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Mentors for Ukrainian orphans

Take my hand e.V.

Ulm, Baden-Württemberg
Basic German skills
Regularly
Approx. 2 h per week
Direct contact
Impaired People
Kids & Teenagers
Migrants & Refugees
#StandWithUkraine
Education & Language Support
Equal Opportunities
Mentoring, Sponsoring & Career Coaching

About the volunteering opportunity

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.

More info on the project as well as an application form:
 https://www.take-my-hand.org/mentors-for-orphans

Your Tasks

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.

What's needed

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).

Beyond that:

  • 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.

Time required

Regularly
Approx. 2 hours per week.

Day and time can be chosen flexibly.

Important notice

We offer free training to prepare you for your new role.

The project is funded by DSEE.

Where?

Ulm, Baden-Württemberg

Take my hand e.V.

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.

More about the organisation
Ulm, Baden-Württemberg
Basic German skills
Regularly
Approx. 2 h per week
Direct contact
Ulm, Baden-Württemberg
Basic German skills
Regularly
Approx. 2 h per week
Direct contact