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Upcycling project *vergissmeinnicht* goes online

youngcaritas Berlin

Bezirk Pankow, 10437 Berlin, Berlin
Basic German skills
Regularly
Approx. 3 h per week
Direct contact
Design
Zero Waste

About the volunteering opportunity

From used clothes and fabrics are sewn in the upcycling project *vergissmeinnicht* new products. From jacket becomes backpack jacket (sewing instructions), from an old shirt a pillowcase or a cooking apron.

With our project we want to counteract the "fast fashion" and the fashion trend for the garbage can something. We create in the project *vergissmeinnicht* new from old. And the whole thing still with social added value: The products are sold in our Berlin project shop caridoo and at markets in Berlin and Potsdam - the proceeds flow into social projects of the Caritasverband für das Erzbistum Berlin e.V. and thus benefit people in need.

We are looking forward to growth and new creative ideas to expand our *vergissmeinnicht* product line.

Your Tasks

Together we sew new products from old clothes.

What's needed

For this volunteering opportunity, basic German skills are required.

The offer is for young sewers who own a sewing machine and have fun to deal with old materials (used clothes and fabrics, old bicycle tubes, etc.) and create new products from them. The offer is not suitable for beginners. Materials, fabrics and sewing machines are provided by us in the project store

Time required

Regularly
Approx. 3 hours per week.
On weekdays, at night

The project takes place every second Tuesday from 18-21 o' clock in the project store caridoo. Each time an expert is there for you In the events. 

Important notice

For us, cooperation at eye level and respectful interaction are very important. As a committed volunteer at youngcaritas Berlin, you can contribute and realize your time, ideas and know-how. Together we learn from and with each other. A win-win situation for all involved.

If you would like to participate, please feel free to contact me. 

Where?

youngcaritas Berlin

The youngcaritas Berlin belongs to the Caritasverband für das Erzbistum Berlin e.V. and promotes young people's commitment. Our goal is to introduce young people to politically and socially "explosive" topics and to teach them a more attentive and conscious use of environmental resources, both through theoretical input and through practical implementation. The goal of youngcaritas Berlin is to win as many young people as possible for voluntary work, be it for the youngcaritas projects "Kulturbuddys", *vergissmeinnicht* or through counselling and placement in various institutions and projects.

More about the organisation
Bezirk Pankow, 10437 Berlin, Berlin
Basic German skills
Regularly
Approx. 3 h per week
Direct contact
Bezirk Pankow, 10437 Berlin, Berlin
Basic German skills
Regularly
Approx. 3 h per week
Direct contact