We are looking for 1-to-1 mentors for orphans with disabilities in an evacuated Ukrainian children's home. Our goal is to facilitate the integration of these children and young people in Germany as well as to help them deal with the trauma they have experienced.
As a mentor, you will visit your sponsored child about once a week in Ursberg and support him or her according to individual needs. You will build a respectful and loving relationship with him and spend fun and enjoyable hours with him. Whether playing, reading books aloud, painting or going for a walk - the activities depend on the interests of the child.
For this volunteering opportunity, basic German skills are required.
22 years or older,
Residence in the vicinity of Ursberg (e.g. in Augsburg, Günzburg, Ulm, Munich and the surrounding area),
Desire to accompany a child or young person with a difficult fate on a long-term basis,
time once a week to visit mentee in Ursberg (e.g. on weekends).
In addition, it is an advantage if you already have experience in dealing with children with disabilities.
Knowledge of the Russian or Ukrainian language is helpful, but not a requirement - because playing and laughing are universally understood languages.
Exclusion criterion: Persons who have been legally convicted of a criminal offense according to § 72a paragraph 1 sentence 1 SGB VIII cannot become mentors. Therefore, an inspection of the extended certificate of good conduct is required.
Approx. 2 hours per week.
Day and time can be chosen flexibly.
We offer free training to prepare you for your new role.
The project is funded by DSEE.
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We are committed to helping orphans in Eastern Eurasia. With a variety of projects, we support children in children's homes with health care, education and in life emergencies. Currently, our focus is primarily on children in Ukrainian children's homes.