Refugio

Ehrenamt im Refugio Berlin

Volunteering at Refugio Berlin

Seit 2018 arbeitet das größer gewordene Team des Refugio verstärkt an der finanziellen Unabhängigkeit des Hauses, um dieses außergewöhnliche und in Deutschland bisher einzigartige Projekt weiterhin für alle Menschen, die eine Zuflucht suchen, bestehen zu lassen.

Nach wie vor sind wir auf die Hilfe engagierter Ehrenamtlicher angewiesen.

Hier kommst du mit ins Spiel! Wenn du Interesse daran hast unser Projekt zu unterstützen und dich ehrenamtlich bei uns einzubringen, dann schreib uns:

ehrenamt.refugio@berliner-stadtmission.de

Unser Hauptaufgabenbereich liegt im Refugio Café, sowie in der Unterstützung bei Events die wir hosten.

Du möchtest das Refugio erleben, seine Bewohner, Ateliermieter, Kooperationspartner kennen lernen? Kontakte knüpfen und unsere Gemeinschaft bereichern?

Für unser Café suchen wir offene und kommunikative Menschen, die Gastfreundschaft leben und Lust haben, Gäste willkommen zu heißen, sie mit Aufmerksamkeit und Freundlichkeit zu bewirten und Wegweiser*innen für das Haus zu sein.

Unser Team besteht zu fast 100% aus Bewohnerinnen und ehrenamtlichen Mitarbeiterinnen.

Tätigkeit: Du unterstützt uns im laufenden Cafébetrieb, bereitest kleine Speisen zu, bedienst die Gäste und hilfst beim Verkauf. Du hast Spaß am Gästekontakt, bist aufgeschlossen und kommunikativ und erfreust dich an einer lebendigen Café-Atmosphäre. Du hast Erfahrung mit einer Siebträgermaschine oder du bist offen dies zu lernen. Du stehst hinter dem Refugio Projekt und hast Lust dich mit Kaffee, Menschen und Veranstaltungen zu beschäftigen, neue Leute kennenzulernen und neue Erfahrungen zu sammeln.

Manchmal hast Du auch abends oder am Wochenende Zeit bei Veranstaltungen außerhalb der regulären Öffnungszeiten zu arbeiten? Dann schreib uns! :-)

Zeitaufwand: mind. 1x wöchentlich, mind. 4 Stunden

Wann: Refugio Cafe, Mo-Fr zwischen 10-17 Uhr, Einsatz nach Absprache

Refugio Events, Einsatz nach Absprache

Wo: Refugio Berlin, Lenaustraße. 4, 12047 Berlin

Kontakt: Dan Reiss

ehrenamt.refugio@berliner-stadtmission.de

Since 2018, the Refugio project and cafe has been working with volunteers to ensure the sustainability and ongoing-enrichment of the project, and to make sure this extraordinary project can continue in its good work.

Volunteers and volunteering are deeply interwoven into the Refugio project and our partner projects in the same building.

Remember, if none of the below opportunities are right for you right now, you can support the project by choosing us as your cafe of choice and becoming a customer. Every cent spent in the cafe goes to supporting the project. So by getting your cappuccino / cake from us, you are supporting us at the same time.

--- JOIN OUR TEAM AS A CAFE VOLUNTEER ---

Refugio Cafe is our “front door” and living room, and is a central and valuable part of the project. It is where Berlin Neukölln meets Refugio.

General customers, residents, former volunteers, current volunteers, colleagues and friends all visit and use the cafe.The cafe’s existence thoroughly enriches the project as a whole. It is made possible by volunteers.

We want volunteers to feel comfortable while volunteering - working on the cafe, knowing who is who, what is what, and being able to make good coffees - therefore we ask that volunteers aim to volunteer with us at least once a week for at least a month or two, so that they can become familiar with everything.

No previous cafe-experience is required, although it is appreciated. For those without experience, we give the opportunity and space to train barista / cafe skills, to make sure that volunteers have the chance to develop, and that our cafe quality is as high as possible. After volunteering with us, some volunteers have gone on to work professionally as baristas.

We also serve a small but very nice menu of food. Our food is mainly home prepared, so volunteers with an interest in cooking / baking are very welcome.

We are extremely welcoming and relaxed, but it is expected that volunteers will work hard and do their best to maintain standards of service and cleanliness while working. Support is always available if needed.

The cafe is open Monday to Friday in the day-time, with occasional evening/weekend events. Volunteer shifts are 4 hours long (10am-2pm and 2pm-6pm).

If you are interested, and are able and willing to volunteer at least once a week for at least 1-2 months, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Dan (our volunteer coordinator) in English or German using the email address below.

In your email, please also answer the following questions:

Do you have previous cafe/gastro experience? (NOT REQUIRED!)

Can you volunteer once per week? And for how long will you likely be available?

Is there anything else which you would hope to gain from volunteering? (e.g. barista skills, practice German, meet new people, do something good etc.)

Do you like cooking / baking? (not a requirement!)

Contact: Dan Reiss
E-Mail:
ehrenamt.refugio@berliner-stadtmission.de

--- VOLUNTEER TO SUPPORT HOUSE MEMBERS / COMMUNITY MEMBERS WITH A SKILL (e.g. giving English lessons) ---

Currently, volunteering in the cafe is the only “regular” volunteering opportunity in the project. However, if you would like to offer your services/experience to help a Refugio resident in some way (for example, teaching English or another skill), please feel free to get in touch, to see if this is something which is currently required/requested.

Please answer the following questions:

What would you like to offer?

What is your rough availability?

Contact: Dan Reiss
E-Mail:
ehrenamt.refugio@berliner-stadtmission.de

--- VOLUNTEER ON PARTNER PROJECTS ---

If neither of the above suit you or your availability, why not check the Berliner Stadtmission website for berliner-stadtmission.de/ehrenamt for another suitable opportunity.

Please remember, just by drinking a coffee or eating some cake with us in the cafe, you are supporting the project - every cent spent in the cafe goes to supporting the project. So even if you aren't able to volunteer with us right now, becoming a customer is supporting us.

For any general questions about volunteering, please contact Dan Reiss, ehrenamt.refugio@berliner-stadtmission.de **