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.
Volunteerism is everywhere at the Universitätsgesellschaft Potsdam (university society)! The executive board and advisory board strive with diverse ideas for constant strategic development of the almost 30-year-old, approximately 1000-member, non-profit association. This includes networking with friendly organizations in science and civil society. The association's three most important funding priorities are the integration of refugees and the associated intercultural communication, the promotion of inclusion projects, and support measures for the self-employed. Frequently, these are also student-initiated projects. Last but not least, the association maintains a decentralized, voluntary support of various alumni chapters, which focuses on alumni meetings as well as workshops and mentoring of students and alumni.
As a counseling center for topics related to sexuality, sexual health and sexual education, we at AIDS-Hilfe Potsdam e.V. offer a safe and anonymous space to support people with questions, experiences and counseling needs.
Whether it's about contraception, the need to talk after a sexual accident, or topics related to sexuality and identity, our team of counselors always has an open ear and supports people in understanding situations better and/or developing a solution and action strategy.
In addition, we offer anonymous testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections by our specially trained staff on the first three Thursdays of each month.
We visit school classes to conduct sex education workshops with them and support them on their way to sexual self-determination.
Our colorful team of volunteers, which is always happy to welcome new comrades-in-arms, carries out educational work in the bars of Potsdam's city center. It is not uncommon to find our booth at CSDs, other queer events or the World AIDS Day. There, volunteers and staff are available with information material, playful approaches to the topics through our wheel of fortune, and openness to conversation.
The state association AndersARTiG e.V. is the umbrella organization for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans*, inter* and queers in the state of Brandenburg.
Various projects, groups and associations gather under the umbrella of AndersARTiG. With the "Regenbogenkombinat Brandenburg", the association runs two queer meeting places. One in Potsdam and one in Cottbus, where the different groups meet and a variety of leisure and networking opportunities take place.
There are many possibilities to join us or just drop by.
You can find more information and dates at www.andersartig.info or on Facebook and Instagram.
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: mailubundjugend-brandenburgpde.
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 vorstandupfadis-potsdampde.
You can find our presentation video here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or our website www.kreidestaub.net or via Instagram @initiative_kreidestaub.
Link to our presentation video: https://youtu.be/caG-P0rSbGk
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.
“Nature is calling – we are the answer!”
NAJU is the stand-alone children's and youth association of the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU). NAJU offers you space and support for the realization of your own projects and offers internships and volunteer positions (Voluntary Ecological Year FÖJ; Federal Volunteers Service BFD). We get involved when it comes to climate and biodiversity protection. As nature's mouthpiece, we want to counteract the current threats and destructive developments. Whether it's for nature conservation missions, weekend seminars, summer camps, protests or in the office – anyone who wants to do something for nature and climate protection is welcome and needed.
Naturschutzjugend (NAJU) LV Brandenburg Träger e.V.
Jugendbildungsreferentinnen: Claudia Günther, Anne Kienappel
Haus der Natur, Lindenstraße 34, 14467 Potsdam
Phone: +49 (0)331-2015575 | E-mail: email@example.com | www.naju-brandenburg.de
We, the Ökopaten, are a colorful bunch of people of different ages who have come together to stand up for our environment. We all pursue the goal of a sustainable way of life. Our association has made it its goal to touch people's everyday lives with the help of our own projects and thus support sustainable living in the region. At the Ökopaten everyone can bring in his or her ideas and imagination and implement them in creative projects.
Link to our website: https://oekopaten.de/
You are new at the university and want to ... get to know your hood outside the university? ... live sustainability? ... make your world a little better right now?
Then visit us at the Potsdam Civic Foundation! Our goal is to make the city friendlier, more colorful and more sustainable! To achieve this, we implement a wide variety of projects together with other committed people: For example, the PotsPRESSO deposit cup system (to make the disposable cups in the to-go area superfluous), an online petition for a municipal ban on disposable cups, offer scientists* from all over the world at the International Tuesday discussion space, cycle people with limited mobility through Potsdam in the Bürgermobil built for us, run the meeting place for young people, the "Bunte B," revive the "Inselbühne" threatened with demolition and show everyone: Culture makes Potsdam!
And the best thing is: We still have room for friends, time donors and contributors! Come by - we look forward to seeing you!
Start with a Friend brings people with and without an immigration background together in tandem and in clubs. We create encounters in order to develop friendships. In this way, we work together to create more togetherness in Potsdam. Becoming a tandem partner is uncomplicated, flexible in terms of time and a lot of fun! Through joint community events you don't just get to know one person - sometimes whole circles of friends develop! Be part of it - we are looking forward to you! You can find more information at: www.start-with-a-friend.de and on our social media channels: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Blog
Studenten bilden Schüler e.V. Potsdam (SbS) is a voluntary organization of students. We aim to establish equal opportunities in education for everybody. To this end we provide pupils in a challenging social or financial situation with a student dedicated to providing weekly and individual study help. Our goal is to offer this service no matter the school form, school year or subject at hand. If you would like to improve your educational skills, management skills or skills working with children, then come join us as a tutor or as a member of the management team. Only one hour of private tutoring a week can massively improve a child‘s chances in life!
If you would like to find out more about us and register, visit https://studenten-bilden-schueler.de/standorte/potsdam , follow us on Instagram @sbs.potsdam or write us an e-mail: studenten.potsdamustudenten-bilden-schuelerpde . We’d be delighted to have you as a member of our team!
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.
WeltTrends e.V. is an association for the promotion of foreign policy debate in Germany. It was founded in the early 1990s during the German and European upheavals and has since accompanied the Berlin Republic in its search for a new German foreign policy. Based in Potsdam, steeped in history, the association contributes to the promotion of education and science in Germany, especially in the capital region, and radiates far beyond national borders. WeltTrends, the journal for international politics, has been published by the association in cooperation with the West Institute Poznan since 1993. At the same time, various series of publications are produced, including WeltTrends Papers, Potsdam Textbooks, WeltTrends Teaching Texts and Horizons 21. Furthermore, the association regularly organizes foreign policy conferences and meetings in cooperation with other institutions.
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!