Advanced German skills“.

Other Things You Should Know

Important notice

Before you start your engagement with Malteser International, we will have a short initial interview. In this interview we will explain the process and the general conditions. You can ask questions and of course we are also available as contact persons during your engagement.


Your support is needed on a long-term basis.


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

Yes, both


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