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Support us with your Ukrainian or Russian language skills in the welcome hall at the main train station

Berliner Stadtmission

Mitte, 10557 Berlin, Berlin
Basic German skills
Regularly
Approx. 3 h per week
Direct contact
Migrants & Refugees
#StandWithUkraine
Hands-on Activities

About the volunteering opportunity

The Berlin City Mission has taken over the "Welcome Hall Land Berlin" at the main train station. Refugees from Ukraine who want to stay in the city are welcomed here and then forwarded. We are still urgently looking for volunteers with Russian or Ukrainian language skills for this. A little German is also a prerequisite.

 

Your Tasks

Activity: The tasks are varied and will be discussed very specifically with you on site. For example, you greet people, assist with food distribution, show where children can play a moment or accompany people to buses next to the tent.

What's needed

For this volunteering opportunity, basic German skills are required.

What we want: We are looking for people who speak Russian or Ukrainian. For this, a simple level of understanding is sufficient.

Requirements: For this volunteer position, you must be at least 18 years old. You are vaccinated against the Corona virus or recovered from it (a maximum of 90 days ago) or bring a daily negative test from an official testing center for each assignment. In the hall, FFP2 masks are mandatory for all full-time and volunteer employees.

Expected attitude: They are convinced that every human being is given an inalienable dignity. Other religions and worldviews you are respectful. A personal connection to the Christian faith is an advantage, but not a prerequisite.

Where? In the large tent on the Washingtonplatz at Berlin Central Station (exit towards the government district). The container 8 when you come from the train station you have to turn right around the tent. It is the container with the windows.

Time required

Regularly
Approx. 3 hours per week.

When: There are different shifts throughout the day and night. Especially for nights we are still urgently looking for volunteers.

Time commitment: at least 3 hours, gladly longer.

Important notice

How can I get involved? Where do I have to register?

For this workspace in the welcome hall, we have now decided to work with the online tool Volunteer-Planner.

Please register once at https://www.volunteer-planner.org 

  1. Please note that your username is also visible to others there. So decide for yourself whether you want to deposit your real name there.
  2. Then register with the project "BERLINER STADTMISSION - Willkommenshalle am Hbf" and gladly sign up for the shift "Support with language understanding"
  3. Sign up for a free shift.
  4. Please come to container 8 15 minutes before the shift starts.
  5. You are prevented after all? That can happen! Please sign out via the Volunteer- Planner by deleting yourself from the shift. Only so can other volunteers sign up and the shift does not remain unoccupied.

What else do I need to know?

We are still in the construction of the project, therefore not all structures are yet consolidated.

  • there is no possibility on site to put bags/jackets or lock
  • a supply of the volunteers with drinks we can probably ensure in the next few days
  • before it starts with the volunteer, we still have to clarify some formalia on site (eg vaccination / test check, child protection, data protection). The staff on site will explain everything to you in detail.

Where?

Berliner Stadtmission

"Berliner Stadtmission" is an independent institution under the guardianship of the protestant church Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz.

More about the organisation
Mitte, 10557 Berlin, Berlin
Basic German skills
Regularly
Approx. 3 h per week
Direct contact
Mitte, 10557 Berlin, Berlin
Basic German skills
Regularly
Approx. 3 h per week
Direct contact