Training schemes

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How can I train myself?

If you are already active in a voluntary organisation you can enquire about possible training schemes there. In case there are no regular meetings to reflect on and examine your voluntary work, you could suggest such a meeting (possibly under professional guidance).

The following organisations offer training schemes and workshops concerned with voluntary support for refugees:

  • Refugee Council for Thuringia (Flüchtlingsrat Thüringen e.V.)
  • The University Association for Intercultural Studies (Hochschulverband für Interkulturelle Studien, IKS) offers free of charge intercultural trainings and training material as downloads.
How can I become a refugee buddy or sponsor?

If you want to become a refugee buddy or sponsor you can learn a lot about volunteering as a tandem during seminars or workshops. This way you can get prepared for your voluntary involvement. Currently, the following organisations offer this training:

  • Der Paritätische – Buntstiftung (in cooperation with PARITÄTISCHE Bildungswerk, PARITÄTISCHE Akademie and the Thuringian Ministry of Migration, Justice and Consumer Protection)
  • Bürgerstiftung Jena/Saale Holzland
  • Kindersprachbrücke Jena e.V.