This site bundles all “Berlin hilft” (“Berlin helps”) initiatives for refugees. It serves to coordinate and list demand: for volunteers as well as for donations of clothes, food etc. supporting Berlin’s refugee centres and refugee help initiatives.
Besides an overview of all initiatives in Berlin you may find here addresses and contact persons.
We list current demand for several city district-based initiatives such as:
Kladow hilft (Parkviertel)
Willkommen in Marzahn e.V.
Moabit hilft („LaGeSo“) (Berlin Health and Social Charity State Agency)
Spandau hilft (Koordinationsteam BAMF – Außenstelle Berlin)
Wilhelmstadt hilft (Schmidt – Knobelsdorf Kaserne)
Willkommen in Westend (Olympiapark)
Please relay current and latest demand only. The menu “offer” lists offers of help, translators, escort for administrative proceedings, driving services, and childrens’ day care. Concerning these please do send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact us via our facebook group “Netzwerk-Flüchtlinge Berlin“.
One last item: this blog is run by volunteers. Its sole purpose is to network and coordinate help offers and demand. Therefore comment and discussion functions of this website are not activated. We try to keep demand lists updated, but cannot guarantee this absolutely in all cases. Please keep this in mind! Thanks a lot!
++ WAYS TO HELP REFUGEES IN BERLIN ++
- Register at the database for volunteers and help other foreigners, the elderly, disabled people, kids etc.. You can also directly apply online at the „Berliner Stadtmission“ by filling out a profile with your preferences for work and time. Look at the checkslist and updated sheet.
- Donate your (old) stuff effortlessly – There’s only few things that couldn’t help someone in need and not make a great difference, but before you loot your basement, get in touch with one of the many organisations coordinating the help.
- Help translate for refugees or teach german (with or without formal training) - and start with your own language class soon.
- Rent out your free room. There is an official channel to do that on „refugees welcome“, but that seems to take a lot of commitment (although you can use the site , to simply connect to refugees, even if you don’t have a free room, so that’s great).
- Consider employing a refugee, a website where employers can find skilled refugees. The job fair service is free of charges and aims to establish contact, get both sides together so they can gain some leverage to better overcome administrative barriers.
Pro-Tip: you could also prepare little emergency packs and hand them out by yourself to those in need (people camping in front of the LaGeSo, but also at any other place). Those emergency packs could consist of hand-sanitizer, toothbrush, wet wipes, water, some nuts, and other small, useful things.