ArbeiterKind.de encourages and supports all those who are the first in their family to study or would like to study. The heart of ArbeiterKind.de are the volunteers in over 80 local groups nationwide. We tell our own story at schools, information stands, open meetings or consultation hours and thus encourage others to study.
The Leipzig group supports and advises in all matters from the decision-making process and the start of studies to graduation and starting a career.
You want to support pupils and students with your study experiences? You want to encourage others and pass on your knowledge about university to first-generation students? Then come to the next ArbeiterKind.de meeting in Leipzig and get to know us!
Every second Monday of the month there is an Open Meeting - on site and (since Corona) online.
ArbeiterKind.de has been active for years and has reached thousands of pupils, students and young professionals and encouraged them to go their own way.
You can expect various opportunities to get involved as a volunteer. We motivate students in schools or at information booths. We support pupils and students personally by talking to them about questions around studying. We get together in local groups to plan activities and help those seeking advice. And also to make each other feel like we're not alone as first-generation students. It's up to you to decide how much you want to get involved.
In the local group, we assist those seeking advice, organize school visits, give talks, and run information booths at fairs and universities. In addition, there are internal tasks such as social media, mail support, organization of meetings and much more.
We are sure you will find a task that makes sense to you and that you enjoy!
You can also get support yourself! We offer workshops and network on topics like financing, promotion, application, career entry, etc.
No prior knowledge is necessary to get involved with us.
Everyone is an expert in their own educational story. We tell these stories and encourage others to follow their path.
As a mentor, you answer the questions you know about.
... you would like to support pupils and students with your study experiences.
... you want to encourage others and pass on your knowledge of higher education to first-generation students.
... you like to interact with others and enjoy meeting people with diverse backgrounds, stories, and experiences.
Please note: For this volunteering opportunity, you need German skills on the level „Basic German skills“.
Your support is needed on a long-term basis.
Am I covered by accident and/or casualty insurance during the project?
For this project, we ask you to arrange an individual meeting.