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Get involved as a mentor for refugee families!

bee4change e.V.

Hamburg, Hamburg
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Approx. 2 h per week
Direct contact
  • Families
  • Migrants & Refugees
  • Education & Language Support
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Mentoring, Sponsoring & Career Coaching
  • Sports & Leisure Activities

About the volunteering opportunity

In the beeMentor project, we place volunteers as mentors with refugee families living in Hamburg who need support in various areas of life.

bee4change e.V. is a non-profit organization. We were founded in 2015 with the vision to support disadvantaged groups. We are a young team, consisting largely of volunteers who themselves have a refugee or migration history. What unites us is the conviction that engagement on a private level can initiate great social change and that everyone can contribute to more tolerance and diversity.

Your Tasks

Your tasks would be, for example, the accompaniment to visits to the authorities or to the doctor, help with translation, support in finding housing, in the application for a job or training, the joint undertaking of leisure activities, and much more. You determine the scope and limits of your mentorship. We will then find the right match for you.

What's needed

For this volunteering opportunity, advanced German skills are required.
  • Recognize more than just the refugee experience in the family and have an interest in encouraging them in their own self-realization. Respect your mentees' decisions, even if you would do it differently.
  • Be open to new perspectives and different life designs. The enrichment through a sponsorship can lie precisely in putting yourself in other people's shoes.
  • Many of our volunteers have language skills in Dari, Farsi, Pashto or Arabic - this is often an advantage, but not a must! Everyone is welcome, regardless of their language skills.

Time required

Regularly
Approx. 2 hours per week.

The mentorships are entered into for a period of six months. However, mentorships often last longer. Together with the family, you decide whether you want to meet regularly on a fixed day or organize your meetings spontaneously and as needed. As a guideline, you should plan about two hours per week for the mentorship. In reality, mentorships often look very different and are coordinated individually between you as a mentor and the family

Where?

bee4change e.V.

bee4change e.V. is a social and non-profit organization with the mission to enable equal opportunities for disadvantaged groups in society through specially designed projects. Since the beginning of 2015, we have been involved in integration work with refugees, especially with refugee families, in Hamburg with our project beeMentor.

More about the organisation
Hamburg, Hamburg
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Approx. 2 h per week
Direct contact
Hamburg, Hamburg
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Approx. 2 h per week
Direct contact