Many of us want to help refugees. But when faced with the questions of „where?“ and „how?“, good intentions often stay what they are: simply nice ideas.
With GoVolunteer there are no more excuses. This platform connects Volunteers with refugee projects. According to its founder Malte Bedürftig „it takes only 1 click“ to get started. Our test is convincing: After entering your state and your prefered area of work, GoVolunteer provides links and even dates for getting to know the project. If you have a project you can upload it and find the right volunteers. Seems like a win-win situation, right? Unfortunately the platform lacks critical mass: the large states in Germany are not even closely covered. In order to do so in the future GoVolunteer started a crowdfunding-campaign. They hope to expand their community so that it is not only helping volunteers in Berlin. We are hoping for the best: GoVolunteer lowers the threshold for people helping refugees and has the potential to speed up volunteering enormously.