Career Service for Internationals
Workshops and Seminars
- Helping with homework
- Helping out in the children's café
- Helping outin the active leisure time care
- Helping out in the kitchen
Volunteering is highly regarded in Germany. But what does "voluntary" mean? First of all, that you don't get paid for your work. Doesn't sound so good, but there are other forms of reward that are especially important for international students: If you help other people, you also learn a lot yourself: linguistically, how Germany "ticks," how people work together in a team. This leads to new acquaintances, perhaps even friendships. Many companies pay attention to whether the applicant shows social commitment when they award a job. And last but not least, it feels good to help others.
Would you like to represent student interests, organize events and parties together, get to know people and have a lot of fun in the process? Then get involved at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences! There are many opportunities to do so: Whether as a member of the AStA (Student Union), in your faculty-level student council (Fachschaft) or in one of the university clubs.
There are great projects here where students from different faculties expand their expertise and have a lot of fun in the process:
As a student, you have the opportunity to become a member of one of the numerous university groups in Karlsruhe. University groups are student groups that work on a voluntary basis. This is a great opportunity to get things moving together and to make new contacts. The university groups in Karlsruhe are active in a wide variety of areas.
An overview of all registered university groups in Karlsruhe is provided by the AStA of KIT on its website. Just have a look!
In the ReparaturCafé Karlsruhe objects of all kinds are repaired together. Technically inexperienced helpers are also welcome here. With expert support, you learn how to repair things yourself. And the best thing is: you make a valuable contribution to environmental protection! In addition to actually repairing things, you can also offer your assistance in other areas – at the reception, in the café, or in public relations.
KonsumGlobal Karlsruhe is a team of young, committed people from Karlsruhe who conduct city tours on the topics of "sustainable consumption", "globalization" and ,"climate change". Together, they look for alternatives to make our way of life more sustainable.
The term Urban Gardening describes a trend that is becoming increasingly popular in cities. People get together in community gardens, work, plant, harvest, and enjoy being together in a group. The Urban Gardening project in Karlsruhe is accompanied and coordinated by the BUZO citizens' initiative.
The Kinderprojekt Siebenstein supports socially disadvantaged children in Karlsruhe's Südstadt district by providing tutoring and homework support. The children's café is open and offers space to play and a hot dinner. Advice is also given to the children's parents. Project Siebenstein is looking for committed helpers who enjoy working with children and are open to different cultures. Cooperation is possible in the following areas:
The association burundikids e.V. works for a future worth living for children in Burundi. The local working group burundikids Karlsruhe, which includes pupils, students and professionals, supports the association with public relations, partnerships and events.
The educational program "Luise hilft!" at the Evangelisches Jugendwerk Karlsruhe is aimed at school students with Karlsruhe's Kinderpass who would like to improve their school performance through low-cost tutoring. In order to help children and young people with learning difficulties, "Luise hilft!" is looking for students and volunteers aged 16 and over who would like to support the team. Prerequisites for working with the team are participation in a basic training course and an extended certificate of good conduct. In return, "Luise hilft!" offers pedagogical support, an expense allowance of up to 10€/h and a certificate for your resume.
SCHEFF stands for school-supplementary support for refugees and migrants. The aim of the project is to support refugees on their way to their apprenticeship. The focus is on language acquisition, math support and career orientation. The school-accompanying support takes place in small groups.
The Jugendfreizeit- und Bildungswerk (jfbw) organizes vacation camps for almost 5,000 children a year. Whether it's a climbing trip, circus visits, or computer courses during the vacations, the jfbw's offerings are diverse and varied.
Committed supervisors, so-called teamers, are always in demand. The teamers are prepared for their tasks in practical seminars.
As a volunteer AWO-“Lotse”, (AWO-guide) you help refugees arrive in Karlsruhe and find their way around. As a “Lotse”, you show them the contact points and rooms in the first admission facility, you explain how the public transportation network works, or what services are available at the human rights center.
At the German Red Cross in Karlsruhe, there are various ways to get involved, including in the first-aid service, by helping out at blood donation appointments, or by caring for the elderly. These are just a few examples of how you can get involved with the Red Cross.
The non-profit association Sonnenblume e.V. supports elderly, sick and disabled people in their everyday lives. Volunteers do the shopping, help with cooking and cleaning, assist with small gardening jobs or change a broken light bulb. But simply taking time to talk, play board games or drink coffee together is also support.