What We Do
Looking to donate your old things? Here’s where to go
Many usable items end up in the trash because Berliners don't know where to go to donate them. The Berliner Stadtreinigung (BSR) tells you where you can go to donate all those goodies you don't use anymore.
GSBTB Open Art Shelter hosts its Women and Kids Gathering
GSBTB Open Art Shelter hosted a small gathering of women and children on the Refugio roof. They had a range of fun activities planned for attendees and set up a cosy atmosphere for them to relax, chill and have fun in the sun.
GSBTB Open Music School hosts the Yale Spizzwinks from the US
GSBTB Open Music School Social Singing Group hosted the Yale Spizzwinks acapella group for a singing workshop and performance.
Afraid of terrorism? A Tempelhof case study on how NOT to make democratic citizens out of refugees
What could have been a positive opportunity for the residents' empowerment turned into a painful example of how they feel stereotyped and pushed around by the authorities.
Interview with GSBTB founder Annamaria Olsson for female entrepreneurship and leadership site Ich Selbständig
Ich Selbständig interviews Annamaria about being a woman entrepreneur, GSBTB's growth and plans for the future.
GSBTB back in Baku at the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue
This weekend we were representing and sharing GSBTB's work and learnings at the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku. This time last year in Baku we won the top prize of the Intercultural Innovation Award from UNAOC and BMWG Group.
GSBTB Open Music School hosts its first Student Performance Night
GSBTB Open Music School held its first ever Student Performance Night. For many of the students, this was their first time playing music for and with others. The feeling in the room was electric.
Five years of memories and LOLs
This week Give Something Back to Berlin celebrates five years since the Facebook post that launched our organisation. Here GSBTB team members each share a favourite memory from our wild ride so far.
The Facebook post that launched GSBTB
This week Give Something Back to Berlin celebrates five years since the Facebook post that got our ball rolling. As we reminisce this week, we're sharing some memories and we've published that original Facebook post here.
How Talal from Syria built a massive online network of 1 million+ newcomers
Early in 2015 we had just started organising our monthly Team Ups and at one of our first ones, two curious and energetic Syrian men turned up. "We want to do something! We want to get involved! Volunteer, work, anything!" they said. Talal had only arrived in Germany two weeks earlier.
Join our team – intern with refugee background for German Volunteer Service (BUFDI)
If you’re a refugee fulfilling the requirements, we would love to welcome you on board to complete a 1 year Bundesfreiwilligendienst (federal voluntary service) with us.
Join our team: communications internship at GSBTB
Are you interested in a 3-6 month communications & organisational internship with GSBTB? Read on!