youngcaritas Berlin is part of the Caritas Association for the Archdiocese of Berlin and promotes young commitment. Our aim is to introduce young people to politically and socially controversial issues and to make them more aware of environmental resources through both theoretical input and practical implementation. The aim of youngcaritas Berlin is to attract as many young people as possible to volunteer, be it for the youngcaritas projects "Kulturbuddys", *vergissmeinnicht* or through advice and placement in various institutions and projects.More about the organisation
The clothing chamber ("Kleiderkammer") of the Caritasverband for the Erzbistum of Berlin is a central point of contact for people in need who depend on donations. Usually come young families who need to budget with very little money. In addition, the donations of clothing will benefit women and children in the shelter, as well as the homeless and more refugees. Every week, more than 350 people come and chose from the donations what they need. Especially during the winter months warm jackets and shoes are needed for people living on the street. At the same time, every day many donations reach the clothing champer, which have to be sorted and organized before they can be passed on to the people. You work with us as youngcaritas Berlin in a young, dynamic team with at least 3 other young volunteers and help us to sort the clothing donations so that they can be given to those in need.
What do you get back:
• KARMA points for your Karma point account ;)
• You will learn about the Caritasverband Berlin, its network and processes of the clothing chamber
• A big Christmas party for all the volunteers
• Access to all other youngcaritas events and free trainings for volunteers
Together with the other young volunteers, you are responsible for sorting, classifying and organizing the donations. Over time, if you wish, you can also contribute to handing out the clothing to the people in need an and the organization in the clothing chamber.
- 3 hours of time
- a basic physical fitness is beneficial
For this volunteering opportunity you don't need any German skills.
We would be happy if you could also imagine coming regularly, but is not a must.
***In the online community of vostel.de in Facebook you have the opportunity to connect with other vostel volunteers, to ask about other volunteers experience and to find a #volunteerbuddy for your joint volunteering activity.***
It is ok to only help once.
Am I covered by accident and/or casualty insurance during the project?