What We Do
A letter to the volunteers
Dear all who offer your time and skills to do volunteer work within the refugee community,
Inviting eight Syrians for Christmas
Hania Hakiel, the project manager of our GSBTB Open Art Shelter, invited Syrian friends back to her homeland for Christmas
Making home feel like home: creating a common room in Charlottenburg
Give Something Back to Berlin's Open Art Shelter has been invited to create a cosy space in a new refugee home in Charlottenburg.
100 newcomers practicing German every week
Kicking off in January, Give Something Back to Berlin's latest project Sprachcafé sees newcomers of all kinds meeting with native German speakers to practice speaking German every week.
American study visit in Berlin – learning through volunteering
On a cold January day GSBTB hosted a large group of American and Danish students who were in Berlin to learn about German history, migration, multicultural communities and the refugee topic.
Breaking the silence at Neuhardenberg refugee shelter
The GSBTB Open Art Shelter visits the Neuhardenberg Refugee Camp, an hour-and-a-half's drive east of Berlin.
Hundreds of new friendships in just a few hours
Every month at Give Something Back to Berlin we organise a community event where refugees and Berliners of all kinds – Germans, recently-settled “expats” etc. – come together to meet new people.
Christmas dinner with the Refugee Cooking Group
For the first few hours of Christmas day I really regretted my decision to have a Berlin Christmas. Luckily, I had kept one tradition – the stress of trying to cook Christmas dinner.
Are you a refugee and want to improve your English skills?
Join us for our weekly GSBTB English! We start again at the beginning of January.
Refugee connection building evening at Agora
Simply WOW. The community team up yesterday went better than we ever could have wished for!
Volunteer thank you from Frostschutzengel
These nice words came from the team at the homeless organisation Frostschutzengel who thanked all you GSBTBerliner volunteers for your commitment in 2015.
GSBTB refugee and friends Christmas music extravaganza
Our Christmas Party Music Extravaganza event last week was a culmination of all the best parts of this year in the life of Give Something Back to Berlin.