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Family mentoring for families with refugee experiences

Kinderschutzbund Landesverband Hamburg e.V.

Hamburg, Hamburg
Advanced German skills
Discussed individually
  • Families
  • Migrants & Refugees
  • Mentoring, Sponsoring & Career Coaching

About the volunteering opportunity

The mentoring program is aimed at people who want to get involved in the form of a 1:1 sponsorship for a family with refugee experience.

Your Tasks

Meet - accompany - inspire:
As a personal contact person and confidant, you will support the family in coping with everyday life in Hamburg in an unbureaucratic and practical way for a limited period of time. Together with the family, you will work to improve social interaction, exchange and encounters in the areas of leisure, language, housing, authorities and/or school. Family sponsorships broaden horizons and provide an insight into other realities of life.
The variety of family sponsorships is as great as the families are different: doing something nice together in your free time, practising German or providing support with practical life matters, e.g. in contact with school or daycare - these are just some of the ways in which the mentoring can be put into practice.

Topics of a sponsorship:
- establishing interpersonal contact
- Providing unbureaucratic everyday help
- Spending time together, organizing leisure activities
- Learning support if necessary
- Discovering diversity

What's needed

For this volunteering opportunity, advanced German skills are required.
Become a mentor if ..
- ... you are willing to take part in our training courses, further training and advice sessions.
- ... you want to experience diversity and enable participation.
- ... you want to actively support child protection.
-''... you have empathy, reliability and frustration tolerance.

Previous experience or pedagogical qualifications are not a prerequisite. We conduct a joint meeting and selection interview with all interested volunteers and assume that they are willing to take part in the preparatory training. In order to work as a mentor, you must have a police clearance certificate. You will receive more information about this in the introductory meeting.

 the accompanying offer:

- Intensive and binding preparatory training
- Individual counseling opportunities
- Exchange of experiences through guided mentor meetings
- Further training opportunities on key topics
- Compensation for expenses
- Liability and accident insurance

Time required

Discussed individually
2 -3 hours per week.

Important notice

Note: Basic training and a police clearance certificate are required for this role. We will be happy to explain what this is all about!

If you are interested, please contact us at: ehrenamt@kinderschutzbund-hamburg.de or here via vostel.de.

The next dates for the basic training:

Basic training June 2024 (attendance)
B-Module 1            01.06.2024          10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
B-Module 2          01.06.2024            1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
B-Module 3         05.06.2024          6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
B-Module 4          12.06.2024          6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Basic training October 2024 (presence)
B-Module 1:          21.09.2024             10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
B-Module 2          21.09.2024          1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
B-Module 3          24.09.2024          6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
B-Module 4            09.10.2024          6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

If you are interested in this commitment, please contact us.


Kinderschutzbund Landesverband Hamburg e.V.

the Kinderschutzbund Landesverband Hamburg e.V. is committed to protecting children from violence, combating child poverty and implementing children's rights in Germany. It is committed to a child-friendly society in which the mental, psychological, social and physical development of children and young people is promoted. Children and young people should be involved in all decisions, plans and measures that affect them. In particular, it advocates - children growing up free of violence - preventative services that strengthen parents and children in dealing with crises - the expansion of social security for children and parents - education and upbringing in a child-friendly environment - age-appropriate communication through administration, politics and the media. To this end, it supports projects that counteract the problem of poverty, ensure the protection of refugee children, counteract discrimination against migrants and provide therapeutic and practical help.

More about the organisation
Hamburg, Hamburg
Advanced German skills
Discussed individually
Hamburg, Hamburg
Advanced German skills
Discussed individually