Volunteer work

Many people in the Wetterau district do voluntary work. In recent years, especially due to the large number of refugees, a widespread network of volunteers has developed in the field of refugee aid. For example, they help refugees in their search for vocational training, support women on their way to a successful future, organize intercultural sports teams and assist in finding accommodation.

Would you like to get involved?

If you would like to get involved in helping refugees, you will find the relevant information on the website of the AG Flüchtlingshilfe (Working Group on Refugee Aid in the Wetteraukreis). On this website you will also find contact persons in the different communities of the Wetterau district.

Are you looking for interesting volunteer work in the area of refugees, migration, diversity? Then let the "WIR-VIelfaltszentrum" (WIR-Centre for Diversity) of the Wetteraukreis advise you! This is a contact partner for volunteers and offers support.

Would you like to further your education and build a network?

Regular seminars, training courses, conferences and other events are offered for volunteers in the field of refugees, migration and diversity. Current events can be found on the website of the working group on refugee aid in the Wetterau district.


Networks and contact persons

  • AG Flüchtlingshilfe

The AG Flüchtlingshilfe (Working Group on Refugee Aid) brings people together who work in refugee aid, in order to improve structures for refugees. The working group is made up of representatives of charitable organizations, municipalities, volunteers, local authorities, churches and other groups.

  • Volunteer agencies in the Wetteraukreis

Volunteer agencies help active, passive and future volunteers. In the Wetteraukreis there are volunteer agencies in the municipalities of Altenstadt, Bad Nauheim, Büdingen, Florstadt, and Friedberg.

  • LAGFA Hessen

The Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freiwilligenagenturen (LAGFA) in Hessen is the umbrella organization and the lobby group of Hessian volunteer agencies. Volunteers can find a lot of information and event details on its website.

  • Gemeinsam aktiv (“Active together”)

On the website gemeinsam aktiv (Active together) volunteers will find useful items such as the “volunteer search engine” for finding opportunities for voluntary work, events and information. "Gemeinsam aktiv" is a campaign of the state government of Hesse to promote volunteering.


Information for volunteers

  • Volunteer online-platform of the Volkshochschulen

The volunteer online-platform of the Volkshochschulen (adult education centers) gives a complete overview of voluntary work in refugee aid.

  • Course book Impact (Kursbuch Wirkung)

Under the motto "doing good things even better", the “course book impact” helps you to improve your skills to make your volunteer work even more efficient and effective.

  • "How-Can-I-Help?"

This online volunteer platform gives an overview of the many possibilities and topics relating to refugees.

  • Volunteer Card (Ehrenamts-Card)

Particularly active and committed volunteers can apply for the Volunteer Card. It entitles you to discounts on numerous activities throughout Hessen.

  • Search engine for voluntary work

With the volunteer search engine you can find places in your area where voluntary help is needed.