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Take over a mentorship for Ukrainians and support them in their search for housing, in dealing with authorities and in everyday life

Wir sind Paten Leipzig

Leipzig, Sachsen
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Discussed individually
Families
Migrants & Refugees
#StandWithUkraine
Mentoring, Sponsoring & Career Coaching

About the volunteering opportunity

In addition to group offers, we also organize help that takes place on a one-to-one basis. Here you meet regularly with a fixed person or help a family, for example, in finding an apartment, learning the language, provide everyday help in the jungle of authorities or simply spend your free time together. Of course we accompany your getting to know each other and are happy to help you at any time with words and deeds.

If you can imagine this or have questions about it, just contact us :)

Your Tasks

Many people who have had to flee Ukraine have mainly found accommodation privately or in their own rooms and apartments. Some of these people need support in dealing with authorities and arriving in Leipzig in general. If you can imagine to accompany and help, then get in touch.

We will of course support you and all our offers of help are also open to you as tandems!

What's needed

For this volunteering opportunity, advanced German skills are required.

  • Capacity for a regular appointment during the week,
  • Mobility and willingness to meet the person who needs help at home
  • Trusting, respectful, and open interactions
  • Depending on the task, the resources to contribute one's own skills

Time required

Regularly
Discussed individually
On weekdays, during the day, at night

At least 1x a week for about 2 hours

Important notice

Whether you are already involved or considering joining:

Mentoring Trainings, Seminars and Support - Information and Help for Helpers!

Supporting people who find themselves in difficult life situations can also be a burden for those helping. Sometimes we ourselves reach our limits, it is difficult for us to distance ourselves or we simply do not know where to turn with a very specific question. That's why we offer a series of seminars to train and support volunteers and people who want to become active. In individual discussions and practice-oriented group seminars, you can exchange ideas on many different topics. You are also welcome to propose your own topics!

The seminars are open to all volunteers in refugee assistance in Leipzig - so feel free to spread the information to other groups and initiatives!

You can find an overview of the dates and topics on the website of our project: http://www.ehrenamt-support.de/

If you have any questions or comments, you can contact the project leader Melanie directly. Here on vostel.de or at the mail address: ehrenamt-support@sduj.de

When: Group seminars - Monday and Thursday: 17:00 - 19:00

Individual meetings - Tuesday: 16:00 and Thursday: 16:00 Where: DP4 - Center for Engagement (Deutscher Platz 4, 04103 Leipzig)

Where?

Wir sind Paten Leipzig

With "Wir sind Paten", people who need help and who give help are brought together and are supported. The project also organizes events, excursions and consultations, and offers help to anyone who wants to implement their own ideas. Whether one-to-one sponsorships, help with learning German, tutoring for schoolchildren, help with bureaucracy, assistance with authorities with language mediation, workshops, writing workshops, meet & greets and much more: the offers are open to everyone and free of charge

More about the organisation
Leipzig, Sachsen
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Discussed individually
Leipzig, Sachsen
Advanced German skills
Regularly
Discussed individually