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Shaping integration together: Become a companion for refugees!

Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Kreisverband Schöneberg-Wilmersdorf e. V.

Bezirk Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Berlin
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Approx. 2 h per week
Direct contact
Migrants & Refugees
#StandWithUkraine
Democracy & Human Rights
Education & Language Support
Equal Opportunities
Mentoring, Sponsoring & Career Coaching

About the volunteering opportunity

With our project Yadan Biad (=Hand in Hand in Arabic) we of the German Red Cross KV Schöneberg-Wilmersdorf e.V. want to win people from the neighborhood to accompany refugees on their different ways into our society.

Our goal is to shape integration together and, through accompaniment, to help refugees reach their destination more quickly, stay motivated and not feel alone.
We bring people together who fit together as well as possible and share common interests or goals. 
Even now, in light of the war in Ukraine voluntary commitment is more necessary than ever!

More info also at: www.yadanbiad.de

Your Tasks

Companions support, for example. by:

Joint playground visits (if you have both children) - Orientation in the city - Dealing with authorities - Building a social network - Sports and leisure - Support in finding housing - Homework help - Learning German - Joint excursions - Exploring the neighborhood - Cooking together - Language tandems

 

During the accompaniment care our professional team you individually and is you in case of difficulties and questions always to the side. Through regular newsletters, you'll learn about news and free training opportunities for volunteers, or you'll be invited to our regulars' table meetings (about 3-4 times a year) to exchange with other volunteers.

What's needed

For this volunteering opportunity, advanced German skills are required.

Welcome are all with us, who have desire to engage in their neighborhood for diversity, regardless of origin, gender, age, faith, sexual orientation or disability.
You can alone, or as a couple or family take over a companion. It is important that at least one adult person is always present.
Because it is about the accompaniment of refugees, we are specifically looking for people who speak good German (C1 level or above). Since we in the district of Schöneberg work exclusively with accommodations for refugee women and children, we are looking there especially women (gladly with children), who have a desire to take over an accompaniment for a refugee woman.

Time required

Regularly
Approx. 2 hours per week.

The commitment is individual, but about 2-3 hours per week should be planned (of course excluding illness / vacation, emergencies, etc.)

Important notice

IMPORTANT: Please indicate when contacting us by mail or here via vostel.de the following data:

  1. Name
  2. Phone number
  3. Direct email address (will be displayed encrypted via Vostel)
  4. Whether you want to accompany someone in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf or Schöneberg
  5. When you are best reachable, so we can make an appointment to get to know each other.

As we are currently at the former airport Tegel strongly involved in the organization of the arrival center for Ukrainian refugees, it may be that you have to wait longer than usual (1-2 weeks) for a response. We hope for your understanding! 

Where?

Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Kreisverband Schöneberg-Wilmersdorf e. V.

With our project Yadan Biad (=Hand in Hand in Arabic), we from the German Red Cross KV Schöneberg-Wilmersdorf e.V. want to win over people from the neighborhoud to accompany refugees on their different paths into our society.

Our aim is to shape integration together and, by accompanying refugees, to help them reach their goals more quickly, to stay motivated and not to feel alone.
We bring people together who fit together as well as possible and share common interests or goals. We work closely with two shelters in Schöneberg for refugee women and their children and provide close and professional support for both refugees and volunteers.


We are currently looking for women who would like to support young refugee women on their way to a new life. From park mornings with children, excursions, support with formalities to cooking together, everything can be included. We are looking forward to meeting you!

More about the organisation
Bezirk Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Berlin
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Approx. 2 h per week
Direct contact
Bezirk Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Berlin
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Approx. 2 h per week
Direct contact