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mitHilfe GmbH - Gemeinschaftsunterkunft Hagenower Ring

Planning and implementation of a gardening and environmental project for children

Bezirk Lichtenberg, 13059 Berlin, Berlin
Requirement: Advanced German skills

About the Non-Profit Organisation

mitHilfe GmbH - Gemeinschaftsunterkunft Hagenower Ring

mitHilfe GmbH is a non-profit, independent provider of social services and help for refugees in Berlin. We offer advice, support and assistance for people who are threatened by homelessness or who have already lost their homes. We also run shelters for refugees in order to create perspectives, promote integration and shape diversity together.

Since 2015, mitHilfe has been involved in the care of refugees. We use our competence and experience in social work in Berlin to help shape diversity together and to offer people a first place to stay, information, advice and support after their flight.

Since July 2017, mitHilfe GmbH has been operating the community accommodation in modular construction for refugees in the Hagenower Ring in the Berlin district of Lichtenberg-Hohenschönhausen. The facility offers space for 300 people.

More about the organisation

About the volunteering opportunity

Planning and implementation of a gardening and environmental project for children

We want to work with you on a year-long project on environmental and gardening topics for children and young people from the Hagenower Ring community accommodation. Following on from the construction of two raised beds for the children and young people last year, the children of the accommodation would like to get more intensively involved with their own garden this year. The activities that arise from the garden session can and should be combined with excursions or actions that deal with the immediate environment and nature.

The project will take place weekly or every 2 weeks on a fixed day of the week. The group of children to be accompanied can vary per date. The number of participants can be limited individually depending on the activity. To accompany the design and implementation of the project, 4 workshops will be held by our experienced cooperation partner from soulgarden gUG, which will provide inspiration for the practical content of the project. These will take place as needed.

This way you can help

Your Tasks

- Implementation of the project days (with the support of the volunteer coordinator/child care worker)

- creative design of the project days

Whats needed

The volunteer should have experience in dealing with groups of children. Intercultural competence is needed in this field of work. In addition, we would like to see an interest in nature and the environment and a certain creativity.

You will fit into our team if're open-minded and self-reliant.

German Skills

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

Other Things You Should Know


Your support is needed on a long-term basis.


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

Yes, both

When you can help

Possible times:

  • On weekdays
  • By day


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