youngcaritas Berlin

Upcycling Project: Newcomer's Day

Prenzlauer Berg, Bezirk Pankow, 10437 Berlin, Berlin
You will find out the exact address after your binding registration.

About the Non-Profit Organisation

youngcaritas Berlin

youngcaritas Berlin is part of the Caritas Association for the Archdiocese of Berlin and promotes young commitment. Our aim is to introduce young people to politically and socially controversial issues and to make them more aware of environmental resources through both theoretical input and practical implementation.
The aim of youngcaritas Berlin is to attract as many young people as possible to volunteer, be it for the youngcaritas projects "Kulturbuddys", *vergissmeinnicht* or through advice and placement in various institutions and projects.

About the volunteering opportunity

Upcycling Project: Newcomer's Day

*vergissmeinnicht* is an upcycling sewing project that is run out of the small six machine sewing atelier inside caridoo. There the volunteers meet twice a week to design and sew new products out of material which would have otherwise been discarded. The clothes and fabrics come from the caritas clothing chamber (Caritas Kleiderkammer) or donations. The products sewn by the volunteers can be bought in caridoo and at street and Christmas markets in and around Berlin. The revenue goes as a donation to other social projects of the Diocesan Caritas Associations in Berlin. Every first Tuesday of the month there is a NEWCOMERS DAY for people who want to get involved.

This way you can help

Your Tasks

Every month, there´s a NEWCOMERS DAY, for all people who are interested in participating, learning about upcycling and also how to use a sewing machine. We are looking for young people who feel like dealing with any kind of old material in order to create new products that will be later sold in order to create revenues for social projects. After participating in the NEWCOMERS DAY you are welcome to join every wednesday from 6-9pm . We look forward to more creative ideas and nice ways to expand our range of products.

Whats needed

Co-equal and respectful treatments are very important. We are looking for committed volunteers who are willing to introduce new ideas while implementing their know-how. Together we can learn from each other! We want a win-win situation for everyone who´s getting involved :) It's not a must but definitely it is definitely of advantage if you have sewing skills.

German Skills

Please note: For this volunteering opportunity, you need German skills on the level „Medium German skills“.

Other Things You Should Know


Your support is needed on a long-term basis.


Am I covered by accident and/or casualty insurance during the project?

Insurance accidient Insurance liability

Yes, both

When you can help

You need to sign up for this project 1 day(s) in advance