Give educational lectures at schools in Hannover + surroundings on the topic of malnutrition

Aktion gegen den Hunger

Hannover, Niedersachsen
Advanced German skills
Direct contact
  • Kids & Teenagers
  • Democracy & Human Rights
  • Education & Language Support
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Poverty Reduction

About the volunteering opportunity

Schools Against Hunger is our annual school project throughout Germany. For the region of Hannover and the surrounding area, we are looking for committed people who want to support us with our themed presentations. The sports and education project makes children and young people aware of the problem of malnutrition in the world. At the same time, it enables them to get socially involved in a sporting way. The project has three goals:

1. Education: The Schools Against Hunger team visits schools to inform children and young people about malnutrition, reports on the work in our project countries and how we are fighting hunger worldwide. Each year, we offer new thematic focuses, such as the links between climate change and hunger.

2. Sports: The children and young people then get involved in sports for a world without hunger. As a rule, the schools organize a charity run. The students have previously mobilized their families and friends as sponsors: For each lap they run, they receive a fixed donation amount, which motivates them in their social commitment and at the same time supports the work of Aktion gegen den Hunger.

3. A world without hunger: In recent years, Aktion gegen den Hunger has been able to help more than 28 million people in around 55 countries and regions in areas such as nutrition, water and hygiene.

The Schools Against Hunger team handles both the acquisition of schools and the organization and delivery of educational presentations nationwide. We are looking for committed volunteers who want to support the project from the Hannover region and surrounding areas. In close contact and exchange with our staff, you would travel to the schools and deliver our educational lectures to the school classes. Your residence should preferably be in Hannover or the surrounding area. The content of the lectures is already prepared. During a two-day workshop you will be prepared in detail for the lecture and equipped with sound background knowledge about malnutrition, its causes and our work in the respective project countries. In addition, you will be shown pedagogical tools and methods that promise sustainable success for your presentations.

Your Tasks

We are convinced that no human being in the world has to suffer from hunger. Action against Hunger fights for a world without hunger and need. For all. Forever. Our goal: to save lives and restore hope to people in need. For over 40 years we have been fighting malnutrition, creating access to clean water and health care.

Change the world and fight with us for a world without hunger by:

  • presenting interactive themed talks (online and offline) to children and youth of all ages (elementary, middle and high school).
  • Using the themed presentations to sensitize students to the issue of malnutrition and motivate them to get involved socially in a sporting way for a world without hunger.
  • You prepare for the educational presentations with the help of our materials and our professional support.

In doing so, you will gain insight into an internationally active, developmental and humanitarian aid organization and make a significant contribution to our goal of a world without hunger.

What's needed

For this volunteering opportunity, advanced German skills are required.

Who we are looking for:

  • You want to change the world.
  • Ideally you already have some experience with giving talks to groups of all ages and enjoy working with children and young people.
  • You can arrange trips to schools in your state (or the surrounding area)

Time required

On weekdays, during the day

Time expenditure approx. 5 hours per month (depending on how many topic presentations you would like to conduct)

Important notice

Our offer:

  • You will be part of varied and meaningful work in the non-profit sector.
  • You will gain an insight into the work of an internationally active, development and humanitarian aid organization.
  • You will acquire skills in various areas that can be useful to you in your future career.
  • You will receive intensive and professional training in the topic of malnutrition, its causes and how to combat it using the example of our project countries.
  • You will receive an expense allowance of 40 euros per presentation and we will cover all travel and accommodation costs if applicable.
  • You will gain varied and multifaceted insights into a sports and education project.
  • We guarantee you comprehensive support from experienced colleagues on all issues and familiarization with new topics.


Aktion gegen den Hunger

Action against Hunger fights for a world without hunger and need. For all. Forever. 


More about the organisation
Hannover, Niedersachsen
Advanced German skills
Direct contact
Hannover, Niedersachsen
Advanced German skills
Direct contact