Non-Profit Associations

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By tradition, non-profit associations from Potsdam and the surrounding area have been introducing themselves at WarmUP. They present their projects, offer consultations for any situation and are often also looking for new volunteers and supporters. We would like to provide these associations with a platform again this year.

BUNDJugend Brandenburg

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Photo: BUNDJugend Brandenburg

Environmental protection is important to you? Have you always wanted to be active in an environmental protection association? Come over then! We are the BUNDjugend Potsdam. Our meetings are open to everyone up to the age of 27 - we are always happy to see new faces! Together we want to work for the Potsdam environment, sustainable urban development and a better future for all of us! So far we have e.g. Workshops such as DIY detergents, clothes exchange campaigns are planned or some parking spaces in Dortusstraße are creatively occupied for Parking Day 2020. We meet approximately every two weeks in a relaxed atmosphere, if you are interested in the next appointment, please contact: mailbundjugend-brandenburgde.

Telegram | Facebook | Instagram

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Photo: BUNDJugend Brandenburg

DPSG Group Sanssouci in Potsdam

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Image: DPSG

The Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft St. Georg (DPSG) is part of the world organization of the scout movement. You can experience a lot of different things with us: meet friends, discover and try new things, see nature, have fun, get involved, master adventures and a lot more. The cub scouts (7-10 years old), boy scouts (10-13 years old), scouts (13-16 years old) and rovers (16-18 years old) are always looking for dedicated adults, who want to help us prepare our weekly group meetings, go with us on our camp outings or plan other activities for and with us. Do you want to be a part of all this? You can find more details on www.pfadis-potsdam.de. If you are interested, you can (non-committally) contact vorstandpfadis-potsdamde.

You can find our presentation video here.

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Image: DPSG

Junge Aktive im Bundesverband Legasthenie und Dyskalkulie e.V.

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Image: Junge Aktive | Bundesverband Legasthenie und Dyskalkulie e.V.

We are a group of young members called Junge Aktive (JA) in the federal association for dyslexia and dyscalculia (Bundesverband Legasthenie und Dyskalkulie e.V.). Our group unites teenagers and young adults between the ages of 15 and 35 with dyslexia or dyscalculia. We are all about empowering one another and supporting other affected people. That's why we like to discuss and share the experiences we have made at school, during our vocational training and at university. We also provide information on dyslexia and dyscalculia. Many people are still prejudiced when it comes to us, despite the fact that our learning disorder has nothing to do with a lack of intelligence.

You can find a short video about us here.

Webseite: www.bvl-legasthenie.de/junge-aktive.html

Feel free to contact us. Facebook: f/groups/JA.JungeAktive Twitter: @JA_BVL Mail: jabvl-legastheniede and ja-berlinbvl-legastheniede

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Image: Junge Aktive | Bundesverband Legasthenie und Dyskalkulie e.V.

Kreidestaub e.V.

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Image: Kreidestaub e.V.

Kreidestaub e.V. is a student initiative to complement teacher training. We are a nationwide network of students from the fields of teaching, educational science and pedagogics who are interested in school development and professional pedagogics. Together, we address the issues that are not sufficiently covered during our studies through independently organized project seminars such as “Prinzip Lernreise” or “Projekt Haltung,” for example. Curious to know more? You can contact us via unipotsdam@kreidestaub.net, or our website www.kreidestaub.net or via Instagram @initiative_kreidestaub.

Link to our presentation video: https://youtu.be/caG-P0rSbGk

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Image: Kreidestaub e.V.

Leo Club Potsdam

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Photo: Leo Club Potsdam

You are 16-30 years old, live in Potsdam or the surrounding area and would like to get involved in social projects without committing yourself to fixed dates or having to decide on a specific area? Then this is the right club for you!

Leo Club Potsdam is a group of young people who like to get involved in non-profit work in their spare time and have fun together. We have been planning and organizing various events for 15 years. They range from an annual charity soccer tournament, food donation campaigns, tequila bingo and mulled wine sales to city clean-up campaigns. We use the donations to support charitable projects in and around Potsdam financially or by rolling up our sleeves and helping where help is needed. Anyone who loves to help and is enthusiastic about doing good things in creative ways is welcome to join us – we are always open for new ideas! Anyone can help. No matter if you are a biologist, set dresser or philosophy student.

If you want to find out more about us, feel free to check out our social media channels. We are very active there, introduce ourselves to you in several video clips and give you an insight into our multifaceted club life. You can also just come to one of our meetings and we can get to know each other personally.

Contact: potsdam@leo-clubs.de | Instagram | Facebook

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Photo: Leo Club Potsdam

Start with a Friend

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We at the Start with a Friend association Potsdam are promoting tandem partnerships between people from Potsdam and refugees on an equal footing. Since the need for contact to Potsdam residents is still great among refugees, while the willingness to help is declining among the German population, we would like to promote our organization. We connect Potsdamers and refugees in one-on-one tandems after a personal matching process. That is to say that we will personally meet all participants and match them according to their needs and interests. In order to create lasting tandems, we need enough participants on both sides and at the moment there is a lack of the so-called “locals”, i.e. people from Potsdam.

Website: www.start-with-a-friend.de | Contact

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WEISSER RING e. V.

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Burglaries, fraud, sexual abuse, bullying, stalking or violent crimes: Criminal offenses can cause deep psychological trauma for victims. WEISSER RING has been supporting victims of crime since 1976. More than 3,000 volunteers assist victims and their relatives after a crime has been committed. In politics, we also stand up for the interests of victims and are involved in promoting crime prevention. Our more than 400 local offices are spread out throughout Germany so that everyone who needs our help always has the possibility to personally get in touch with our local teams. Sometimes an open ear and respectful consideration are enough to help someone go through life with confidence again. In other cases, we provide support in dealing with authorities or arrange for temporary material support.

Branch office for the city of Potsdam
Phone: +49 (0)151/55 16 47 16 | Website: potsdam-stadt-brandenburg.weisser-ring.de | E-mail: wrpotsdam-stadtgmxde

 

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Photo: Florian Oellers

Wildfang e.V.

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Image: Wildfang e.V.

You are looking for a challenge and want to help a good cause at the same time? Then Wildfang e.V. is the right organization for you. Our association has been organizing inclusive vacation trips for more than 20 years. At Wildfang you will look after children and young people with special needs, working with a young and trained team. Your efforts in our vacation camp will be rewarded. In addition to invaluable moments and exciting practical experience, you will receive an appropriate allowance. An interesting option for all teaching degree students: Trips with us can count towards your required internship (PppH). Sounds good? If so, you can contact us via wildfang-ev.de/team or take advantage of our online offer. This is where you can let real Wildfang members answer any questions you might have and win prizes from our digital wheel of fortune!

Contact: wildfaenger@wildfang-ev.de | Instagram | Facebook

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Image: Wildfang e.V.