Team Helper Support
The purpose of this team is to take care of the helpers.
Firstly, the team is training helpers by dealing with topics such as how make refugees feel welcome, the dos and don’ts for volunteers as well as motivation and aims of voluntary service. All-day seminars are held by Friederike Goergen. These seminars are intended for the voluntary members of the „Helferkreis“ as well as for interested citizens.
Secondly, the team’s purpose is to offer guidance to helpers in the course of their voluntary service. All people involved in helping others will be offered the opportunity to discuss their commitment.
In meeting people from different cultures we may reach personal limits. We may sometimes not know how to proceed, we may get frustrated because our words or intentions are being misunderstood. In such cases, it may be helpful to talk about problems and to reach a clearer understanding of the situation by discussing it. The process of telling and describing can lead to seeing new perspectives, receiving encouragement and reinforcement, as well as to discovering alternative solutions.
The heads of this team are Friederike Goergen (psychologist) and Robert Stolz (deacon). They would like to support and to accompany your commitment in the context of individual discussions as well as group discussions. They intend to take care of your personal well-being. They also aim to guide you to use your talents in the best way possible, to be aware of your limitations and to make sure that you don’t give more than you can.
If you want to talk about your experiences, discuss an unresolved or stressful situation, or if you just wish to join our team, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Friederike Goergen (tel. 089-295276, Email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Robert Stolz (tel. 0177-668865, Email email@example.com).